Thursday, August 9th
Last week, the Justice Department approved the deal for PokerStars to purchase Full Tilt Poker. Through this deal, PokerStars provided funds to cover all player balances at Full Tilt Poker.
The DoJ is currently establishing the process by which we U.S. players will request and receive our money. PPA requested and was granted the opportunity by the DoJ to provide a recommended path for repayment of U.S. players. Needless to say, PPA asked for repayment of 100% of player balances.
PPA will continue this dialog with the DoJ. We are seeking a streamlined process for application for remission. We are also advocating for clear processes to address withdrawals that were deducted from balances but never sent, bounced withdrawal checks, unused tournament tokens, FTP points, Iron Man Medals, etc. Non-cash items will be toughest, but we will do our part to make the requests through the appropriate channels. PPA's legal team will remain fully involved as the ‘voice of the player’ to ensure we are all heard throughout this process.
We can help ensure success of the PPA's efforts here in just 60 seconds!
- Let's recruit new participants by retweeting & favoriting today's #Fight4Poker action plan HERE and HERE, sharing it on our Facebook walls HERE, and sharing it via Google+ HERE.
- Let’s send prefilled, fully editable tweets to the Justice Department to tell them we expect the return of 100% of our balances: HERE and HERE. The disclaimer on their Twitter sites states that communication via Twitter is not recorded. That simply means they do not have to follow specific archiving requirements, not that these are not read, so please be sure to send these tweets today. Thanks!
- Let's keep making and liking pro-poker posts on the Facebook walls of the House Commerce Committee, Rep. Tibieri, and Rep. Rogers: HERE, HERE, and HERE.
Please reply in this thread with tweeted, done, etc. to encourage others, and please bookmark the #Fight4Poker plan on Twitter HERE. Thanks for participating!