With Full Tilt’s highly-anticipated relaunch just over a week away, PokerStars has begun pairing Full Tilt and PokerStars accounts.
The operator is now refunding players through the company’s dot.country domains in France, Spain, Denmark, Estonia and Belgium. More than $184 million is owed to international players.
Players in the five countries can log on to their Full Tilt accounts and follow the pairing process instructions. Once simultaneously logged in on both sites, an option in the PokerStars account menu generates a 14-digit number to be copied into the Full Tilt client. Funds will be immediately transferred to the PokerStars account and available for play or withdrawal.
Players in other territories—excluding the United States and Italy—will be able to play or withdraw funds immediately following Full Tilt’s relaunch on November 6.
French regulatory authority ARJEL announced last month that it has created a trust account with PokerStars to allow players on Full Tilt’s former French site to transfer funds or cash out.
Negotiations between Italian regulator AAMS and PokerStars are ongoing, according to reports.
US players who have moved abroad will not have immediate access to their balances, though they will be permitted to play on the new Full Tilt.
Yet to be repaid, US players are still awaiting the completion of the procurement process with the Department of Justice, which is currently searching for a payment processor.
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Editor’s Note: Charles Rettmuller contributed to this article.
Updated October 31.