Great news yesterday, Full Tilt are coming back and everyone looks like getting repaid.
I have collected links to the main news sources / parties involved and key commentators below. I do not have any personal insider information, and do not wish to join the hordes of 2nd / 3rd tier cloned poker ‘portals’ adding no value at all to the universe by blandly respinning the original news articles… So for now I’ll just say that I am very happy indeed, both as a player and as a webmaster! First the announcement on Diamond Flush Poker which broke the news. If you go to the homepage after reading you will also find a statement from Ray Bitar, and a press release from Full Tilt Poker below that. http://diamondflushpoker.com/2012/07/pokerstars-issues-media-release-confirms-settlement-acquisition-plans-for-relaunch/
Next, the press release from Pokerstars’ press center confirming the deal (in pdf format): http://www.pokerstars.com/press/pdf/ps-settles-us-dispute-acquires-assets-of-ftp.pdf This announcement on the Pokerstars blog has further links to FAQs for Pokerstars and Full Tilt players: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/corporate_blog/2012/pokerstars-settles-with-united-states-doj-096492.html
Here is the all important press release from the department of justice, confirming the deal from their side: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/july12/pokersettlement.html Finally, for those who just can not get enough – I’ll add a link to Calvin Ayre’s site which contains a nice summary of key points and lots more links to different opinions and sources of information: http://calvinayre.com/2012/07/31/legal/latest-news-pokerstars-doj-deal-to-acquire-full-tilt-poker/ If you know of any good sources / sites (no 2nd tier crappy news portals please!) then you can add them to the comments of this article, which is posted on our Facebook Group here.
GL at the tables! Mark
Submitted by Planet Mark on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 09:51