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Full Tilt Poker Claims Process Appears to be Done

According to, the remissions process for those who had poker funds frozen in the Full Tilt Poker Black Friday scandal is effectively complete. According to the Garden City Group (GCG) the Full Tilt Claims administrator appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice, every petition for reimbursement submitted by players has been processed. There have been nine waves of payments to former U.S.-based Full Tilt customers, the first of which occurred in February 2014, nearly three years after player deposits were frozen or disappeared. That initial batch of payments was by far the largest, but the GCG had much more work after that, as more petitions came streaming in, incomplete records had to be fixed, and changes had to made to policies about who could and could not get their money back. Per Flushdraw, the dollar amounts and numbers of payments for each round were as follows: February 2014: $

Amaya Eliminating Many Former Full Tilt Jobs

In mid-May, PokerStars absorbed Full Tilt’s liquidity, ending the checkered existence of the once high-flying poker room, leaving behind just the carcass of the Full Tilt brand. On Friday, eGaming Review reported that Amaya, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, was eliminating “dozens” of jobs in its London office, the assumption being that these positions were related to Full Tilt operations. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. When two similar operations merge, there are bound to be employee casualties because of job redundancy. That was especially the case here, since Full Tilt’s poker software wasn’t going to be used anymore; Full Tilt is now just a skin of PokerStars, using the PokerStars platform. When the “merger” of PokerStars and Full Tilt was initially announced in February, Amaya said: This platform migration will allow Amaya’s development and technology teams to focus on improving one market-leading platform rather than two,

Final Settlements in Full Tilt Case Reached

After more than five years of travel through the courts in the United States, the final settlements regarding Full Tilt Poker were quietly reached earlier this year, ending the saga of the now-defunct twice over online poker site and putting it into the history books. The issues that Full Tilt faced were directly related to the “Black Friday” indictments by the U. S. Department of Justice against top officials from the online poker room. Indicted directly criminally in the case was Ray Bitar, the Chief Executive Officer of TiltWare, and Nelson Burtnick, who was the Director of Payments for Full Tilt Poker. In addition to those men, a class-action civil suit was filed against Full Tilt executives Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson by a player consortium consisting of Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, Todd Terry and Bradley Clasen, looking to retrieve monies that were taken in by Lederer and

PokerStars to Hold Promo for NJ Full Tilt Customers Who Lost Full Tilt Points after Black Friday

When PokerStars (or its parent company, to be exact) agreed to purchase Full Tilt Poker nearly four years ago as part of its Black Friday settlement with the Department of Justice, it also agreed to make whole all of the players whose funds had been lost or frozen when Full Tilt went down. To date, most U.S. Full Tilt players have been repaid (they should be, it has been five years since Black Friday), but PokerStars now plans to refund more than just cash that was in players’ accounts. In a largely ignored Two Plus Two post on Friday, PokerStars VIP Club Manager Dylan Coady, going by the screen name “PokerStars Dylan,” announced in the dedicated PokerStars New Jersey thread that Stars run a special promotion for New Jersey players to try to reward those players who had Full Tilt Points that they were never able to use. Part of

Full Tilt Now on the PokerStars Platform

Full Tilt Poker is dead. Long live Full Tilt. On Tuesday, May 17th, Full Tilt was officially absorbed into PokerStars, ending the second – and likely last – era of the gaming site’s existence. Amaya Inc., the parent company of both sites, announced the merger in February, saying: This platform migration will allow Amaya’s development and technology teams to focus on improving one market-leading platform rather than two, leading to a better gaming experience for all; improvements and features will be delivered faster and more efficiently rather than doubling development requirements. For instance, rather than splitting resources developing Full Tilt Jackpot Sit & Go and PokerStars Spin & Go features independently, teams will be able to work together on delivering the best possible product on one platform. Full Tilt’s software was quite popular; it was attractive, colorful, easy to use, and generally ran quite smoothly. Despite this, though, the software