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oct
31

$3.7M to be Returned to Affected Players from Absolute Poker Shutdown

Tags: Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Garden City Group
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by "T".

Good news for the so-called victims of Absolute Poker, as a second round of payments for them had just been approved by the government.


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oct
13

Absolute Poker's Scott Tom Pays Fine, Sentenced To Only 7 Days In Jail

Tags: Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Scott Tom
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 by "T".

It looks like that the co-founder of Absolute Poker Scott Tom had finally put an end to his long-running legal case with the U.S. government, and for sure the poker players who became victims of the fraudulent site will not be happy to know that he escaped with very little punishment.


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jun
20

Bill legalizing online poker in New York off the table this year

Tags: black friday, Gary Pretlow, New York
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by "T".

Unfortunately for online poker fans, the New York State Assembly will not be passing a bill seeking to legalize online poker before the chamber adjourns on June 21, Wednesday.


Read more » Bill legalizing online poker in New York off the table this year

jun
14

Co-Founder of Absolute Poker pleads Guilty to Illegal Online Gambling Operation

Tags: Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Scott Tom
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by "T".

Last February, the co-founder of Absolute Poker has suddenly returned to the United States, who said he wishes to face the years-old charges made against him. Late last month, after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, he will then be sentenced this autumn in New York.


Read more » Co-Founder of Absolute Poker pleads Guilty to Illegal Online Gambling Operation

mar
1

Absolute Poker Co-Founder Returns to the US to Face Black Friday Charges

Tags: Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Scott Tom
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by "T".

Scott Tom has lived as a fugitive from the US justice. After almost six years, the 37-year old has voluntarily decided to go back to the US for his desire to "just get this behind him." He faces the charges of violating the Unlawful Internet Enforcement Act and was engaged in money laundering and bank fraud.


Read more » Absolute Poker Co-Founder Returns to the US to Face Black Friday Charges

jun
15

Mike Sexton Expects Chris Ferguson To Speak Out About The Full Tilt Scandal

Tags: black friday, Chris Ferguson, full tilt, Mike Sexton
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by "T".

Mike SextonThere were mixed emotions when Chris Ferguson showed up last week at the World Series of Poker. Many of the players were not happy to see him returning. Nevertheless, there were some who urged him to come clean and tell his side over what happened at Full Tilt Poker.


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may
20

Howard Lederer's Apology To The Poker Community

Tags: black friday, Howard Lederer
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 by "T".

On Wednesday, ex-Full Tilt Poker owner Howard Lederer released a statement via Daniel Negreanus's blog on Black Friday (April 15, 2011) when Full Tilt Poker (along with another 2 major poker sites) was closed down by the United States Department of Justice and thousands of players couldn't withdraw their funds for years to come. Negreanu's blog post in red and Lederers statement in black

Since Black Friday back in 2011 we have heard from Howard in a radio interview as well as an extensive "Lederer Files" interview conducted by PokerNews. Neither was received well and one of the more common objections to those interviews was the lack of personal responsibility for what ultimately happened. Much of the Lederer Files interview was spent deflecting blame and there was no real sense of a meaningful apology for his role in all of it. My assumption is that Howard did those interviews to clear his name to some degree, but I think it just enraged people even more. There was a smugness and an arrogance present during that interview that was off-putting to many.


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oct
1

USA: PokerStars & Full Tilt Soon Back In New Jersey!

Tags: black friday, New Jersey, PokerStars
Posted on Thursday, October 01, 2015 by "T".

On Wednesday, Amaya announced that its PokerStars and Full Tilt brands (currently more than 95 million registered costomers combined) had been authorised to operate in New Jersey, USA. Both sites have been "offline" in the United States for more than four years after Black Friday, so this is definitely good news to many online poker enthusiast in the state of New Jersey, where 888, partypoker and two other sites currently operate. 


