Full Tilt Poker appears to be ramping up for a re-launching as a new company has been incorporated under the Full Tilt name with Group Bernard Tapie's son, Laurent, being named Director and Secretary.
New Full Tilt Poker Limited is registered in Dublin as a software consultancy and supply company that was incorporated on Valentine's Day and funded with €1 million. Along with Laurent Tapie, the company's second Director is listed as Prosper Jerémy Masquelier, Pokerfuse reported. Masquelier, together with the Tapie father and son duo, are co-founders of International Stadiums Poker Tour, which was announced in October, 2011. In addition to the Ireland registration, the business registering body in Malta has listed two new Full Tilt subsidiaries registered with that agency on April 11 under the names of New Full Tilt LTD and Full Tilt Holding LTD.
Although the negotiations involving the purchase of Full Tilt by Group Bernard Tapie have not been finalized, the latest new company launchings seem to signal that completion of the acquisition is imminent. Other signs include the recent job postings in Ireland by Pocket Kings, the parent company of Full Tilt, advertising for customer service representatives who speak a variety of languages believed to be needed to man the support desk.
Another hint that Full Tilt may be up and running soon was noticed by players who attempted to log on to the site and were met with status reports that would jump from "operational" to "offline," perhaps indicating that software experts were testing or modifying the software in preparation of the site going back online after being dormant since June of last year.