Amaya is looking to streamline operations by migrating its Full Tilt offering onto the PokerStars platform, in a move which it believes will offer players a better gaming experience while allowing for a wider range of platform enhancements.

The operator said that the platform migration will allow its development and technology teams to focus on “one market-leading platform” rather than two, so that improvements can be rolled out more quickly and efficiently, cutting development requirements.

Rather than having resources split to develop Full Tilt Jackpot Sit & Go and PokerStars Spin & Go features independently, teams will be able to collaborate on delivering the best possible product on one platform, the company added.

It will also significantly increase the player pool for Full Tilt, which has fallen far behind PokerStars in the global rankings since it was relaunched by Rational Group in 2012 – something acknowledged by the operator.

“Players will benefit from a larger pool of players offering greater game choice, bigger prize pools,” Rational Group chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi explained.

“It will also make us more nimble as we can focus our technological innovation on one platform, rather than two, so we will be able to innovate more quickly and enter newly-regulating and existing markets swiftly.”

In addition to the migration of the poker offering, casino will also move to a single underlying platform, with players moved to a single account and the PokerStars VIP loyalty programme.

With the Full Tilt platform becoming redundant, it remains to be seen whether the technology will be sold off. The company did confirm, however, that a number of Full Tilt staff will be laid off at the Dublin office, with the exact number yet to be determined.

Shares in Amaya Inc (Co.Data) (TSX:AYA) closed up 0.27 per cent at CAD$18.35 per share in Toronto Tuesday.


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