Full Tilt Poker Refunds To Begin Shortly

The Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced the appointment of claims administrators group Garden City Group (GCG) to manage the Full Tilt Poker (FTP) refunds to U.S Players, after accounts were frozen in 2011 (Black Friday).

FTP Poker US Refunds GCG

Claims Administrators Garden City Group are going to handle Full Tilt Poker claims

Full Tilt Poker Claims Administrator

Garden City Group were announced on Wednesday (March 13th) as being the people that are going to oversee the hopefully smooth return of funds to the US Full Tilt players that had their accounts frozen in 2011 following the events of Black Friday. The transition of funds has been a long time coming after the re-launch of Full Tilt Poker back in November 2012, where European players were granted access to their funds.

It is expected that the amount to be paid back to the awaiting poker players is somewhere around $150,000,000.

How to claim Full Tilt Poker refund

For any players asking “How do I claim my Full Tilt refund?” then the answer is *almost* simple..
Garden City Group (GCG) have set up a new website called fulltiltpokerclaims.com, where there is currently just an informative notice to those wishing to make a claim. Once the claims process begins, players will be able to submit a claim electronically.

In the meantime, the only information to go on is that “The victim claims process will begin shortly.”
This is still early days, as you aren’t yet able to register for e-mail notifications for when the process is going to begin. The “U.S. fraud victims will be able to seek compensation for their losses (“Petitions for Remission”).”  statement on the website suggests that the wheel is already in motion and people will be able to get some information soon.

I will keep up to date with any more news that is released regarding the Full Tilt Poker Refunds for US players over the coming weeks/months, as it seems after almost two years, American players may soon see their money again.


Full Tilt Online Poker Series XXI Returns

FTOPS XXI will commence on December 2nd, a month after the brand’s relaunch

21st Series of FTOPS scheduled for 2 weeks commencing 2nd December 2012.

Following the relaunch on the 6th November after being offline since the events of Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker (FTP) have announced the return of Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS). The 21st series comes with a guaranteed $7.5 million prize. The famous poker festival will last for 2 weeks, with FTP lining up 35 different events across a range of levels and games.

The first event kicks off on Sunday 2nd December at 13:30 ET/18:30 GMT, this is a $200 + $16 No Limit Hold’em Multi Entry with $750,000 Guaranteed. The event most likely to gain attention is the FTOPS XXI Main Event on Sunday 16th December at 13:30 ET/18:30 GMT which is a $640 buy in $1.5 million guaranteed.

For those that have smaller bankrolls, the Mini FTOPS has also been scheduled to return at the beginning of January 2013.

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PokerStars relaunch Full Tilt Poker on November 6th 2012

PokerStars are relaunching Full Tilt Poker for players outside of the U.S.A on 6th November 2012. All non US account holders have recieved e-mails recently telling them that they are going to receive unrestricted access to their accounts with full balances restored, after they were frozen and shut down in June 2011. When the new Full Tilt website launches on the 6th, players will be able to use their existing funds to play games on the website, or they will be able to cash out and retrieve their money. The website’s homepage, www.fulltiltpoker.com is currently being used as an FAQ page, as understandably there is going to be a lot of questions raised over the coming weeks.

Players are also being told that they can transfer funds from their Full Tilt account over to a PokerStars account, allowing them to play on either website. This is due to the Full Tilt purchase by PokerStars, however we are being told that the Full Tilt site is going to continue to operate seperately from the PokerStars brand.

For the European countries which gambling legislations mean they cannot access their Full Tilt accounts, existing members have been told that they need to open a PokerStars account and then link it to their existing Full Tilt Poker account, where they will then be able to transfer across any funds they have. These countries are unable to play Full Tilt Poker under new licensing laws. Players in the US are facing further difficulties in claiming back their money, despite PokerStars offering to reimburse players, the US Department of Justice have taken on the job themselves on behalf of Full Tilt players. So far there has been little information on how this is going to happen.

For Full Tilt players that aren’t familiar with PokerStars, go to www.poker.gamble.co.uk for a helpful review


Any Full Tilt Poker News?

Hi there guys.
I’m working as hard as I can to gather at least some kind of information or news on Full Tilt Poker, but it seems the internet is down for any FTP related materials. Despite Daniel Neagranu’s statement about Full Tilt Poker and money return issue I’m still pretty optimistic about the money concern. I stay pretty come with the thought that Full Tilt owners will have to return all the cash back to players before they can be called trustworthy again.

Daniel Negreanu on Full Tilt Poker

Just saw the last video blog post from Daniel Negreanu,
If you look what he has to say it seems that he is absolutely sure about the fact that players are not getting their money back from Full Tilt Poker. I’m not sure if there are some legitimate evidence behind that or it is just what he feels, however the good thing is that what he says doesn’t collaborate with what FTP new owners have said in their last statement.

