The Stars Group has announced that the last remaining assets of Full Tilt poker will be taken offline this week, with all players to be migrated to the flagship PokerStars entity.

After initially beginning life in 2004, the Full Tilt desktop and mobile applications will no longer be available from February 25, 2021. All account information, preferences, balances, tickets and bonuses will remain available on the PokerStars software.

PokerStars absorbed its rival almost five years ago when the then Amaya Gaming confirmed a successful migration of the two onto a single platform, with the group committing to a dual brand poker strategy but citing a better gaming experience and increased efficiency by pooling the two onto one product.

With the Full Tilt software to be taken offline later in the week, TSG updates that all balances, including those in multiple currencies, t-money and tickets, as well as any casino or poker bonuses, available via Full Tilt accounts are also available on PokerStars.

Issuing the update via a Full Tilt shutdown FAQ, the company notes: “Our commitment to improving PokerStars software and the PokerStars customer experience in recent years has limited the amount of focus and resources we could apply to the evolution of Full Tilt. 

“We feel it is time to consolidate brands so that everyone has access to the newest features and most innovative games which are available exclusively on PokerStars.”

In August 2014, Amaya Gaming completed the acquisition of Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group, the owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands, in a $4.9bn deal.

Three year later, Amaya Gaming unveiled a corporate transition to The Stars Group, representing a natural extension of the aforementioned purchase. The change saw the group move its Canadian head office from Montreal to Toronto and adopt a new corporate logo and website, among other changes.