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Poker Site Defends Business, Not a Ponzi Scheme

The operators of online gambling site Full Tilt Poker, charged with running a $440 million Ponzi scheme by federal authorities, say what happened to them was simply mismanagement, not a scam.

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2/12/2019

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3/13/2017

article Cozen Nears Escape Of $900M Poker Fraud Class Action
(California) -- A California federal judge said Monday he was leaning toward dismissing RICO claims against Full Tilt Poker and Cozen O’Connor in a $900 million...

2/22/2017

article Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Poker Players
(California) -- The Court of Appeal for this district yesterday affirmed dismissal of a suit by a pair of poker players who claim they were mistreated by an operator of...

5/19/2016

article Five years after Black Friday, Howard Lederer apologizes to Full Tilt players
(USA) -- More than five years after the Black Friday indictments, Full Tilt Poker co-founder Howard Lederer has publicly apologized to players victimized by the site...

10/5/2015

article Latest Full Tilt Repayment Rounds of $5.7 Million Approved by DoJ
(Washington D.C.) -- Full Tilt has changed hands twice since it was summarily shut down by the Department of Justice in April of 2011, still owing its players millions...

6/8/2015

article Another Round Of Full Tilt Poker Payments Coming
(The Internet) -- Late last week, $4.3 million in additional money that is still owed to poker players from the old Full Tilt Poker site was given the green light to...

5/15/2015

article Full Tilt Returns To Danish iGaming Market
(Denmark) -- Almost two months since being granted an iGaming license by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Full Tilt has now similarly been approved to launch in...

1/25/2015

article Full Tilt Launch In New Jersey Greatly Exaggerated
(New Jersey) -- In 1897, Mark Twain was prematurely reported as dead, after which the American author and humorist famously said that the news of his death had been...

12/21/2014

article Full Tilt Cuts UK Player Rewards by 20 Percent
(UK) -- Full Tilt announced a 20 percent reduction of reward points for its UK-based customers effective on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Following the region's recent change in...

10/26/2014

article Full Tilt Moves to a new Marketing Strategy, but is it Enough?
(USA) -- Ever since Full Tilt was acquired by PokerStars’ parent company, The Rational Group, as part of the deal they brokered with the US Department of Justice...

10/22/2014

article Ray Bitar’s $40m Forfeiture Details Disclosed
(The Internet) -- The details of the former Full Tilt Poker, CEO, Ray Bitar’s, $40m forfeiture have been disclosed, and his former company confirm what the world...

8/22/2014

article Quickspin secures Full Tilt Poker deal
(The Internet) -- Online and social games development company Quickspin has agreed a deal to supply its entire portfolio of casino games to Rational Group-owned internet...

6/14/2014

article Dublin online gambling company comes up trumps after €3.6bn sale
(Ireland) -- The Full Tilt Poker online gambling business in Dublin has been snapped up as part of a $4.9bn (€3.6bn) deal. The sale is expected to clear the way for...

5/24/2014

article Full Tilt Debuts Real-Money Casino Tab
(USA) -- Newly revamped Full Tilt games has recently soft-launched 12 new real-money slots games as the latest step in parent company Rational Group's...

4/5/2014

article Garden City Group Pays Out Another $5M to US Full Tilt Victims
(USA) -- At one time poker players might have thought it was part of a cruel April Fool’s hoax. However, the news that the claims administration firm Garden City...

3/4/2014

article Full Tilt Poker to distribute $76m to US customers
(USA) -- Online poker brand Full Tilt Poker has announced the distribution of $76 million (€55.2 million) to approximately 27,500 US customers of the poker website.

1/24/2014

article Full Tilt Casino to Expand With Slots Games
(USA) -- Rational Group has confirmed that it plans to expand its casino games on Full Tilt Poker, with the addition of slots games to come this spring.

1/11/2014

article Full Tilt Slowly Rolling Out Real Money Casino Games
(USA) -- Last summer Full Tilt Poker officials said that the company planned to begin offering real money casino games in addition to its core product, real money online...

11/23/2013

article Full Tilt Poker Allows Canadian Players To Access Rush Mobile App
(UK) -- Mobile poker became very popular in the UK, and expanded to other markets where mobile gambling is authorized, including Canada.

11/15/2013

article Full Tilt Poker: File Now or Never
(New Jersey) -- The deadline for U.S. customers of Full Tilt Poker to file a petition to recover their FTP balance is now only hours away. Players have until November...

10/6/2013

article First Step of Full Tilt Remission Process is Complete, Reports Administrator
(New Jersey) -- The first step in the Full Tilt remission process is complete, according to the government appointed claims administrator, Garden City Group.

9/23/2013

article After Lengthy Wait, Full Tilt’s U.S. Players Set To See Their Money [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Almost two and a half years after the U.S. Department of Justice shuttered online poker websites on Black Friday, players who saw their Full Tilt...

8/13/2013

article US Full Tilt Players May Receive Funds Soon
(USA) -- According to a statement from the Garden City Group, American players with money stuck in Full Tilt Poker can expect to receive their funds in the near future.

7/16/2013

article Full Tilt Poker to Add Casino Games
(The Internet) -- Full Tilt PokerFull Tilt Poker will add casino games to its platform in the near future. This will be done in an attempt to distinguish the Full Tilt...
article Full Tilt to Start Hosting Casino Games
(The Internet) -- The second largest online poker provider in the world, Full Tilt, is poised to expand into casino style games.

