Full Tilt Poker To Begin Verifying Player Identities
Site Will Relaunch In Non-American Markets By Nov. 6
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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