Read more » USA: PokerStars & Full Tilt Soon Back In New Jersey!

sep
15

Gus Hansen Reaches $20m Milestone

Tags: back gammon, black friday, full tilt poker, gus hansen, high stakes, losses
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 by "T".

Gus Hansen has surpassed $20 million in all-time career losses after yet another disastrous week at Full Tilt Poker's nosebleed tables. Hansen has lost approximately $920k this month alone, bringing his losses this year to $5.5 million!


Read more » Gus Hansen Reaches $20m Milestone

jun
26

2014 WSOP: Jesse McEuen Wins Event #47: Ante Only No-Limit Hold'em

Tags: 2014 WSOP, Black Friday, Event #47, Jesse McEuen, John Kabbaj
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 by "T".

A big congratulations to Jesse McEuen, the winner of Event #47: $1,500 Ante Only NL Hold'em! McEuen bested a field of 714 players over three days of play to lay hands on his first gold coveted bracelet and $212,093 in prize money!

Final table results:

1st: Jesse McEuen - $212,093
2nd: Jonas Lauck - $130,955
3rd: Rhys Jones - $85,131
4th: Simeon Naydenov - $62,528
5th: Adam Levy - $46,575
6th: Ryan D'Angelo - $35,143
7th: Herbert Yarbrough - $26,825
8th: Jeremy Joseph - $20,704
9th: Arthur Pro - $16,145


Read more » 2014 WSOP: Jesse McEuen Wins Event #47: Ante Only No-Limit Hold'em

may
23

Poker Refugees: Crossing borders to get in the game!

Tags: Black Friday, legal online poker, online poker countries, Poker Refugees
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 by "M".

pokerrefugeesIn the aftermath of Black Friday, Kristin Wilson saw a great opportunity and grabbed it. The native Floridian, ex pro surfer turned real-estate entrepreneur, embarked on a new adventure that would result in more or less constant travelling across the Americas and Europe - all in the name of online poker.

Poker Refugees has made it their business to offer poker players help to relocate to friendlier and more tolerant online gambling jurisdictions and provide the assistance to make the move as easy as possible. The Poker Refugees team is spread out all over the globe and will make sure that clients will adjust to their new location smoothly and hassle-free in order to be able to focus on what they came there to do – play online poker.NO DEPOSIT BONUSES FOR USA

The services that Poker Refugees are providing for the soon-to-be-in-exile poker players includes everything from practical help in sorting out accommodation, internet providers and contact with the local poker community to referrals to local lawyers, accountants and any other specialized professionals that might come in handy.kristin

Kristin and her team is primarily operating on the American and European continent. Some of the more popular destinations where Poker Refugees has been relocating poker players to are Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Malta, Holland, Hungary, Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom.
BankrollMob had the great pleasure to ask Kristin a few questions about Poker Refugees, the past, the present and the future.

 

 


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jan
24

Black Friday: DOJ Approves Release of $82m for 30,000 US Full Tilt Poker Players

Tags: black friday, department of justice, doj, full tilt poker, john pappas, poker player alliance
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by "T".

Here's some great news for US players will money tied up at Full Tilt Poker since Black Friday. According to a report from the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the release of $82 million in funds to about 30,000 players in the United States. John Pappas, Executive Director of the PPA, announced the good news through a poker forum on Wednesday.

"Yes good news. I spoke with AFMLS/DoJ staff today and they informed me that they have approved approximately 30,000 undisputed player claims totaling approx $82 million dollars in remissions. Garden City should be making a formal announcement on its website within the next 24 hours. Players with undisputed claims should be looking for an email from Garden City Group within the next few weeks with instructions on how to receive their payment. The DoJ could not provide me with a definitive date on when these emails will go out and when payments will be processed. But it looks like it will be in advance of their March 31 deadline."

mar
14

DOJ: "The victim claims process will begin shortly."

Tags: black friday, Chris Ferguson, doj, full tilt poker, Howard Lederer, Rafe Furst, The U.S. Department of Justice, u.s. player
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 by "T".