7/15/2013

article GROVE: Big Changes Coming to Full Tilt Poker
(USA) -- Seems like PartyPoker isn’t the only room in line for a makeover. According to sources close to the process, Full Tilt Poker is in the initial stages of a...

6/25/2013

article HENDERSON: Full Tilt Players Still in Limbo Awaiting Payments
(USA) -- While not officially stating so, the Rational Group, which owns PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, must feel they were sold a bill of goods with the agreement they...

4/17/2013

article Founder of Full Tilt Poker Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Federal Court
(California) -- The founder of an Internet poker company operated from Dublin, Ireland, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in federal court, reported the Associated Press.

4/16/2013

article Founder of Irish-based Full Tilt Poker pleads guilty to fraud
(New York) -- A US court yesterday ordered Raymond Bitar, founder of Irish-based Full Tilt Poker, to forfeit $40 million after he pleaded guilty to offences related to...

4/15/2013

article Full Tilt Founder Bitar Pleads Guilty To UIGEA, Conspiracy Charges
(USA) -- Ray Bitar, founder and former CEO of Full Tilt Poker, pleaded guilty to criminal charges before a New York federal court Monday, exactly two years to the day...
article Full-Tilt Poker founder pleads guilty to conspiracy charge
(New York) -- An Internet poker company founder accused of operating his business like a Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Raymond Bitar, of Glendora, Calif...

4/9/2013

article Ringleader of online gaming site-turned Ponzi scheme 'strikes a deal with authorities because he is awaiting a heart transplant'
(USA) -- One of the ringleaders of the multi-million dollar scheme that bilked online poker players struck a plea deal with authorities because he is awaiting a heart...

4/3/2013

article DOJ Appoints Claims Administrator in Matter of Full Tilt Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has hired the Garden City Group as a third-party administrator to oversee the reparation payment by Full Tilt Poker...

3/14/2013

article DOJ appoints administrator to return Full Tilt funds to U.S. players
(Washington D.C.) -- Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States has retained the Garden City...

3/13/2013

article DOJ Hires Group To Help Compensate American Victims Of Full Tilt Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- While it wasn’t white smoke, the Department of Justice gave former American Full Tilt players good news on Wednesday for the first time in...

3/4/2013

article GROVE: Five Things Full Tilt Poker Got Right
(USA) -- You can learn a lot about developing an elite poker site from the biggest failure online poker has ever seen. It would be easy to write an article about what...

1/31/2013

article Jeremy Johnson Alleges $1 Million Harry Reid Bribe on Full Tilt’s Behalf
(Utah) -- This week’s release of an hour-long audio tape between indicted iWorks marketing fraudster and SunFirst Bank online poker payment processor Jeremy...

1/30/2013

article DOJ: Announcement 'Soon' On Full Tilt Remission
(Washington D.C.) -- After the Department of Justice announced in November that a third-party “claims administrator” would be chosen in January to “...

1/3/2013

article BLOG: Full Tilt Poker Getting Back in the Affiliate Game?
(UK) -- Looks like the “new” Full Tilt Poker is taking steps toward relaunching their affiliate program. PokerNews UK issued a press release this week...

12/7/2012

article Hansen, Dwan, Blom Down $3.3 Million Collectively Since Full Tilt Poker Relaunch
(Europe) -- Despite being a few of the best players in the poker world and representatives of the new Full Tilt, Gus Hansen, Tom Dwan and Viktor Blom have bled money...

12/6/2012

article Full Tilt ahead on recruitment drive for relaunched poker site
(Ireland) -- Full Tilt, the poker website rescued in August after legal and licensing problems shut it down, is on a recruitment drive.

12/2/2012

article BLOG: Full Tilt Payments & the US Department of Justice
(Washington D.C.) -- Word has come that the US Department of Justice will begin the process of processing payments for Full Tilt Poker players as early as January, 2013...

11/23/2012

article US Attorney's Office seeks third-party to refund Full Tilt money
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Attorney’s Office revealed that it is currently in the process of evaluating potential third-party applicants to handle the refund...

11/22/2012

article Slow progress on Full Tilt Poker's US refunds
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has announced that it is currently in the process of evaluating...

11/20/2012

article DOJ Says Its Hired Hand In Full Tilt Poker Remission Process Will 'Begin Work' in January
(Washington D.C.) -- The black box let a ray of light in today. The Department of Justice has just announced that early next year the wheels will begin turning for...

11/19/2012

article Hansen Drops $2 Million In Return To Full Tilt Poker
(Europe) -- Despite a reunion with millions in his Full Tilt Poker account, Gus Hansen might be having the worst November out of any poker player on the website.

11/16/2012

article Howard Lederer Faces Poker Player Blacklist
(Las Vegas) -- In October, after an absence of 18 months from the poker tables, Howard Lederer made an appearance at Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio and the Aria...
article Howard Lederer Files Motion to Dismiss All Charges
(USA) -- Attorneys for Howard Lederer have filed an updated motion to dismiss all charges against the former Full Tilt Poker head, including those contained in the...
article Las Vegas Poker Player Attempts To Push Howard Lederer Petition, Is Denied
(Las Vegas) -- Howard Lederer has become one of the most polarizing figures in the poker world over the past few months.

