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Full Tilt Poker To Begin Verifying Player Identities

Site Will Relaunch In Non-American Markets By Nov. 6

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On Thursday, more than a year after Full Tilt Poker slammed its doors shut with hundreds of millions of player money locked up in cyberspace, the company, now owned by former rival PokerStars, has begun the process of verifying player accounts.

Card Player received a copy of the email sent out to some of the site’s registered players living in non-American markets, requesting documents in order to resume play when the site relaunches in early November.

Full Tilt says that it needs to verify identities “in the interest of account security and in accordance with the anticipated Isle of Man regulatory requirements.”

Providing valid documentation now will ensure that your account is fully verified and active upon relaunch. Once relaunch and system testing has completed, you will have unrestricted access to your Full Tilt Poker account, including all cashier functionality and poker games."

Non-US players looking to reclaim their beleaguered account balances or resume grinding, must give the company a copy of a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport or other government-issued document) and proof of “your address on file.”

The company would accept documents including a bank or credit card statement, utility bill, mobile or home phone bill, home or vehicle insurance papers and pay slip.

Full Tilt says attachments must be “scanned copies or high-quality digital photographs.”

While players in many markets around the world will soon be able to regain access to their money, Americans are still waiting for more information on how they will be compensated by the Department of Justice. On Thursday, a DOJ spokeswoman declined to provide an update on the process of hiring a third-party claims administrator that will help the government cash out about $159 million worth of funds to potentially 1.3 million victims.

Full Tilt, under the previous control and ownership of a handful of poker professionals currently in hot water with the feds, was accused of operating as a Ponzi scheme. On Tuesday, the government updated its complaint against the company’s former president, Howard Lederer, detailing the lavish life that he built with money that prosecutors say is “traceable” to the fraud.

The new Full Tilt announced this week that it’s starting to hire again.

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bmpek
over 2 years ago

check the jails and rehab centers fo some of them

 
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frenchshamrock
over 2 years ago

will i still have my free chips?

 
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Melissa4
over 2 years ago

What if we've changed address since then??? I no longer live at my parents place so the address wont be the same.

 
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PokerstarShane
over 2 years ago

You could just say you're still living there.

 
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PokerstarShane
over 2 years ago

I assume the scammers and phishers are already typing up their own emails to con people. I seem to remember reading somewhere about bogus emails going around last year claiming they were FTP. I would be very careful when replying to emails, especially when sending personal documents.
But i can't wait till FTP is back online.

 
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jdown04
over 2 years ago

To anyone that might know, is there any chance in hell that FTP will come back to the states and when you think it will? I already read how FTP is trying to pay players in the US back but never anything about them resuming the game in States. Thanks to anyone that answers

 
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pokerbandit22
over 2 years ago

thats what i was wanting to know to.
will fulltilt come back to the states so we can play???
and i sure hope pokerstars dont do any changes to fulltilt.
leave it as it was.dont go changeing the software or the look and feel or the freerolls and buy ins,
that would suck if threy do.

 
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pokerbandit22
over 2 years ago

ray and the gov, sure know how to screw up a good thing .

 
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SassyBabe44
2 years ago

I'm a casual player but if here in the US we have Poker Stars I don't see any reason we will eventually not have Full Tilt back as well since Poker Stars owns it. I find it sad Howard Letterman was involved, such Greed and now caught! It will be a welcomed moment to have Full Tilt return. I really liked the format and miss my poker friends.

 
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Exbox
almost 2 years ago

since they won't let me have access to my account without providing the "verification" (which I cannot supply due to not having anything they are asking) I have contacted the FBI. stay tuned.

 
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