Here's some great news for US players will money tied up at Full Tilt Poker since Black Friday. According to a report from the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the release of $82 million in funds to about 30,000 players in the United States. John Pappas, Executive Director of the PPA, announced the good news through a poker forum on Wednesday.
"Yes good news. I spoke with AFMLS/DoJ staff today and they informed me that they have approved approximately 30,000 undisputed player claims totaling approx $82 million dollars in remissions. Garden City should be making a formal announcement on its website within the next 24 hours. Players with undisputed claims should be looking for an email from Garden City Group within the next few weeks with instructions on how to receive their payment. The DoJ could not provide me with a definitive date on when these emails will go out and when payments will be processed. But it looks like it will be in advance of their March 31 deadline."