11/9/2012

article Return Of Full Tilt Highlights PokerStars’ Regulatory Strategy [sub req'd]
(Europe) -- Full Tilt Poker zoomed to the number two spot in world poker play this week as it debuted under its new owner, PokerStars, and its success has some experts...

11/7/2012

article Full Tilt Online Poker Back in Business
(Europe) -- Relaunched real-money gambling Full Tilt online poker site attracts 22,200 players in the first hours.

11/5/2012

article Full Tilt Poker returns today
(Europe) -- It is only a few hours now from the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker under the new ownership of its once arch rival, PokerStars. With players outside of the US...

10/21/2012

article Big Poker Aces Sign Up for Full Tilt Network
(USA) -- Full Tilt Poker relaunches with Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan in November 2012. The once big, then notorious Full Tilt Poker brand, resurrected by Poker...

10/16/2012

article Full Tilt Poker Affiliates Won't Get Paid
(USA) -- Full Tilt Poker affiliates were dealt a body blow this week when The Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and FTP, announced it wouldn't pay past...

10/15/2012

article Full Tilt Poker sign more top poker pros
(UK) -- Full Tilt Poker today announced that two of the biggest names in poker – Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom – are...

10/13/2012

article FTP Online Poker Expected to Re-open After Short Hiatus
(UK) -- Online poker gambling site Full Tilt has announced they will be offering Internet gambling services once again beginning on November 6th for real money.

10/12/2012

article Full Tilt Poker website will relaunch in Europe
(UK) -- FullTiltPoker.com will relaunch in Europe on Nov. 6 after the company was licensed Tuesday by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

10/9/2012

press release Full Tilt Poker Granted Online Gaming License From Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission
(UK) -- The Rational Group today announced that the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission has granted a licence that will allow Full Tilt Poker to provide online...
article Full Tilt Poker to re-launch Nov. 6 after receiving Isle of Man gaming license
(UK) -- Full Tilt Poker.com will re-launch in Europe on Nov. 6 after the company was licensed Tuesday by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

9/25/2012

article Regulators Call For Cross-Border Steps To Avoid New ‘Full Tilt Scenario’
(Europe) -- PokerStars announced it will repay Full Tilt Poker players immediately as the poker platform re-launches in November, but European regulators are calling for...

9/23/2012

article VIDEO: This Week in Gambling: Howard Lederer Breaks Silence on Full Tilt Poker
(USA) -- Following amended charges in the Full Tilt Poker case last week, Howard Lederer has come out of hiding and ended his silence on what happened with Full Tilt...

9/18/2012

article VIDEO BLOG: New Charges in Full Tilt Poker Case
(USA) -- APCW Perspectives Weekly: There are new charges in the Full Tilt Poker case, as Howard Lederer and Ray Bitar get in deeper and deeper. Also, the first online...

9/16/2012

article STUTZ: Feds eye poker champ's assets
(Las Vegas) -- How many homes does one professional poker player need? If you're Howard Lederer, the number is seven, including six in Las Vegas. Why is this an...

9/13/2012

article Full Tilt lawsuit expanded against Lederer, Bitar
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Attorneys' office has expanded the list of charges against two of the now-disgraced Full Tilt Poker's board members.

8/21/2012

article Five Things We'll Miss About Full Tilt Poker
(USA) -- Poker Stars is buying out Full Tilt Poker and claim they will pay back players soon, ending over a year of scandal and federal investigation into what officials...

8/10/2012

article Full Tilt Poker's Former American Customers Still At Mercy Of DOJ, But Probably Shouldn't Worry
(USA) -- On Thursday, the United States government received a $225 million payment from Isle of Man-based PokerStars – the first installment of its $731 million...

8/6/2012

article Full Tilt Deal Will Strengthen PokerStars 'Stranglehold' In Europe, Say Analysts
(UK) -- PokerStars' takeover of one-time rival Full Tilt Poker, formerly the second largest poker firm in the world, will cement its dominance over European rivals,...

7/19/2012

article BLOG: Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars Rumors -- Major Hurdle
(USA) -- There would be few things better for the poker community than a successful closure to the disaster that was once known as Full Tilt.

7/15/2012

article STUTZ: This case has poker world watching
(Las Vegas) -- At the 2006 World Series of Poker, Full Tilt Poker Chief Executive Officer Raymond Bitar enjoyed the trappings of a gaming industry titan.

7/7/2012

article Full Tilt CEO Bitar surrenders to U.S. authorities
(New York) -- Full Tilt Poker's Ray Bitar surrendered to American authorities in New York on Monday after staying abroad since the Department of Justice handed down...

7/4/2012

article Full Tilt poker tycoon arrested by FBI
(Alderney) -- The gambling tycoon who ran the world's second largest online poker site from servers in Guernsey has surrendered to the FBI just over a year after the...

4/22/2012

article BLOG: Wheels moving again at Full Tilt?
(USA) -- It's been a tumultuous year for Full Tilt to say the least. After the Black Friday indictments, the company had its license revoked, was named a "Ponzi...

4/15/2012

article New class-action suit filed against Full Tilt Poker directors
(Las Vegas) -- Two Full Tilt Poker directors were hit with another class-action lawsuit Thursday by online poker players upset because they can’t withdraw funds...

2/17/2012

press release Canadian-poker: Industry Leaders Confident in Online Poker Future Despite PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Controversy
(Quebec) -- Canadian-poker reports that despite the major setback the poker industry faced following PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and other sites being shut down, online...

