US players hear from Full Tilt
Friday, 12 October 2012
While poker players across the world have been busy singing the praises of PokerStars and looking forward to the re-launch of Full Tilt, many American players have been left in a state of limbo regarding the status of their accounts.
Those fears were allayed somewhat yesterday as a number of former US players received an email from Full Tilt that gave them a brief look at their futures at the site.
According to the correspondence, all US players will need to contact the DOJ with regards to their funds and how to obtain them. Furthermore, all player point balances will remain intact until such time that they can rejoin the real money community. For the time being, however, all US players will only be able to play for play money on the site.
Here is the email in full:
As a player on Full Tilt Poker, you may be aware of the recent settlement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice (the "DOJ"). Full Tilt Poker will not offer real money online poker in the U.S. until it is permissible to do so under relevant law.
In relation to your account balance, you will have the opportunity to file petition with the DOJ through a remission process which will be administrated by the DOJ.
In light of the above, only play chip games will be available to Full Tilt Poker players in the U.S. following re-launch, in the first week of November, 2012. Your Full Tilt Points balance will remain intact in your account.
Please note that we are unable to answer queries in relation to your funds - all such questions should be directed to the DOJ in accordance with the procedure to be defined by them.
Please retain this email for your records.
Full Tilt Poker