That’s because it appears that after nearly three years of drama, U.S. Full Tilt Poker players will finaaaaally start receiving their account balances back at the end of the week.
The Garden City Group has been sending out emails over the last couple days and poker players with large balances stuck on FTP are understandably ecstatic.
With players like Blair Hinkle having nearly $1 million stuck on the site it’s been a painful three years for numerous poker pros.
Once the money gets paid out it’s anybody’s guess what’s going to happen. Bigger live tournaments in the US? A good weekend for Las Vegas clubs? A bunch of bills being finally paid?
Here’s a collection of the best Tweets about the big FTP payback:
Buzz: people have received letters in mail saying Full Tilt money has been mailed. Poker due for $80mm injection or severe monkey tilt?— Pokerati (@Pokerati) February 25, 2014
Should have my full tilt money back within 7 business days. It only took 3 years lol. Been smashing mtt's again...#cant keep me down.— Jonathan Pereira (@tha203grind) February 25, 2014
I'm getting my money back from Full Tilt Poker!— Kevin Mullaney (@ircmullaney) February 25, 2014
Got my email from garden city croup and full tilt poker, I'll be paid out within 7 business days!!! # 3YearsComing #BelieveItWhenISeeIt— Kevin bryniczka (@Smartalecc5) February 25, 2014
Congrats to the Americans getting their FTP refunds, especially @blur5f6 who I imagine was surviving on food stamps & his local .25/.50 game— Griffin Benger (@GriffinBenger) February 25, 2014
Hulk Hogan returns to WWE same day as Full Tilt emails are sent - Coincidence, I think not.— Paul Oresteen (@PaulOresteen) February 25, 2014
Got my Full Tilt Email but much to my dismay, no thank you letter from US Treasury for my 4 year free loan. #taxespaidinfull— Kevin Iacofano (@icekevin) February 25, 2014
"Dear Justin Bonomo: The purpose of this email is to inform you that your Petition for Remission has been approved" - DoJ/FTP PAYING BACK!!— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) February 25, 2014
Happy for all my friends that got the FTP email today would be even happier if they all decided to learn mixed games in L.A. next week #what— Mike Leah (@GoLeafsGoEh) February 25, 2014
I got an email saying I will have Black Friday full tilt poker money in my bank account within a week. That is pleasant news.— Jonathan Little (@JonathanLittle) February 25, 2014