We’ve recently heard from a number of Las Vegas and online poker insiders that Full Tilt Poker, the second largest U.S.-facing online operator, is in talks to form a strategic alliance with Station Casinos.
Station’s has been buzzing internally about a potential Tilt deal, and with the PokerStars-Wynn alliance announced, the Las Vegas gaming community is on steroid-level speculation as to where the next chips will fall. Tilt has been rumored to be in discussions with a number of Las Vegas-based casino properties–including the Wynn–but the prominent speculation as of now is that they are closest to inking a Station deal.
Station Casinos is owned in part by the Fertitta brothers, who also own the UFC. Full Tilt was a one-time on the mat sponsor of the UFC.
How this impacts the location of the first ONYX Cup event is still uncertain.
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