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has now hired a Claims Administrator, Garden City Group, and claims that U.S. players soon will be able to make claims. According to one news site, about 1.3 million players are still waiting for their money since Black Friday (April 15, 2011) and the amount owed is about $159,000,000.

PokerStars purchased Full Tilt Poker for more than $730 million in July 2012 - the amount included money for the DOJ to repay U.S. players. Three former Full Tilt Poker managers/owners have settled their civil cases with the government since then: Rafe Furst, Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson. Former CEO Ray Bitar still faces several charges and might spend the rest of his life in prison.

Click here to visit the Full Tilt Poker claims site.

feb
21

Chris Ferguson Settles Black Friday Charges

Tags: black friday, Chris Ferguson, Ian J. Imrich, United StatesCourt Southern District of New York
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 by "T".

On Tuesday, Chris Ferguson's attorney, Ian J. Imrich, revealed that Ferguson filed for a settlement with the United States Court Southern District of New York. Here are some "highlights" of the settlement:

 

  • Ferguson to hand over at least $2,350,000, along with "all funds in the Ferguson Account (the "Ferguson Account Funds")." I don't know what the figure in those accounts would be. At one point the government was seeking $42mm from Ferguson.
    Read more » Chris Ferguson Settles Black Friday Charges
dec
20

Lederer settles in court

Tags: black friday, Chris Ferguson, full tilt poker, Howard Lederer, Rafe Furst, Ray Bitar
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 by "M".

fulltilt

Howard Lederer, the former Full Tilt Poker president, settled with the U.S. District Court in New York on Tuesday the 18th of December. Lederer agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle the civil suit that was brought on him by the U.S. government.

According to Bluff Magazine, "Lederer will turn over to the government two bank accounts of unknown value, a 1965 Shelby Cobra roadster, two Las Vegas properties with a combined value of approximately $975,000 and an additional $30,000 traceable to the sale of a third Las Vegas property".

In addition, "Lederer also agreed to pay the government a two-part money judgment, comprised of a civil money laundering penalty of $1.25 million and an additional $168,000 that will be liquidated from certain of Lederer’s other bank accounts. The money laundering penalty is payable in two installments, due 18 months and 36 months from now, and is secured by Lederer’s two remaining Las Vegas properties".

With Lederer's settlement, two of the four people that was "personally named" in the Black Friday case against Full Tilt has reached an agreement with the court. A few weeks ago, the former director Rafe Furst settled his case with the U.S. District Court in New York by paying a $150,000 penalty.

Chris Ferguson and Ray Bitar's cases remains pending.

nov
30

Rafe Furst Settles Black Friday Charges

Tags: black friday, chris furguson, court, doj, Howard Lederer, rafe furst, ray bitar
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 by "T".

Former Full Tilt Poker board of director Rafe Furst, who had a minor role in the day-to-day operations of the site, has settled the claims against him. Furst and the U.S. Attorneys Office agreed to a Stipulation and Order of Settlement that allows Furst to admit no wrongdoing in the case, but the government has seized an unknown amount from his bank accounts in Switzerland.


Read more » Rafe Furst Settles Black Friday Charges

oct
16

Daniel Negreanu's Back With A Rant

Tags: black friday, daniel negreanu, full tilt poker, howard lederer, the lederer files
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by "T".

Daniel Negreanu has been very busy as of late with travelling, playing poker tournaments etc. However, now he's back home and even took some time to put together a rant that he released yesterday. His latest video is about one thing, and one thing only, The Lederer Files (the video interviews with Howard Lederer about the Full Tilt Poker scandal).

oct
16

Full Tilt Poker Signs Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan!

Tags: black friday, durrrr, full tilt poker, isildur1, joins, pros, relaunch, signs, tom dwan, viktor blom
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by "T".

On Monday, Full Tilt Poker announced another two names that have joined Gus Hansen as members of the new team of ambassadors known collectively as "The Professionals". The two players are Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and the press release says that the they will "reignite a fierce competition at the highest stakes tables on the Full Tilt Poker site."


