Full Tilt, which is set to relaunch on November 6, announced today that Gus Hansen has joined the new site as an ambassador. The Danish pro will represent the brand online and in major live tournaments.
“Gus is one of the best-known and most respected names in the poker community,” said Sarne Lightman, Full Tilt’s new marketing head. “Gus has always embodied the best characteristics of the Full Tilt Poker brand and we are thrilled to have him return as an ambassador.”
Hansen had represented the original Full Tilt since 2006 and was a regular at the nosebleed tables, famous for his seven-figure swings. He has career tournament earnings of more than $11 million, including three WPT titles and a WSOPE bracelet.
“I’m very excited to represent the industry’s most authentic poker brand,” Hansen said in a press release. “Full Tilt Poker has the best games, most innovative software and the strongest poker community; to me this feels like coming home.”
Late last month, PokerStars reconfirmed Full Tilt’s relaunch for November 6, and outlined plans to return balances to international players.
US Players, however, have not enjoyed similar news. Neither PokerStars nor the Department of Justice has announced repayments plans—with the latter still searching for a payment processor, according to reports.
US players who have moved abroad will not have immediate access to their balances, though will be allowed to play on the new Full Tilt.