It is only a few hours now from the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker under the new ownership of its once arch rival, PokerStars.
With players outside of the US able to fully withdraw their funds that have been locked up for some 18 months under the old management of FTP.
Full Tilt Poker announced via Twitter on Monday that it will be opening its doors for real-money play Tuesday at around 8:05 ET (13:05 GMT), at which point players located outside of the U.S. and Italy will have full access to their funds and real-money games for the first time since last September.
The launch will coincide with Full Tilt Poker’s Deal Me In promotion which will see $250,000 given away in a series of freerolls starting November 6th
When FTP goes live today, players will have the option of withdrawing their funds, playing real-money games on the site, or transferring their funds to PokerStars.
In segregated markets like France, Spain, Denmark, Estonia and Belgium, former Full Tilt Poker players will be repaid through the locally-licensed PokerStars platform.
In all other non-U.S. markets Full Tilt Poker players will have full access to their accounts when www.FullTiltPoker.com officially re-launches.
Last week, non-U.S. players were given a glimpse of things to come when Full Tilt Poker allowed players to sit down at the play-money tables, view their balances and even transfer their funds to PokerStars.
The site ran the play-money games in order to beta-test the software and iron out any bugs before the Nov. 6 relaunch.