Read more » Full Tilt Poker Signs Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan!

oct
12

Howard Lederer Received Death Threats At Las Vegas Casino

Tags: black friday, death threats, full tilt poker, howard lederer, las vegas
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 by "T".

Howard "The Poker Professor" Lederer, the previous Full Tilt Poker owner, is back at the poker tables. On Monday, he was seen taking part in high stakes cash games with other well-known poker pros at Bellagio's casino in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, he was seen at Aria's casino, playing against Nick Schhulman, David Oppenheim, Huck Seed, and other big names.


Read more » Howard Lederer Received Death Threats At Las Vegas Casino

sep
5

Game Theory - A New Web Series About Poker

Tags: Aidin Nakhai, black friday, Brad Merkle, game theory, web series
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2012 by "T".

A new series about poker has just popped up on the web. The series has the title "Game Theory" and is described like this by its creators:

"Game Theory is a dramatic web series following a poker rounder who uses his skill to navigate the world of live cash games as his bankroll grow from scratch."


Read more » Game Theory - A New Web Series About Poker

aug
15

Black Friday: DOJ Seeks Payment Processor

Tags: black friday, black friday, doj, full tilt poker, pokerstars, us department of justice, us government
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by "T".

Last week, PokerStars's purhase of Full Tilt through the U.S. Department of Justice was completed, which meant that all non-us players will receive their money within 90 days. However, customers in the U.S. might have to wait a bit longer than that before they get their money refunded.

According to an employment notice listed on the DOJ website, the government is seeking a third-party claims administrator to help facilitate the remission process for Full Tilt Poker players located in the U.S. The deadline to apply for the position is August 31st, so it might take a few more weeks before information about the remission plan is made public.

 

aug
15

Black Friday: DOJ Seeks Payment Processor

Tags: black friday, black friday, doj, full tilt poker, pokerstars, us department of justice, us government
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by "T".

Last week, PokerStars's purhase of Full Tilt through the U.S. Department of Justice was completed, which meant that all non-us players will receive their money within 90 days. However, customers in the U.S. might have to wait a bit longer than that before they get their money refunded.

According to an employment notice listed on the DOJ website, the government is seeking a third-party claims administrator to help facilitate the remission process for Full Tilt Poker players located in the U.S. The deadline to apply for the position is August 31st, so it might take a few more weeks before information about the remission plan is made public.

 

aug
13

Full Tilt Poker Manager Answers Questions About the Relaunch

Tags: black friday, doj, full tilt poker, relaunch, Shyam Markus, tax-free, u.s. government, us players
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 by "T".

Last week, PokerStars' purchase of Full Tilt Poker through the Department of Justice was officially completed, which means that all non-U.S. players will be get their money back - totalling $184 million - within 90 days. In total, $225 million was transferred to the U.S. government last Thursday, and the remaining $547 million will be paid over the next 3 years.


Read more » Full Tilt Poker Manager Answers Questions About the Relaunch

jul
30

Full Tilt to Reopen in November?

Tags: black friday, department of justice, doj, full tilt poker, group bernard tapie, pokerstars
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 by "T".

Last Friday it was reported by numerous sources that PokerStars had finalized a deal with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to pay back frozen Full Tilt Poker player funds. Besides that, some people claimed that Full Tilt Poker will be back online in November this year.

The rumor that PokerStars is interested in buying Full Tilt Poker started popping up already in April this year. It came as a huge surprise since the French investment group Group Bernard Tapie had been the potentional buyer for several months. Something that added fuel to these rumors was when Alex Dreyfus, CEO of Chili Gaming, wrote that PokerStars had paid $750 million to acquire Full Tilt and settle its outstanding legal issues with DOJ.

 

jul
27

Black Friday Processor Ira Rubin Goes to Prison

Tags: absolute poker, black friday, bloomberg, full tilt poker, ira rubin
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 by "T".

