Now that Full Tilt Poker is completely back on its feet, it is announcing changes to its old set up.
One of the more recent changes was Full Tilt Poker’s announcement that it would not hold any of its Red Pros as part of the sponsored team. The Full Tilt Poker site also announced that it was not planning to expand team Full Tilt Poker.
The Team Red Pros were a team of Full Tilt Poker players such as Brian Townsend who were once sponsored by the site but have now been discontinued.
The players of team Red Pros were informed of Full Tilt Poker’s decision via email. Dustin Iannotti, the new Manager of Team Full Tilt Poker, addressed the players of Red Pro stating,
The “Red Pro” team is not being continued by the Rational Group and a new team has been launched under the name of “The Professionals.” Unfortunately, we do not have any immediate plans to expand the Full Tilt Pro team at this time. We do not rule this out as a possibility in the future, and because of that, we will keep your contact on file should that plan change at any point.
This reveals that there will only be one small team of top poker players called The Professionals” at Full Tilt Poker which include Tom Dwan & Viktor Blom who have joined recently. All these changes are headed by the Rational Group which has taken over the management of the Full Tilt Poker company after PokerStars purchased it from its indebted state caused by Black Friday. The Rational Group also heads PokerStars, so we can expect good management decisions from them.
Dustin Iannotti also made the effort to explain to the Red Pro players as to why the Full Tilt Poker site could not sponsor them.
Other than the non-US player balances, The Rational Group did not assume any liabilities of the previous Full Tilt Poker companies and therefore previous contractual agreements that Full Tilt Poker may have had including with FTP Red Pros were excluded. As such, The Rational Group is not liable and will not pay for any amounts which may have been due to you under your agreement with any former Full Tilt Poker company
added Dustin Iannotti in the email.
It also makes sense that as Full Tilt Poker is only now getting back on its feet, there would be no reason for the company to continue to sponsor all these players. It also indicates exactly where the old Full Tilt Poker site was putting its money; sponsoring a huge team of Red Pro players could not have been beneficial to its revenue as the old company seemed to have been severely in the red itself.