2/4/2012

article Full Tilt Poker Buyer Hopeful of Deal Completion
(USA) -- Laurent Tapie, the Managing Director of Groupe Bernard Tapie, has given an interview regarding the chances of finally completing the acquistion of Full Tilt...

2/1/2012

article Full Tilt Poker and United States DOJ Reach Settle on Forfeiture Agreement
(Washington D.C.) -- According to a report by Gaming Intelligence last week, the owners of Full Tilt Poker agreed on the final terms of their forfeiture agreement with...
article Judge drops class action suit against Full Tilt
(New York) -- A New York federal judge has dismissed a first class action law suit brought against Full Tilt. US District Judge Leonard B. Sand on Monday dismissed a...

1/30/2012

article Full Tilt Poker Resurfaces With Spanish Online Licence Bid [sub req'd]
(Spain) -- The team bidding to take over Full Tilt Poker has applied for an online poker licence in Spain as they look to rebuild the company’s tattered European...

1/9/2012

article Full Tilt: UK Players Advised to Call Police
(UK) -- UK-based online poker players who still have money owed to them by Full Tilt Poker have been advised by the site's former regulator that they should call the...

1/6/2012

article Alderney passes Full Tilt responsibility to the police
(Alderney) -- The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has advised disgruntled Full Tilt Poker customers to contact the police if they believe they are a victim...

12/31/2011

article Top 10 Stories of 2011: #2, Full Tilt Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- It has been one heck of a year for online poker. Black Friday rocked the poker world and sent players, especially those in the United States,...

12/18/2011

article Defendants in Online Poker Crackdown Claim Funds Seized by USA D of J
(New York) -- Some punters are still reeling from the US Department of Justice crackdown on online poker last April and would like to see their money refunded.
article FTP and GBT Agree on Assets; DOJ Next in the Queue
(USA) -- Poker can now confirm that Full Tilt Poker and Groupe Bernard Tapie have executed an agreement to further the transfer of FTP’s assets to GBT.

12/17/2011

article Court Grants Extension to Absolute Poker, PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker
(New York) -- The Southern District of New York court has granted an extension to Absolute Poker, PokerStars, and Full Tilt Poker to respond to the civil complaint filed...

12/16/2011

press release Online Poker Sites Full Tilt Poker & PokerStars Withdrawn Sponsorship Leaves Canadian-hosted Poker Show Off the Air, Reports Canadian-poker
(Quebec) -- Canadian-poker reports that the popular Canadian-hosted poker television show High Stakes Poker won’t be airing on its usual GSN network in January...

12/11/2011

article Peter Dean to Head AGCC Full Tilt Review
(Alderney) -- The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) will be conducting a review into the way it handled the Full Tilt Poker case. In the past year Full Tilt...

12/9/2011

press release Online Poker Site Full Tilt Poker Deflects Blame, while PokerStars Offers Transparency, According to G-Poker
(Montreal) -- PokerStars released a statement outlining how they handle player funds, claiming their policies, in contrast with Full Tilt Poker’s, will protect...

12/8/2011

article Full Tilt Poker Case Handling Transparency Sought by Alderny
(Alderney) -- The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) announced this week that it will be establishing an independent commission to report on how the authority...

11/27/2011

article Full Tilt’s Rush Poker Patentability Challenged by Instadeal
(USA) -- Full Tilt Poker’s unique “Rush Poker” innovation, which allows a pool of players to play quickly and to continuously be rushed to a new table...
article Online Gambling – Poker In The News
(USA) -- Probably the biggest online poker news of the past couple of weeks is the fact that Full Tilt Poker (FTP) now has a price attached. Somehow Group Bernard Tapie...

11/21/2011

article BLOG: Four Reasons Bernard Tapie Wants Full Tilt
(USA) -- The news is out: French businessman Bernard Tapie, the former owner of Adidas and Olympique de Marseille, has made a deal with the US Department of Justice to...
article Department of Justice Won't Confirm Agreement with Groupe Bernard Tapie
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department still has nothing to say four days after the Wall Street Journal and CNN Money reported that a lawyer for a French investor...

11/20/2011

article US Department of Justice and Full Tilt Poker Buyer Make A Deal
(Washington D.C.) -- The Associated Press along with numerous other news sources has published the latest news in the continuing saga of Full Tilt Poker’s...

11/18/2011

article Full Tilt Players One Step Closer to Repayment
(Washington D.C.) -- There was some good news yesterday for Full Tilt Poker players who are hoping to receive their money in the near future. It was announced that...
article Potential Full Tilt buyer, DOJ moving on sale deal
(Washington D.C.) -- A French investment group hoping to buy an online poker operator dogged with legal troubles in the United States has a preliminary agreement with...

11/17/2011

article FTP/GBT & DOJ reach Deal!!
(Washington D.C.) -- In the biggest event that could eventually pay back the thousands of players owed money by Full Tilt Poker, as news broke that the prospective...
article Full Tilt Poker Deal Signed; Exclusive Statement Here
(Washington D.C.) -- Groupe Bernard Tapie has signed a deal with the United States Department of Justice to acquire Full Tilt Poker's assets. Find out more.
article Full Tilt Poker News: Settlement Stalled?
(USA) -- CNN Money appears to have published and subsequently deleted an announcement that GBT had finalized an agreement to acquire Full Tilt Poker. IBTimes has found...