In January, Ira Rubin pleaded guilty to conspiracy in connection with his role as payment processor for PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker. He faced a maximum penalty of 55 years, but since he pleaded guilty many expected him to get away with a much lighter sentence. And so he did...

According to Bloomberg, Ira Rubin was recently sentenced to three year in prison and order to forfeit $5,000,000. Bloomberg also revealed that Rubin cannot participate in any business occupation related to payment processing or financial services once he's out of prison.

 

jul
24

Black Friday: Absolute Poker co-founder to spend 14 months in prison

Tags: absolute poker, black friday, brent beckley, full tilt poker, ray bitar
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by "T".

On Monday, Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley got a 14-month prison sentence for his involvement with the online poker site's illegal actions before Black Friday. Beckley pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including bank fraud and wire fraud, in December last year. However, the 14-month sentence probably is a big relief for Beckley since he was facing a maximum sentence of 30 years.

In total, 6 of the 11 men who were accused after Black Friday have pleaded guilty to their crimes. The ones who still haven't pleaded guilty are: Ray Bitar & Nelson Burtwich from Full Tilt Poker, Isai Scheinberg and Paul Tate from PokerStars and Scott Tom from Absolute Poker

 

jul
11

Interview with Phil Ivey

Tags: 2012 wsop, big one for one drop, black friday, interview, phil ivey
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by "T".

It's not very often that Phil Ivey has the time or wants to sit down for a "proper interview". In fact, it took about 3 years until WSOP's Nollan Dalla was invited over to Ivey's private trailer in the parking lot aside the mammoth tournament area at the Rio for a seocnd one-on-one interview with the world's best poker player.

In the interview, Phil said that he's happy to have made it to 5 final tables in two weeks at the 2012 WSOP but that he's never satisfied with coming second in a tournament.

No, I don't get any satisfaction from second place at all. It's all about winning.


Read more » Interview with Phil Ivey

may
29

No instant comeback success for Phil Ivey at the 2012 WSOP

Tags: 2012 wsop, black friday, comeback, full tilt poker, phil ivey
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by "T".

Last year Phil Ivey didn't take part in the World Series of Poker because he thought it was unfair that many players couldn't afford to play after Full Tilt Poker and other poker sites were closed down on Black Friday. Even though Full Tilt Poker still hasn't paid back its players and Americans still can't play on most online poker sites, Phil Ivey still decided to make a comeback at the WSOP yesterday as he signed up for Event #2 $1,500 NLH.

But unfortunately the American pro didn't get the instant comeback success he had hoped for as he was knocked out by Maria Ho after just a few hours of play. Well, there are still many events to be played and lots of time for Phil Ivey to turn it into a successful comeback. It will be interesting to see how things turn out! 

 

may
18

Daniel Negreanu's Weekly Rant

Tags: black friday, chris ferguson, daniel negreanu, full tilt poker, golf, howard lederer, weekly rant
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012 by "T".

In the latest edition of the Weekly Rant, Daniel Negreanu talks about the upcoming 2012 World Series of Poker and changes that have been made, golf, what he thinks about ballerina shoes, Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson, and more.

may
16

PokerStars and Full Tilt to present repayment plan this month

Tags: black friday, doj, igaming post, pokerstars, repayment plan, us department of justice
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by "T".

According to a report from iGaming Post, PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached an agreement on paying back Full Tilt Poker players and the official repayment plan might be presented already at the end of this month.

Once the announcement has been made and the U.S. Department of Justice has approved it, both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars should be able to apply for licenses within the U.S., when and if online poker is regulated in the future.


Read more » PokerStars and Full Tilt to present repayment plan this month

apr
20

AGCC announces public hearing on Full Tilt's new license

Tags: agcc, Alderney Gaming Control Commission, black friday, full tilt poker, public hearing
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 by "T".

