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Full Tilt Poker Woes Prompt British Legal Reform

Culture Secretary Says Government Will Look At Online Gambling Regulation Reform In Light Of Full Tilt Poker Funds Freeze

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The British Government is to review how overseas online gambling operators, including poker sites, are regulated in light of the recent troubles experienced by Full Tilt Poker when Alderney Gambling Control Commission suspended the site’s license to operate, shutting the site down and suspending player funds.

The move is being spearheaded by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

A spokesman for the department of Culture, Media, and Sport told the Observer newspaper at the weekend, "This highlights why the government is looking at reforming how overseas-based operators are regulated and we hope to make an announcement in the next few weeks.”