10/30/2011

article Full Tilt Poker and Alderny Slammed by TonyG
(Alderney) -- Antanas Guoga, the online poker player also known as Tony G has slammed the Aldnerney Gambling Control Commission for not properly protecting funds...
article Full Tilt Poker subsidiary based in Dublin to make 180 staff redundant
(Ireland) -- UP TO 180 staff at a Dublin-based subsidiary of the US poker company Full Tilt Poker are being made redundant. Pocket Kings began informing employees of the...
article Tony G Criticizes the Closure of Full Tilt Poker
(Alderney) -- An eminent poker professional, Tony G, criticized Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) for closing down Full Tilt Poker.

10/29/2011

article Tony G Criticizes the AGCC For Allowing FTP to Keep Its License
(Alderney) -- Full Tilt Poker has been under pressure for a long time now and according to recent reports, the poker players seem to have started questioning the AGCC as...

10/23/2011

article AGCC Made a Mistake in the Full Tilt Poker Report
(Alderney) -- The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has recently released a statement this Thursday correcting what seems to be an error in their report in regards to...
article L.A. class-action suit seeks $900 million from Full Tilt Poker
(California) -- Add another lawsuit to Full Tilt Poker’s hand. The poker website that federal prosecutors last month called a “global Ponzi scheme” now...

10/22/2011

article Full Tilt Poker Hit with New Class Action
(California) -- Full Tilt Poker has been hit with a new class action – and this time the lawyers will not be rubbing their hands with greed glee! Forbes has...

10/15/2011

article Full Tilt Poker still in dire straits
(UK) -- The owners and board members responsible for the control of Full Tilt Poker (FTP) could be forgiven for thinking that their troubles were over when they received...

10/9/2011

article Aussie 'star witness' in US net poker case
(Australia) -- Is online poker a game of chance? Or is it a game of skill? The answer could determine whether 10 men, including the founders of internet poker's...

10/3/2011

article DoJ Dialogue To Determine Deal For Full Tilt [sub' req']
(Washington D.C.) -- Outstanding legal issues involving the US Department of Justice remain a major obstacle to French tycoon Bernard Tapie’s move to acquire...

10/2/2011

article BLOG: Full Tilt Back in Business by Jan 2012!!
(France) -- Speaking to the French iGaming publication Laurent Tapie believes FTP will be back with new management, a new license and back for business in January 2012!
article Gambling Control Commission applies brakes on Full Tilt.
(UK) -- Full Tilt Poker, a popular online gaming website that used to offer gambling to millions of players worldwide, faced license revocation by gambling control...
article Regulator Didn't Know of Full Tilt Problems
(UK) -- The top official at the Channel Islands regulator that licensed troubled Full Tilt Poker to run an online poker business said Saturday that he became aware the...

10/1/2011

article National Class Action Launched In the Wake of Revocation of Online Gambling License for Internet Giant 'Full Tilt Poker'
(Alberta) -- "Our class action issued with the courts today asserts that tens of millions of dollars is owed to Canadian online poker players with real money...
article Poker site scammed thousands of Canadians: Lawsuit
(Alberta) -- Potentially thousands of Canadian online poker players have been cheated by troubled gaming site Full Tilt Poker out of their holdings, alleges a class-...
article Troubled Poker Site May Be Bought by French Entrepreneur
(North Carolina) -- Full Tilt Poker players may yet be able to cash out. The embattled poker site said on Friday that it had signed an agreement to be acquired by the...

9/30/2011

article Alderney gaming regulators pull plug on FullTilt Poker
(UK) -- Gaming regulators in Alderney on Thursday officially pulled the plug on FullTilt Poker, revoking the company's Internet gaming license over concern about its...
article Full Tilt Gets Offer From French Investor
(UK) -- Beleaguered website Full Tilt Poker said a French investor had agreed to buy the company and pay back more than $300 million owed to poker players—but only...
article Full Tilt Poker: French tycoon Tapie agreed to buy
(Las Vegas) -- Troubled online gambling company Full Tilt Poker says French business tycoon Bernard Tapie has agreed to buy the company and its assets despite legal...

9/29/2011

article 'No Credible Buyer’ In Sight As Full Tilt Sees License Revoked
(UK) -- Hopes for the survival of Full Tilt Poker faded yesterday when Alderney’s gambling regulators revoked the firm’s operator licences for “...
article Full Tilt Poker Loses License; Rescue Recedes
(UK) -- The possibility of a rescue for Full Tilt Poker, the beleaguered online poker site accused of being a giant Ponzi scheme by a U.S. federal prosecutor, became...
article Full Tilt Poker's license revoked over finances
(UK) -- Full Tilt Poker, a popular poker website that once offered gambling to thousands of players around the world, had its license revoked by gambling regulators on...

9/28/2011

article BLOG: The online gambling battle is slowly being won in America – just not by the Department of Justice
(UK) -- US authorities’ pursuit of online gambling companies over the past five years might have been made for TV.

9/27/2011

article Full Tilt Fuels Debate On Regulation Of Online Gambling Accounts [sub' req']
(New York) -- Allegations regarding Full Tilt Poker have turned a spotlight on an ongoing European debate over whether the ring-fencing of player deposits from online...
article Full Tilt Poker Fraud: How FTP Threw Egg on the Poker Face
(USA) -- Is anyone remotely surprised that the owners of Full Tilt Poker were running a scam? When your management team is comprised of “Jesus” and “...

