Full Tilt Poker and Station Casinos
With PokerStars entering into a partnership with Wynn, it was practically certain that Full Tilt would follow suit. Of course, Full Tilt did not disappoint. Mere days after the initial announcement, rumors about a partnership between Full Tilt and Station Casinos have started to circulate. It’s not final just yet, but people are saying that the only thing left to make it official is an announcement to the public. As long as we don’t lose the massive poker bonus that Full Tilt is known for, this looks like it could be a good thing for everyone.
About Station Casinos and Full Tilt
As you probably know, legislation concerning online poker in the United States is rapidly becoming a big possibility. However, the direction in which the new law would take is still generally unknown. It could be anyone’s guess, really, and the online casinos as well as the land-based ones are all preparing for any possibility, so that whichever way the law goes, they’ll come out on top. This alliance between Full Tilt and Station Casinos was actually forged way back last year, but it seems that the time is ripe to make it official. Sources say that a statement will be made on Thursday.
Stations Casino isn’t the biggest land-based casino chain out there, but it certainly has its own merits. PokerStars and 888 Holdings both partnered with huge casinos, namely Wynn and Caesar’s, but Full Tilt is certainly going a different direction. Stations isn’t one of those big names on the strip, but it does have 18 casinos around Vegas and is one of the fastest growing casinos today. In fact, Stations is backed by the Fertita Brothers, whose genius took the bankrupt and downtrodden UFC and turned it into the phenomenon that it is today.
This partnership between Full Tilt and Stations is certainly bringing numerous possibilities to life. Take the Onyx Cup for example. There is little known about it, not even the location. Full Tilt has said that the location is ‘to be announced’. People believe that Stations would be proclaimed as the location the moment the partnership goes official. If this does happen, then Stations would be getting quite a lot of publicity. Full Tilt, in turn, would greatly benefit from the publicity that the UFC also gets. Stations would also really help in allowing Full Tilt to make a smooth transition into the live poker scene.
All in all, it’s not a very obvious partnership, but whoever thought it up certainly had some great ideas up his sleeve. This is a partnership that will certainly benefit both ends.