AGCC, Alderney Gaming Control Commission, has just announced that there will be a public hearing on May 3 as a result of Full Tilt's application for a new license. This is just one of many positive news regarding Full Tilt in the past few weeks.

On April 17, for example, some people claimed that were asked to upgrade from version 4.39.7 (Black Friday version) to 4.45.10 and accept revised terms and conditions when launching the poker client. Also, the system status on the website turned to green with the message "all system are currently operational".

 

apr
18

Full Tilt Poker Update

Tags: black friday, full tilt poker, malta license, poker software
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by "T".

According to several sources, the System Status on Full Tilt Poker's website turned to green yesterday with the message "all systems are currently operational". Apart from those signs of life, Malta Financial Services Registry of Companies has listed two companies registered on April 11, 2012, under the names Full Tilt holding LTD and New Full Tilt LTD.

However, it's not possible to access the Full Tilt Poker software yet. But some players claim that they were asked to upgrade from version 4.39.7 to 4.45.10 and accept revised terms an conditions when opening the poker client. Let's hope for some more good news soon.

source: highstakesdb.com

apr
12

Daniel Negreanu's Weekly Rant

Tags: black friday, daniel negreanu, full tilt poker, ireland, pokerstars, video blog, weekly rant
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 by "T".

Yesterday a new Weekly Rant with Daniel Negeranu was released. This week, Daniel discusses his trip to Ireland, more about the failure of Epic Poker League and Full Tilt Poker, the downsides with being a professional poker player, a new movie he's in, and more.

apr
1

BREAKING NEWS: Full Tilt Poker Open For Business!

Tags: april fools, black friday, breaking news, doj, doj, full tilt poker
Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2012 by "A".

Just a few moments ago, Full Tilt Poker under Group Bernard Tapie, announced that all necessary paperwork has been signed and that Full Tilt Poker will be open from April 7th 2012, where users can register an account, or alternatively use their "old" login details.

But that is not all! According to a statement from Group Bernard Tapie, a couple of new "faces" for the site have just been signed;

"I'm very proud to announce that Lionel Messi and Tiger Woods will be working as Full Tilt Poker ambassadors from next Monday onwards, with the main purpose being to help players improve their game, take part in various tournaments (2012 WSOP among others), events and bounty-tournaments with the rest of the Pro Players."

CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY

mar
28

Two Black Friday defendants plead guilty

Tags: Black Friday, Chad Elie, full tilt poker, John Campos
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by "T".

Two Black Friday defendants have pleaded quality in the past few days. On Monday, it was reported that Chad Elie, a Las Vegas Businessman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, a charge that will give him up to a year in prison.

Elie will also pay back the $500,000 he earned from processing online poker payments. Yesterday, Forbes reported that John Campos, the SunFirst Bank Vice Chariman, also has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors and will avoid a trial just like Chad Elie. However, it remains unclear what charges Campos will face.


Read more » Two Black Friday defendants plead guilty

mar
26

Full Tilt deal to be completed next week?

Tags: bernard tapie group, black friday, full tilt poker, laurent tapie
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 by "T".

According to a source with good understanding in the situation between Full Tilt Poker and Bernard Tapie Group, Laurent Tapie has moved to Dublin, Ireland, where Pocket Kings (the owners of Full Tilt Poker) has its head office. Laurent Tapie, son of the well-known politician and entrepreneur Bernard Tapie, has been in charge of completing the Full Tilt deal since the negotiations began in September last year.


Read more » Full Tilt deal to be completed next week?

mar
15

Negreanu discusses Ray Bitar's apology, EPL, and much more in his latest video blog

Tags: black friday, daniel negreanu, epl, ray bitar, video blog
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 by "T".

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu has posted a new video blog in which he discuses Ray Bitar's (the CEO of Full Tilt Poker) late apology to the poker world, Bay 101, Epic Poker League's failure, and other interesting and funny things that have happened in his life recently. 