9/26/2011

article Full Tilt Poker seeks French investor
(UK) -- Full Tilt Poker, the Dublin-based poker company accused of being a Ponzi scheme by the US government, is trying to seal a deal with a potential French buyer,...

9/25/2011

article Full Tilt Poker's Statements Since April Versus the Truth
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Justice recently alleged that Full Tilt Poker was being run as a Ponzi scheme, using players’ funds to make lavish payouts...
article Full Tilt's Collection Woes Bred Alleged Ponzi Scheme
(USA) -- Thousands of people around the world allegedly lost money at the hands of Full Tilt Poker, an online poker site the government said last week was a massive...
article Poker Players Alliance Calls DOJ Full Tilt Claims “Sad and Disappointing”
(Washington D.C.) -- The Poker Players Alliance issued a statement recently, commenting on accusations leveled against Full Tilt Poker that the online gambling site...
article The Legal Outlook for Full Tilt Poker Featuring Expert Maurice "Mac" VerStandig
(Florida) -- In order to get a legal perspective on the Full Tilt Poker allegations, PokerNews caught up with Maurice “Mac” VerStandig, an associate from...
article Barney Frank & Full Tilt Poker: Illegal Donations?
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has been a longstanding advocate of legal online poker in the U.S. As such, he has received campaign support from numerous...
article Canadian Poker Players Are Furious With Full Tilt Poker
(Canada) -- Full Tilt Poker is no longer the top dog; not only has the site lost its title of being one of the most popular poker rooms on the internet but it has gained...
article Irish bank accounts listed in gaming firm legal action
(Ireland) -- TEN bank accounts held in Irish financial insititutions have been cited in the legal action being taken by prosecutors in New York who claim that Full Tilt...

9/24/2011

article Column: Full Tilt Ponzi Scheme Quickly Separated Fools from their Money (Allegedly)
(USA) -- “Full Tilt was not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. “Not only did the...
article Column: U.S. Government Responsible for So-Called Gambling Ponzi Scheme
(USA) -- This week U.S. investigators accused Full Tilt, the online gambling website, which was shut down during the black Friday raids of being a “Ponzi scheme....
article OP/ED: The Philibuster: Government regulation of online poker is inadequate
(Louisiana) -- The U.S. Department of Justice declared itself "all in" Tuesday in its high-stakes battle against popular online poker room Full Tilt Poker,...
article Barney Frank doubles down on online gaming
(Massachusetts) -- Federal charges that some of his online poker buddies are running a $444 million Ponzi scheme haven’t caused U.S. Rep. Barney Frank to stop his...
article Frank to return donations
(Massachusetts) -- As a longtime advocate of legalizing Internet poker, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has received generous campaign support from the industry.
article How to begin recovering Full Tilt funds
(USA) -- For five months, Full Tilt Poker has sat on players' funds or, as the news disclosed this week, siphoned the funds to pay executives of the company.

9/23/2011

article Hard to Explain: The Full Tilt Poker Fiasco
(UK) -- This week I found myself in the not-so-easy position of trying to explain to "non-poker" people what the heck had happened to land Full Tilt Poker on...
article Poker Site Defends Business, Not a Ponzi Scheme
(USA) -- The operators of online gambling site Full Tilt Poker, charged with running a $440 million Ponzi scheme by federal authorities, say what happened to them was...
article Barney Frank Defends Online Gambling Contributions Including FTP
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Representative Barney Frank, the one main constant supporter of online gambling in the United States has found himself right smack in the...
article Nevada lawmakers drop contributions from poker site
(Washington D.C.) -- Charities stand to benefit from thousands of dollars in donations from Nevada members of Congress as they shed campaign contributions from an online...
article Reports Surface that Full Tilt Contributed to Congressional Campaigns
(USA) -- The Boston Globe reported last Wednesday that Democrat representative of Nevada, Shelley Berkley, who has been an advocate for online poker legalization and...
article Full Tilt hearing runs into fifth day
(Alderney) -- The Full Tilt Poker hearing in London has run in to a fifth day despite only being scheduled for three. Rumour and hearsay on affiliate sites and elsewhere...

9/22/2011

article Analysis: Full Tilt Poker not really a Ponzi scheme
(USA) -- I don't fault Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, for using the term "Ponzi scheme" to describe the situation...
article BLOG: Jackpot: Fed Crackdown on Full Tilt Clears Way for Casinos
(USA) -- Amazing how boldly the feds can move to halt wild financial speculation when they’re in the mood. No, not Wall Street. That would be, you know, really...
article Brisbane IT mogul Daniel Tzvetkoff allegedly instrumental in US poker website Ponzi scheme that ripped off $400 million
(Australia) -- FALLEN Brisbane IT mogul Daniel Tzvetkoff was allegedly instrumental in a US poker website's Ponzi scheme that ripped off more than $400 million from...
article OP/ED: How long before the U.S. goes all-in for online poker?
(Maryland) -- Two of the icons of the poker world, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Howard Lederer, and two other directors of the Full Tilt Poker website have been...
article U.S. Alleges Full Tilt Poker Defrauded Players
(New York) -- On September 20, the U.S. Justice Department accused poker stars Howard Lederer and Christopher Ferguson, directors of the website Full Tilt Poker, of...
article BLOG: Rep. Frank plans to reject Ponzi poker haul
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) plans to give up over $30,000 in campaign donations he received from board members of an online poker company that was...
article Full Tilt Poker 'Ponzi scheme' woes spread to Ireland
(Ireland) -- Cherrywood Business Park, on the outskirts of Dublin, is no Las Vegas. But here, amidst the neat concrete-and-glass office buildings, the Subway fast-food...

