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Full Tilt Poker — Secrecy and Lies

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Apr 01, 2012


The latest twist in the tale of the blackest poker saga of all comes as little surprise to those familiar with the company and how it worked. A handful of Full Tilt poker pros and, most surprisingly, PokerStars pro Barry Greenstein, currently owe millions of dollars to the company (see Inside Straight). The situation could have the potential to derail the Groupe Bernard Tapie deal — currently the only game in town which will allow players around the world to be repaid the money owed to them. Greenstein has been the only player to comment publicly. “I borrowed $400,000 to play on Full Tilt a few years ago, before PokerStars had high stakes games,” he said. “I didn’t pay it back, hoping that some people who owed me and had money on Full Tilt would pay me there so I could use that against the debt. (I’m only owed about ...

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