Joined: May '11
Age: 48 (M)
The Full TiltPokernews in September, 2012 is very optimistic. As many of you will have heard by now Pokerstars bought Fulltilt Poker a couple months ago. September is here and we are much closer to the refund deadline. It is predicted that the Full TiltPoker refunds will happen before the November 6th deadline so it could happen sometime during 9/12. Full TiltPoker, or should I say Pokerstars, released a statement recently. This update by Fulltilt Poker will answer many questions that you may have. To simplify things I will provide an overview of the statement. Fulltilt Poker FAQ – Statement Overview
Q. If I currently play on Pokerstars will this affect me? A. No. It will be business as usual at Pokerstars.
Q. Who will be allowed to play at FulltiltPoker.com when they reopen? A. 95% of the world will be able to play real money poker at Full Tilt as soon as we reopen. At first we will not seek permits to play in the following European countries: Spain, France, Italy, Estonia, Belgium & Denmark. This is because Pokerstars is already licensed to play in this countries and it will take time to do the same for Full TiltPoker.
Q. Can citizens of the United States of America play at Full TiltPoker when they open back up? A. No. The purchase of Fulltilt Poker was handled by the US government. Pokerstars and Fulltilt will not allow players from the USA until it is legalized there. The good news is that our deal with the DOJ allows both poker sites to apply for licenses when they become available. Many think that online poker will be 100% legal in all 50 U.S. states in 2013. The current U.S. poker sites will have a lot of trouble getting a license because they are disobeying the U.S. government right now. They may not be among the lucky few U.S. poker sites in 2013.
Q. When Full Tilt opens back up will I be able to transfer money to my Pokerstars account? A. Yes, we plan on including this option.
Q. I am from one of the European countries listed above. Can I move my Full TiltPoker bankroll to Pokerstars since Fulltilt does not have a license for my country? A. This is our plan but we are waiting on permission from the respective governments.
Q. I’m from the USA. How do I request a payout and receive the money Full TiltPoker owes me? A. Your government currently has your money. They will contact you with information about your bankroll refund.
Q. I’m not from the USA. Will I be able to withdraw all of my Fulltilt Poker money at once? A. Of course. On November 6th or before you will be able to cashout your entire balance if you choose to. There will not be any playing requirements or anything of that nature.
Q. How will I receive my Full TiltPoker refund? A. We are currently working on the deposit options for Full TiltPoker. It is safe to assume that the list of deposit options will be similar to that of Pokerstars.
Q. How long will my Fulltilt Poker refund take? A. It depends on the method you choose but typically 1-5 business days.
Q. Will my Full TiltPoker points still be in my account? A. We have not figured out what we will be doing with regards to the rewards / loyalty program and the benefits it included. Pokerstars will handle this fairly though so you can expect some form of compensation for your FTP points.
Q. Full TiltPoker has not responded to emails for over a year. Is there any way to contact them before the reopening in November? A. Yes. You can contact Full TiltPoker at email@example.com. It will take some time to get back to you as we are receiving many emails.
We will keep reporting on the much anticipated Full TiltPoker refund and reopening. There will likely be many more news stories about Fulltilt Poker in September of 2012 so stay tuned by bookmarking this web site.
Edited by Seph777 (Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 21:10 GMT)
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
It's good for all, but the U.S. at least from what I read about a month ago. I actually think there was a complete news story with some of the same items you posted here. Not that it matters since it will be longer for U.S. citizens to get a hold of their BR and I believe there's some type of process or request form that needs completed. I actually think the U.S players that have any large amount of money in their BR may potentially be paying a tax when withdrawing. We'll see!
Can't wait for full tilt to come back online, they say you can transfer your money From full tilt to pokerstars does that include transferring money from pokerstars to full tilt? I know you guys can't answer that question and the most obvious answer is yes since you Can transfer from full tilt to pokerstars why not the other way. Hopefully you can now to set My calender and count down the days lol
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
yeah i am also one of those who are very keen on seeing full tilt coming back to life- in reality not for the money that's been left frozen (damn it i can live through a loss of $0.24 or so) but just for pure fun of playing at a nice poker room with cool graphics, nice promotions and great panda avatar
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 52 (M)
My bankroll is huge comparing to Pochui br,less than 10 $,looking forward to see my first poker love back in business.But I think we will have to wait longer than 6th November to start playing again at FT poker rooms.Is a huge amount of work to be done to come back running the site
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 49 (M)
Very much looking forward to the reopening. Hopefully PS will allow that FT will stay different from PS inregards of Promotions and rakeback. Would be more interesting to me, because I dont want a Pokerstars2.