Poker boost to Irish economy

Poker boost to Irish economy

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Good economic news in Ireland lately has been about as rare as a quiet tournament exit from Phil Hellmuth. Poker is doing its bit though with the news that Full Tilt Poker is creating 100 jobs in the Irish capital.

The new hires bring the total number of employees at Full Tilt's Dublin base to 800 with more jobs expected to be created in the future. A Full Tilt spokesman told the Irish Times newspaper yesterday, “This growth trend is estimated to continue at this strong rate for all of 2011 and beyond. All of our positions are for highly skilled technical and marketing positions with a significant number requiring a second European language.

“Ireland has always been an attractive location for us and continues to be so. The accessibility to a skilled and educated workforce in Ireland along with an attractive corporation tax rate continues to be deciding factors in our decision to remain here.”

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