Public barred from Full Tilt Poker hearing

Public barred from Full Tilt Poker hearing

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Next Monday's hearing into the suspension of Full Tilt Poker's licence will be heard behind closed doors.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), confirmed that the hearing will be heard 'in camera', a decision that "disappointed" AGCC Executive Director Andrew Wilsenach.

In a statement released this afternoon, Wilsenach stated, "“I am pleased that the FTP hearing will continue as scheduled, as was argued on my behalf. However, I am disappointed with the tribunal’s decision that, notwithstanding my arguments to the contrary, the hearing will be held in private. I believe the public has a right to know the reasoning behind the decisions to suspend FTP’s licences and call a hearing, and to hear the evidence that will be put forward on my behalf. It is my understanding that the tribunal conducted a difficult balancing exercise of the interests of the various parties, taking into account the legal arguments for and against further postponing the hearing, and for and against allowing the public to attend the proceedings.”

Media suppliers are currently holding large debts from Full Tilt advertising campaigns and have sought information on how to file recovery claims against Full Tilt and apply for relief before this hearing.

A further statement from the AGCC is expected shortly.

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