9/21/2011

article Chris Ferguson's Lawyer Says Full Tilt Poker Was Not A Ponzi Scheme
(USA) -- A Los Angeles-based lawyer for Chris “Jesus” Ferguson strongly refuted on Wednesday that the famous poker player’s company, Full Tilt Poker,...
article End of the four-flushers?
(Georgia) -- AN ONLINE poker player’s worst fear is a power outage while holding a pair of pocket aces. Those who run online-poker companies, however, have an even...
article Full Tilt Poker rejects Ponzi allegations
(New York) -- A lawyer for Full Tilt Poker rejected allegations made by U.S. federal prosecutors that the online poker operator and its board of directors ran the...
article Full Tilt: A poker Ponzi scheme?
(New York) -- Chris Ferguson, the star poker player and gifted programmer who devised the means and structure for Full Tilt Poker and was one of its principal owners,...
article Online gambling site busted in 'Ponzi scheme'
(Washington D.C.) -- International online gambling site Full Tilt Poker stole $440 million from players around the world in a Ponzi scheme used to pay lavish fees to...
article Poker Site Fires Back at U.S.
(USA) -- Attorneys for Full Tilt Poker on Wednesday fired back at the U.S. Justice Department's civil case against the poker website, decrying the government's...
article Poker website accused of swindling $440 million from players
(Ontario) -- A possible Ponzi scheme involving one of the world's largest online poker sites could be an ace in the hole for Canadian government-run online gaming,...
article STUTZ: Berkley to dispose of FullTilt campaign contributions
(Las Vegas) -- Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., a longtime advocate for federal legalization of Internet poker, accepted an estimated $20,000 in contributions from FullTilt...
article Turns Out the Deck Was Stacked for Online Poker After All
(USA) -- What happens when an industry exists in a legal gray area under little regulatory oversight? If history is any guide, eventually that industry blows itself up...
article U.S.: Online gaming site is Ponzi, not poker
(New York) -- Internet gambling site Full Tilt Poker and its operators built a global Ponzi scheme that bilked online players out of at least $390 million, according to...
article Full Tilt didn't violate license by commingling funds
(Italy) -- Full Tilt Poker may have commingled player funds and operations money in bank accounts, but that didn't violate its license with the Alderney Gambling...
article Online poker woes spill over into Ireland
(Ireland) -- Cherrywood Business Park, on the outskirts of Dublin, is no Las Vegas. But here, amidst the neat concrete-and-glass office buildings, the Subway fast-food...

9/20/2011

article BLOG: Full Tilt Ponzi
(USA) -- Is Full Tilt Poker a Ponzi? It certainly looks that way after reading the official FullTiltPokerComplaint.pdf from the US Attorney. And the perpetrators include...
article Full Tilt Paid Board With Players' $440 Million, U.S. Says
(Washington D.C.) -- Full Tilt Poker paid board members more than $440 million using funds that it had told its online poker players would be available to them for...
article Gambling's Future Is Online, Offshore
(USA) -- With the federal crackdown on Full Tilt Poker entering a new chapter today as prosecutors allege a massive Ponzi scheme, the scrutiny has already turned on the...
article Online Poker Site Running Ponzi Scheme, DOJ Says
(Washington D.C.) -- Online gambling site Full Tilt Poker, shut down in April by federal authorities, was running a $440 million Ponzi scheme, the Justice Department...
article U.S. Alleges Full Tilt Poker Was Ponzi Scheme
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday accused poker celebrities Howard Lederer and Christopher Ferguson among other executives of a major poker...

9/19/2011

article Full Tilt Hearing To Be Closed To Public
(Alderney) -- Monday's delayed hearing into Full Tilt Poker's license suspension by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission will be closed to the public, the...
article Full Tilt’s date with the AGCC is tomorrow
(Alderney) -- It has all of the elements of a classic movie, greed, money laundering, court cases and the US department of Justice (DoJ) but the Full Tilt story has...

9/18/2011

article PokerStars Transparently Weathers the Storm, FTP Battles it Out – One Damn Bluff After Another
(USA) -- No two online poker sites could be more disparate than PokerStars and FullTilt Poker (FTP) in their way of managing the fallout from Black Friday.
article The Weekly Turbo: Full Tilt Poker Statement, Team PokerStars Online, and More
(USA) -- On Wednesday, Full Tilt Poker released its latest statement to PokerStrategy.com. The statement touches on the the financial issues the company is facing and...

9/11/2011

article Canadian Class Action Suit Filed Against Full Tilt
(Quebec) -- Canadian attorney Jeff Orenstein of Consumer Law Group, Inc. filed a class-action lawsuit in the Quebec Superior Court in Montreal against Full Tilt Poker.
article Class-action suit claims Full Tilt Poker kept users' money
(Quebec) -- A Canadian class-action lawsuit against the online gambling site Full Tilt Poker has been launched in Montreal. The suit, which has to be authorized by a...
article Full Tilt Poker saga is coming to an end
(Alderney) -- The end is coming to the Full Tilt Poker story as the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) sets the final date of September 19th for their licensing...
article Second Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Full Tilt Poker In Canada
(Quebec) -- Adding to the problems for the beleaguered company, a second class action lawsuit has been filed against Full Tilt Poker, this time in the country of Canada.

