|By PR Newswire||
|March 28, 2014 01:54 PM EDT||
ONCHAN, Isle of Man, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Rational Group has appointed Dominic Mansour as Managing Director of Full Tilt Poker, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Full Tilt brand and business.
Mansour is an experienced gaming industry executive who most recently served as CEO of the UK based Health Lottery. He previously held senior positions at GTECH G2, NetPlay TV and Globalcom/WMC UK.
Since launching PokerStars in 2001, the Rational Group has become the industry leader with a focus on operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Rational Group acquired Full Tilt Poker in 2012 and has since expanded the site's offerings to include Blackjack and Roulette, with additional casino games launching in the coming months. The Group has also said it is planning to launch sports betting in the future.
"Dominic's experience aligns very well with our plans for Full Tilt," said Rational Group Chief Operating Officer Rafi Ashkenazi. "He has strong commercial experience, a great marketing background, and first-class product knowledge across poker, casino and sportsbook. We're very happy to have him on-board."
"Rational Group has big plans for Full Tilt and I'm excited to lead the charge," said Mansour. "In addition to continuing to innovate on the popular poker platform, we'll be introducing exciting new games to our players, all supported by the exceptional customer support, security and integrity of the Rational Group."
Mansour will report to Ashkenazi and assumes his role on April 22.
About The Rational Group
The Rational Group operates gaming and related businesses and brands including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour. These brands collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, live poker competitions and poker programming created for television and online audiences. In addition to operating the two largest online poker sites, the group is also the largest producer of live poker events around the world. More than 800 live tournaments are held annually, awarding over $215 million in prize money. More than 50,000 players compete in flagship Main Event tournaments every year, representing over 100 different countries.
Rational Groups businesses are among the most respected in the industry for delivering high-quality player experiences, unrivalled customer service, and innovative software. The Group employs industry-leading practices in payment security, game integrity, and player fund protection. The Rational Group holds more online poker licenses than any other e-gaming company, and works closely with regulators around the world to help establish sensible global regulation. The group has a truly international presence, with more than 1,500 employees in over 20 locations around the world. There are major service and support offices in Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Ireland, Costa Rica, Australia, Spain, Italy, France and Malta, offering customer support in 29 languages.
SOURCE Rational Group