 

mar
7

Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Apologizes to the Poker World

Tags: black friday, black friday, full tilt poker, interview, ray bitar
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 by "T".

After almost a year of total silence, Full Tilt Poker's CEO Ray Bitar has finally let a news site interview him. In the interview, which was released yesterday, Bitar talks about, for example, how his life has drastically changed since last April (Black Friday) and why he the rest of Full Tilt's owners haven't made any statements. Below is the full interview with Ray Bitar: 

Ray, there has been public outrage surrounding the fact that you have been silent since the Black Friday shutdown and indictments. Can you say why you haven't made any public statements?


Read more » Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Apologizes to the Poker World

mar
7

Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Apologizes to the Poker World

Tags: black friday, black friday, full tilt poker, interview, ray bitar
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 by "T".

After almost a year of total silence, Full Tilt Poker's CEO Ray Bitar has finally let a news site interview him. In the interview, which was released yesterday, Bitar talks about, for example, how his life has drastically changed since last April (Black Friday) and why he the rest of Full Tilt's owners haven't made any statements. Below is the full interview with Ray Bitar: 

Ray, there has been public outrage surrounding the fact that you have been silent since the Black Friday shutdown and indictments. Can you say why you haven't made any public statements?


Read more » Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Apologizes to the Poker World

feb
29

Black Friday Middleman Pleads Guilty

Tags: black friday, full tilt poker, middleman, Ryan Lang
Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by "T".

Ryan Lang, one of 11 men indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on Black Friday, pleaded guilty to U.S. conspiracy charges on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, New York. From 2007 to 2010, Lang, 37, severed as a middleman between poker companies and brokers who tricked banks into processing money for the gambling businesses.

Lang apologized in court for the crime he has committed, which can give up to 30 years in prison.

"I wish to publically apologize to anyone I've harmed by my conduct," Lang said.

 

feb
22

Doyle Brunson speaks out on the Full Tilt scandal

Tags: black friday, doyle brunson, full tilt poker, full tilt poker, scandal, twitter
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by "T".

A few weeks ago, Doyle Brunson promised his followers on twitter that he would write his own thoughts on Black Friday and the Full Tilt scandal. Two days ago, just as promised, The Godfather of Poker posted a blog on the matter that has affected hundreds of thousands of players all over the globe.


Read more » Doyle Brunson speaks out on the Full Tilt scandal

feb
16

Negreanu's message to Bitar, Ferguson & Lederer: "I hope you guys go to prison!"

Tags: black friday, Chris Ferguson, daniel negreanu, full tilt, Howard Lederer, video blog
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 by "T".

Daniel Negreanu posted a video blog yesterday in which he talks about Full Tilt Poker and Black Friday, and some other stuff. It's not very often you see Negreanu pissed off, but when it comes to how Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and Ray Bitar have handled things after Black Friday, Negreanu doesn't hold back his anger.


Read more » Negreanu's message to Bitar, Ferguson & Lederer: "I hope you guys go to prison!"

jan
20

Black Friday: 53-year-old businessman admits to money laundering

Tags: black friday, court, doj, fbi, Ira Rubin
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 by "T".

Ira Rubin, a 53-year-old businessman in financial transactions, has in an agreement with a court in New York pleaded quilty to several crimes related to Black Friday (the day when FBI and DOJ closed down Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars etc).

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Rubin has deceived banks into transferring gaming funds so it wouldn't look like the money came from gambling. The potential max penalty for Rubin's crimes is 80 years in prison. But since he had some kind of agreement with the court, experts believe that he will get less than 2 years.

 

nov
17

Is Phil Ivey broke?

Tags: black friday, divorce, full tilt poker, Luciaetta ivey, phil ivey
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 by "T".