So we have Daniel Negreanu on one side and FTP owners on the other with totally different approaches towards the issue.

How Much Money Do You Have Stuck in Full Tilt?

Is PokerStars Taking Over Full Tilt Poker?

Dramatic Full Tilt news has been revealed yesterday. It seems that PokerStars might take over Full Tilt Poker for good. However there is absolutely nothing for Full Tilt players to worry about. Rumour has it that PokerStars will refund all FTP players money. The GBT Attorney points that there were two main reasons of what went wrong with purchasing FTP:

One of them was that Group Bernard Tapie couldn’t reach an agreement about repayment to players. The second point of concern was the interpretation of the deal in different countries outside the US.

GBT Attorney Dayanim comments on PokerStars rumour:

“If there is a deal with PokerStars, it very well could be the case that they decided that the two risks I just outlined were acceptable in light of an overall resolution to the DOJ legal position. They could have decided that those risks were small in the grand scheme of their situation, and that they would therefore be willing to deal with them.”

There is a post on 2+2 Forums that stresses:

PokerStars has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to buy FTP. The things I heard:

• All players will be refunded 100%
• Both sites back online
• Both sites have promotions
• Employees remain in both places

The PokerStars themselves released the following statement:

“We’ve had a lot of enquiries and there’s lots of speculation on the forums, so I wanted to address the PokerStars chatter. As you know, PokerStars is in settlement discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice. As such settlement discussions are always confidential, we are unable to comment on rumors. As soon as we have information to share publicly we will do so.” – Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications, PokerStars

Alexandre Dreyfus, the CEO of Chilipoker, tweeted “PokerStars buys Full Tilt for a consideration of $750m, including settlement with DOJ and full balances of players ($330m). I’m impressed”.

It also looks like Full Tilt Poker will be soon available for US players as well. That is great news for USA Poker players. So everything is going well for Full Tilt, either way the players from Europe and rest of the world will get their money pretty soon.

Don’t forget to check back as I will be posting some major updates. I will also try to summarize everything I find on the internet, so you will not have to look in different sources all the time my friends 🙂

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Full Tilt License may be Approved on May 3rd

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has pointed that a public hearing regarding Full Tilt Poker license will be take place on May 3rd. Here is a short description for those who want to know what it actually means:

  1. Full Tilt Poker doesn’t have any legal rights to run the site
  2. This public hearing will provide FTP with new License
  3. Non further date specified

Including the fact that Full Tilt have some new vacancies on their job list open I assume that the day of Full Tilt reopening will be determined shortly after the hearing. I WANT MY CASH BACK $$$

Don’t forget guys, you can always check for some existing and new online poker rooms at ukpoker.net 🙂

Full Tilt Poker Job Opportunities

Congratulations to all Full Tilt players, it has been announced that Pocket Kings Ltd which made up Full Tilt Poker is recruiting new staff for customer service jobs in Ireland, Dublin. 14 Vacancies are currently available for potential employees, including 8 Customers service position for different language groups, quality agents, customer service team leaders, localizations specialists and some others. Each is for a 2-3 month contract role which may lead to permanent employment.

From my perspective it all looks like the grand opening of European Full Tilt Poker will be set at 16th of April which is the Anniversary date for black Friday. Let us hope that as soon as players will be able to login to their accounts the money will be there, and we will not have any problems withdrawing the cash from Full Tilt Poker. I personally hope to see some new poker site reviews on Full Tilt Poker from poker.gamble.co.uk. I wonder what changes has been made to the platform and what new features will be available.

Don’t forget that I will add new information on FTP as soon as I find something worth mentioning. Stay tuned, and don’t forget to check back 🙂

Fullt Tilt Poker – finalization approaches

Found some new updates on Full Tilt Poker, even though they are 2 days old.
According to pocketfives.com website Lauren Tapie (the guy behind the Full Tilt Poker movement) has arrived to Dublin (Ireland), which is the headquarters of Full Tilt Poker parent company. According to the website Tapie has arrived there to re-launch the website.

Here is a quote from the website:

“Our source echoed the latest rumblings from Wicked Chops Poker earlier this week, which indicated that Tapies acquisition of the now-dormant Full Tilt Poker is nearing its completion. The original rumours had the deal being finalized by the end of February, although this was later delayed to March 16th and then March 23rd. Now, as the industry is closing in on the one-year anniversary of Black Friday on April 15th, one question looms large: When will Tapie complete its purchase of the assets of Full Tilt?”

There are some questions that still bother people all over the place, like will poker players be able to get their money back? Will US players be able to withdraw cash after Full Tilt opens in Europe?

One thing we know for sure – the progress towards FTP reopening moves faster than any time before. Let us not forget that one-year anniversary of Black Friday is on April 15th. Fingers crossed for that date 🙂

For anyone who is into UK’s poker rooms –  here is a nice victor chandler poker review.