8/28/2011

article Full Tilt Attorney Ifrah Answers Questions on 2+2 Forums
(UK) -- Attorney Jeff Ifrah is continuing communication on behalf of Full Tilt at the 2+2 forums after the online poker site broke a long silence earlier this week,...

8/21/2011

article Betting software: Casino operators working hard to rebuild trust
(UK) -- After Black Friday’s scandalous events, online casino operators and betting software services are working very hard to rebuild trust in the industry.
article US poker players turned into refugees by online gaming ban
(UK) -- American card players are hardly a high priority for humanitarian organisations protecting the rights of the world's imperilled communities. But such is the...
article Full Tilt Poker gets slapped with another lawsuit
(UK) -- Just when Full Tilt Poker were thinking that things couldn’t get any worse they discovered that yet another class action law suit had been launched against...
article Second Class Action Complaint Brought Against Full Tilt Poker
(UK) -- This week came news that a class action lawsuit was filed on August 9th against Full Tilt Poker by two Canadian players, Zayn Jetha and Donald Whelan,...

8/20/2011

article Full Tilt Poker Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit
(USA) -- EGaming Review Magazine has reported that online site Full Tilt Poker is facing yet another class action lawsuit over frozen player funds, this time from two...

8/14/2011

article Full Tilt Poker Pays Their License Fee
(Alderney) -- Full Tilt Poker managed to pay their license fee to the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) after a great deal of legal wrangling.

8/13/2011

article The Sad Saga of Full Tilt Poker Continues
(UK) -- A mere six months ago Full Tilt Poker was sitting at the very top of the online gaming hierarchy. With hundreds of millions of dollars a year going through their...

8/11/2011

article Full Tilt Poker Forgotten Among Live Action Poker Tournaments
(UK) -- The Epic Poker League (EPL) is a new addition to the family of poker events that are ongoing throughout the year. This is the first serious attempt to rank poker...
article Full Tilt Poker Pays Up
(Alderney) -- Full Tilt Poker is finally paying up, but not paying up to its players, instead it is paying up its overdue licensing fees to the AGCC. Full Tilt Poker has...

8/7/2011

article Full Tilt news: Site repays $250k poker license
(Alderney) -- FULL Tilt poker players are a step closer to getting their money back after the company paid $250,000 it owed in licensing fees.
article Full Tilt Poker Pays Overdue Licensing Fees to AGCC
(Alderney) -- Full Tilt Poker has paid approximately $410,000 to the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, thereby catching up on their overdue licensing fee payments to...

8/6/2011

article Full Tilt Poker Pays Overdue Fees to AGCC
(Alderney) -- On Friday, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) released a statement regarding Full Tilt Poker‘s overdue licensing fees that were...
article Full Tilt Reportedly Pays Licensing Fee to Alderney
(Alderney) -- The Alderney Gambling Control Commission released a statement that Full Tilt Poker has paid licensing fees that were overdue, allowing talks to reverse its...

7/30/2011

article Canadian Gamers Frustrated by Frozen Funds
(Canada) -- Canadian gamers have suffered a difficult month following the indictment of several leading US sites such as Full Tilt Poker.

7/26/2011

article Full Tilt Wins Window To Continue Sale Negotiations
(UK) -- Alderney and France agreed to give Full Tilt Poker time to continue commercial negotiations yesterday as a regulatory hearing in London was adjourned until...

7/24/2011

article Canadian Poker Players Hit by Damaging Double Whammy
(Quebec) -- All is not well for poker players in Canada following a double whammy of issues that have raised massive questions surrounding the opportunities to...
article Dispute with Quebec's Online Casino Has Poker Players Waiting
(Quebec) -- Canadian online gambling is offered legally in British Columbia and Quebec at the moment by their respective Provincial governments. Within the borders of...
article Potential Full Tilt Poker Investors Only Eyeing Up UK and Irish Assets
(UK) -- Full Tilt Poker’s American customers have been left in the dark over the proposed purchase of the beleaguered poker website as it appears the unnamed European...
article Ministers to Protect UK Players from Full Tilt Fate
(UK) -- The British culture secretary is hoping to introduce new reforms to protect British consumers from unregulated offshore gambling sites. Online gambling...

7/23/2011

article Full Tilt Poker Sale May Leave U.S. Out of Loop
(UK) -- With just three days remaining before the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) chairs a public hearing to determine Full Tilt Poker's fate, rumors are...

7/20/2011

article Tilt Job Fears Add Urgency To Irish Betting Law Shake Up
(Ireland) -- The Irish government will unveil amendments to regulate online gambling when the Dáil reconvenes in September, as concerns grow among Irish politicians over...

7/19/2011

article Full Tilt Forced to Close in Wake of Scandal
(UK) -- Full Tilt Poker has been the subject of media scrutiny over the past few months following the controversial suspension of its licence earlier this year.

7/14/2011

article Fult Tilt Licence Hearing Set For July 26th
(Alderney) -- The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has announced that the hearing into the suspension of the licence of Full Tilt Poker is to take place at...

7/10/2011

article Full Tilt Poker sale could happen next week
(USA) -- According to EGRMagazine.com, the deal that would see a group of European investors take over a majority stake in Full Tilt Poker could be finalized as soon as...

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