It looks like the final chapter is being written in the Full Tilt poker saga. The ordeal is coming to an end for U.S. players as the Garden City Group has announced that September 3 is the final day that players will be able to file for refunds from their now 3 year old dormant
It looks like the final chapter is being written in the Full Tilt poker saga. The ordeal is coming to an end for U.S. players as the Garden City Group has announced that September 3 is the final day that players will be able to file for refunds from their now 3 year old dormant online poker accounts.
The Garden City Group was appointed as the Full Tilt Poker Claims Administrators back in 2012 and have done a very solid job of keeping in touch with bilked players, the media and the DoJ, while doing their number one job, getting players paid in full. To date, GCG has paid out over $100 million to more than 40,000 players all in less than a year. GCG is trying to wrap this up before the one year anniversary of their involvement and the first petitions being filed with a new drop-dead deadline for filers. According to the Full Tilt Poker Claims Administration website, the final deadline for all petitioners – including affiliates and pros – to file a Petition for Remission is September 3, 2014.
Players who have corresponded with GCG are urged to follow through with their claims. According to the Full Tilt Poker Claims website, â€œIf you previously received an email Notice, please be sure to use the logon credentials provided in the Notice when you begin the Petition process.â€ For those who have done nothing to reclaim funds, this is the final deadline, as after September 3 the filing portion of the Full Tilt Poker Claims website will no longer be available and applications for refunds will no longer be accepted.
Though we have been a bit critical of the Garden City Group, in the end they have paid back a huge sum of money to a boatload of players. They have navigated the DoJ hurdles and the transformations of the parent company that bought Full Tilt, the Rational Group (essentially Poker Stars), enabling this repayment to take place. Instead of paying back customers in a timely manner the DoJ dragged their feet for over a year and once the GCG got involved, the repayment process moved rather quickly and efficiently. But now there is a hard deadline and apparently a final one!
It looks to us like only a little more than half of the funds that were required for full payback of everyone involved have been used. We cannot stress to players enough that this is your last chance to get funds thatf were in FTP in 2011. Contact the Garden City Group at http://www.fulltiltpokerclaims.com/contact.php.