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PokerStars buys Full Tilt Poker?

Tags: doj, fulltilt, group bernard tapie, pokerstars
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by "T".
According to numerous sources, PokerStars has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to buy Full Tilt Poker and settle its outstanding legal matters. No official statements have been made by either sites so far, but according to Alex Dreyfus, CEO of Chili Gaming, PokerStars has paid $750 million to acquire Full Tilt and settle its outstanding legal issues with the DOJ - $330 [...]   Read more » PokerStars buys Full Tilt Poker?

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  24-Apr-12, 19:32   #1
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doomdy 

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Crazy sh1t.....

     
  24-Apr-12, 19:34   #2
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sadamman 

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Pokerstars is run by mobsters Mobster Mobster Mobster

     
  24-Apr-12, 19:51   #3
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IslandJack 

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I already posted my thoughts in the other thread except this one:

Next year Google will by Pokerstars.
Bit by bit the rest will follow, and who the winner will be nobody knows.

It's going to be a beautiful world in another 10-20 years, if it even takes that long....

     
  24-Apr-12, 19:58   #4
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retribution 

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I think this is just a b******t story TBH. It seems like this all started from a 2+2 forum post, and it's gone viral from there.

From a logical standpoint, it doesn't really make much sense, given what's happened with GBT and FT as of late:

- Servers Being tested
- GBT Opening Parent companies
- Pocket Kings Hiring Customer service repts

To me, it just seems like the retard that made the post on 2+2 and started this all is just attention whoring. I mean it was their first post ever, so that should resonate pretty clearly his credibility.

Guess we'll see won't we?

     
  24-Apr-12, 20:17   #5
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Greenmohave 

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Please just allow the U.S players to be a part of it that is all I care about. I don't care who owns the site, but it would be fun to to have my penguin avatar, play RUSH Poker and some RAZZ, Can't wait to find out what's going to happen for sure!

     
  24-Apr-12, 20:25   #6
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SuperNoob 

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Posted by Greenmohave:
Please just allow the U.S players to be a part of it that is all I care about.

apparently will happen when/if online poker gets legalized in US

     
  24-Apr-12, 21:38   #7
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Keterin 
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The deal went down it was announced earlier this day

     
  24-Apr-12, 22:01   #8
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IslandJack 

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Posted by retribution:
I think this is just a b******t story TBH. It seems like this all started from a 2+2 forum post, and it's gone viral from there.

From a logical standpoint, it doesn't really make much sense, given what's happened with GBT and FT as of late:

- Servers Being tested
- GBT Opening Parent companies
- Pocket Kings Hiring Customer service repts

To me, it just seems like the retard that made the post on 2+2 and started this all is just attention whoring. I mean it was their first post ever, so that should resonate pretty clearly his credibility.

Guess we'll see won't we?


It all over the Net Retribution.
Just look around.

     
  24-Apr-12, 22:27   #9
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JackalDFL 
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A post on their website confirms that they are in negotiations with the department of justice. They refuse to say more at this point.

     
  24-Apr-12, 23:42   #10
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dlkiv 

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GREAT ,( insert vomiting face thingy here ), now we get to see more of Daniel Negreanu !!

When I played online I did play at FT but have always hated PS. Hate DN even more. Just my thoughts but now I will never play at the new FT.

Because of 'Daniel Negreanu" I think we need a vomit 'facey" thing in the 'Insert smiley' thing from below.

     
  25-Apr-12, 00:22   #11
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Arithmajik 

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2nd the crazy s**t! Did not see that coming, makes sense though, why not buy out your biggest competitor if you can get them at a discount, and seeing as FT's not even running, I'm sure they're selling at a very hefty discount. Also seeing as PS has already been approved to run, they can use their cred to re-establish the FT brand in the DOJ's eyes.

Why the hate on DN Dlkiv? I'm not a fan or anything, just curious.

     
  25-Apr-12, 00:23   #12
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bombsapphire 
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Monopoly ?
We all know that Stars has overwhelming funding ability. They surely can afford to pay 750M. But they will reduce promotions and rakeback.

     
  25-Apr-12, 00:32   #13
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Flippedchips 

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damn thats some epic s**t!

lol Dlkiv, i know what you mean he does my head in these days Smile anyway was it stars you had a thing with you never said in that mystery post you did ages ago lol ive been wondering all this time i thought it was FT

     
  25-Apr-12, 00:49   #14
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jessthehuman 

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Very interesting if true.. I wonder if they'd run both skins connected to the PS server ?? (shared traffic) That would be pretty awesome.. bad news for all the other poker operators though!

     
  25-Apr-12, 01:05   #15
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Flippedchips 

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dont think so Jess pokerstars freaking out just now i think the amount of players they have on the site. What i was thinking was they could just shut the site then all the money owed to players from tilt refund it on pokerstars. I cant see this happening all the same as people just love the cartoon tables and if they did it leaves it open for someone else to go the cartoon look.

It is a great thing for the fulltilt fans all the same because they know there money will be safe most likely, Im sure the people with lots of money tied up there will be happy because they know they will get there money now Smile Thumbs Up

     
  25-Apr-12, 02:10   #16
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GIOMi6 

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That is great news if it is true then all the players will be refunded, that is awesome and also to play FTP again is something many players were waiting for.

     
  25-Apr-12, 05:40   #17
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GoTrixo 

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Posted by dlkiv:
GREAT ,( insert vomiting face thingy here ), now we get to see more of Daniel Negreanu !!

When I played online I did play at FT but have always hated PS. Hate DN even more. Just my thoughts but now I will never play at the new FT.

Because of 'Daniel Negreanu" I think we need a vomit 'facey" thing in the 'Insert smiley' thing from below.


Hi, The only thing i wonder why so much hate on Negreanu? he is a great player and definitely one of best players Canada's got in poker. and he is fun to watch. Negreanu belongs to my favorite players but i do have a long list of entertaining players to watch for me, and i respect all of them. You could just start respecting them aswell. But i guess hating on Negreanu in one thread and one post is not a big deal Big Smile

Now to the thread.. if all of this is true, then its good and bad news in one. Yea thats right people will get their money back very very likely. that is a great + +++++++++++ many players been waiting for i guess.

The bad part about it : Not so good promotions,rake back, vip program. And PokerStars will dominate both Online & Offline poker scene. There won't be anyone who can take a step to compete vs PokerStars... its just impossible right now.

My Two Cents Smile

     
  25-Apr-12, 07:04   #18
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sroves 
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its great

     
  25-Apr-12, 07:22   #19
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retribution 

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Posted by jessthehuman:
Very interesting if true.. I wonder if they'd run both skins connected to the PS server ?? (shared traffic) That would be pretty awesome.. bad news for all the other poker operators though!


Well from what I've heard, they'd maintain them as seperate sites, at least for the time being.

I think what would make the most logical sense is for them to either fully assimilate FT's software, and merge their player base like you suggested.

I don't know how I feel about the buyout thought. I think they definitely would do away with rakeback for FT players, which I'd be totally against. Sure their VIP system is okay, but it's a farcry from 27% rakeback :S

Everyone knows the real value in the VIP system @ stars is only really seen by high stakes/volume players, such as Supernova.

     
  25-Apr-12, 08:21   #20
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bullettooth1 

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i dont think its true.
for months now we'v been hearing about gbt. and now last minute after testing, hiring and license applying we hear that its not gbt but stars who are buying ftp?

i hope its not true because im not a fan of stars and they will put their stamp on ftp and spoil it.

     
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