DOJ: U.S. Full Tilt Players Can Make Claims ‘Shortly’

The U.S. Department of Justice has appointed a Claims Administrator in the Full Tilt Poker case and says U.S. players will be able to make claims shortly.

The DOJ went with the Garden City Group as Claims Administrator and the group already has a website up for Full Tilt victims who will be making a claim.

The website can be accessed at www.fulltiltpokerclaims.com.

“The Garden City Group brings a track record of handling the administration of some of the country’s largest and most complicated settlements,” said Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“With their selection, we take a significant step forward in the process of compensating victims of the Full Tilt Poker scheme.”

PokerStars Settlement Will Go Towards Paying Back FTP Players

Bharara made it clear that part of the $547 million that PokerStars forfeited to take on the assets of Full Tilt Poker will be utilized to pay players back.

U.S. Full Tilt players have been waiting since Black Friday, which occurred on April 15, 2011, to be paid out their account balances.

The situation got dramatically worse for FTP players in the fall of 2011, when the DOJ broke news that the company did not have enough money to cover its player base.

U.S. FTP players can email info@fulltiltpokerclaims.com for more information regarding the claims process.

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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and capturing it all with his trusty Canon camera.

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