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Full Tilt Poker Sold, But Americans Still Wait

A Look at How 1.3 Million U.S. Players Might By Repaid

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Sep 05, 2012


Poker’s 15-month nightmare could be over, as long as the 1.3 million players across America reclaim their respective chunks of $159 million – money that was siphoned off from the depths of the Full Tilt Poker servers located in Ireland. Or it could just be the start of a new period of resentment if the United States government chooses to withhold a portion of the account balances for whatever reason. Since Black Friday, the online poker player has learned to remain skeptical. In late July, the U.S. Department of Justice and PokerStars both announced that they reached a deal to reimburse Americans. PokerStars settled its civil case with the government and in the process acquired defunct Full Tilt and its debts to former players. The $731 million total settlement will be used by the Feds to compensate Americans who have money stuck on Full Tilt. However, if Americans get far ...

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