In the past few days, there has been a lot of talk and rumors regarding Phil Ivey and his ex-wife Luciaetta Ivey. The couple parted ways back in 2009 after some complications in court. Now, 2 years later, a new conflict has been brought to daylight. The newspaper Las Vegas Review-Journal writes that Luciaetta, through her lawyer, has handed in documents to Nevada Supreme Court where she claims that the Judge, Bill Gonzales (the man who handled their divorce case), was biased in their divorce since Phil Ivey gave Gonzales money to his personal campaign. In total, Phil Ivey should have donated $5-6k to Bill Gonzales in April 2010.


Read more » Is Phil Ivey broke?

oct
25

Patrik Antonius will lose $5 million if Full Tilt goes bankrupt

Tags: black friday, full tilt poker, patrik antonius, pocket kings lrd.
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by "T".

In an interview that was released last week Patrik Antonius spoke out about the Full Tilt scandal and the money he will lose if the poker site goes bankrupt.

"This one person made an attack on me, saying I had only $100 in my account. He was right but he's not right that I'm not a very big loser in this," Antonius told the poker magazine in Cannes on Day 4 of the WSOPE Main Event.

The person Antonius is referring to is Noah "NoahSD" Stephens-Davidowitz, and Antonius is very concerned how he got his account balance and why he's telling everyone about such a confidential information.


Read more » Patrik Antonius will lose $5 million if Full Tilt goes bankrupt

oct
19

Groupe Bernard Tapie hires expert to close Full Tilt deal

Tags: black friday, doj, full tilt poker, Groupe Bernard Tapie, United States Department of Justice
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by "T".

According to a new report on Gamaing Intelligence, Groupe Bernard Tapie has hired the same lawyer who negotiated the Party POker/DoJ and Neteller/DoJ settlemens. The agreement between Full Tilt Poker and Groupe Bernard Tapie is reportedly subject to "several conditions", and the most import condition is a good resolution with the United States Department of Justice.

Even though the involved people are working day and night to get Full Tilt Poker back online, it might take a long time before the poker site is up and running again. Well, according to some rumors, Full Tilt Poker might reopen by January 2012 if everything goes according to plan.

 

sep
22

Gus Hansen on the Full Tilt scandal

Tags: black friday, full tilt poker, gus hansen
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 by "T".

The Great Dane, better known as Gus Hansen, has now joined fellow team pro Tom Dwan and decided to speak out about the Full Tilt scandal and Black Friday. This is what Hansen's agent told the Danish newspaper EB.dk yesterday.

-Until Black Friday, Gustav was convinced that he was part of an oiled and well-running business machine, with a professional board of directors, who had a clear distinction between player money and money for running the site.


Read more » Gus Hansen on the Full Tilt scandal

sep
22

Full Tilt management accused of taking $440m from its players

Tags: black friday, chris ferguson, full tilt poker, howard lederer
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 by "T".

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Howard "the Poker Professor" Lederer are now getting further involved in the Full Tilt Poker scandal. Together with a few other persons in the Full Tilt management they are accused of taking 440 millions from their players and to have put them in their own pockets. 


Read more » Full Tilt management accused of taking $440m from its players

sep
15

New statements from AGCC and Full Tilt Poker

Tags: agcc, black friday, full tilt poker, statement
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011 by "T".

Yesterday, new statements were released by Full Tilt Poker and AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission). AGCC tells in their statement, for example, that the planned hearing of Full Tilt Poker in London on September 19th won't be held in public. Full Tilt Poker writes about the finical issues the company is dealing with and how they will deal with them.


Read more » New statements from AGCC and Full Tilt Poker

sep
1

Black Friday: New statement from Full Tilt Poker

Tags: black friday, full tilt poker, statement
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 by "T".

It was a while ago since Full Tilt Poker commented on Black Friday and the ongoing issues with their operation, however, 2 days ago, the site finally released a statement addressing a few questions currently being asked of them. Below is the full version of FTP's statement.

"As is obvious from the events that have transpired since April 15th, Full Tilt Poker was not prepared for the far-reaching, US government enforcement effort of Black Friday. 


Read more » Black Friday: New statement from Full Tilt Poker


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