Full Tilt Poker’s Statement to Players

April 19, 2011

While Full Tilt Poker does not accept US players anymore, there are US poker sites that do take new player registration from US players.

Now that FullTiltPoker.com is FullTiltPoker.co.uk, if US players visit that site, a message comes up straight from Dublin, Ireland. It suggests that Full Tilt Poker is saddened by the charges brought up against CEO Raymond Bitar and employee Nelson Burtnick, offering them full support.

They state that online poker is a game of skill that is enjoyed by tens of millions of players in the US and throughout the entire world. They ensure that they remain committed to preserving rights of players to play poker online.

It goes on to say that Mr. Bitar, along with Full Tilt Poker, believe that online poker is legal, as do “the best legal minds in the United States.” It continues, “Full Tilt Poker is, and has always been committed to preserving the integrity of the game and abiding by the law.”

Mr. Bitar states, “I am surprised and disappointed by the government’s decision to bring these charges. I look forward to Mr. Burtnick’s and my exoneration.”

Then the bad news comes in. They say that as a result of all of this, unfortunately, “Full Tilt Poker has decided that it must suspend ‘real money’ play in the United States until this case is resolved.” Hopefully this will be sooner than later. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual in non-US countries. They also give a phone number to call, but could you imagine actually getting through to someone when hundreds of thousands of players are calling at the same time wanting to know how to get their money, what will become of their reward points, etc.


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