Full Tilt Poker Hiring for Poker Room Relaunch?
Job-seeking poker fans throughout Europe will have been more than a little surprised to discover listings for Pocket Kings Ltd on Irish employment website jobs.ie – particularly as the Dublin-based company is the marketing and technology division of beleaguered poker room Full Tilt Poker.
Now, these 13 listings – which cover positions such as customer service reps, team leaders and supervisors – just appeared yesterday on the site, so could this be a sign that the much-anticipated relaunch of Full Tilt is on the horizon?
With the job descriptions asking for candidates to possess languages such as Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian and Romanian for particular posts, this appears to add credence to recent rumours of Groupe Bernard Tapie (GBT) managing director Laurent Tapie relocating to Ireland to oversee the relaunch of Full Tilt in Europe.
Job Listings Asking for Customer Service Reps
The majority of the listings provide the following introduction: “Pocket Kings is hiring and has an urgent requirement for experienced multilingual Customer Service representatives.
“With an attractive salary, these 2-3 month contract roles may become permanent and offer an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and energetic company.”
Additionally, under the banner ‘Overall Purpose of Role’, most of the listings also state: “This position will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to become part of the finest Customer Service team in the online poker industry.
“Working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, this area of the business provides potential for rapid growth within our company, which is the support arm for Full Tilt Poker.
“The ideal candidate for this position will be based at our corporate offices in Cherrywood, Dublin, Ireland, and will work closely with the Senior Operations Manager for multilingual email and phone support.”
Black Friday Anniversary Approaching
All this makes for interesting reading, especially after Tapie only recently stated that Full Tilt – or whatever name is chosen after the damage done to the brand’s name following Black Friday – could once again be operating some time this month.
Now, GBT still have to complete their deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to buy Full Tilt, but it does appear that the French investment firm are closing in on finalising that agreement with that particular branch of government as the 12-month anniversary of Black Friday approaches.
As you will undoubtedly know, the DoJ closed several poker websites, including Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker, as allegations of money laundering, illegal gambling and bank fraud came to light on April 15, 2011.
The long-running saga of GBT’s attempts to buy Full Tilt really does need to come to some sort of conclusion soon, with untold numbers of customers of the poker room still to be paid from frozen accounts.
But, if GBT do complete the deal, they will then be liable for the paying back of all the poker room’s non-USA customers, while the DoJ will reimburse States players.
If you want to check out the full job descriptions at the employment website, then get on over to jobs.ie and see for yourself. Maybe you’ll also see a position that suits you. Let us know how you get on – and maybe give us some insider information on what exactly is happening with Full Tilt and Pocket Kings. Don’t worry, though, as we’ll respect your anonymity.
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