By Matt Kaufman, Rakeback.com Poker News Editor
When PokerStars purchased Full Tilt Poker, several big questions that players had for over a year were finally answered. Most importantly, we knew that non-US players would be paid directly by PokerStars and that US-based players would ultimately receive refunds through the Department of Justice.
This week, answers to a few more questions became available. First of all, PokerStars made it public information that they will be re-launching on November 6th in most areas of the world. Make sure to check out our article to learn more about the re-launch.
More recently, the poker world learned that Gus Hansen will be the face of the new Full Tilt Poker.
Hansen seems like a logical choice for a number of reasons. Most importantly, he was a member of Team Full Tilt whose name wasn't tarnished in the Full Tilt scandal. He's also extremely media-savvy and quite an accomplished player - Hansen has over $11 million in lifetime tournament earnings and is a regular participant in the biggest cash games in the world.
The decision to make Hansen a significant part of marketing the new Full Tilt Poker seems intelligent to us, and we look forward to seeing which other players will join him as sponsored pros of the site.
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