Full Tilt Poker will reopen for Real Money in most markets on November 6th, with player accounts fully available for use, play or withdrawal. Almost 19 months after the US DOJ seized their domain, Poker Stars has completed a deal to obtain FTPs assets. The deal is complicated, as it dealt with many different aspects of the situation. But for players in most countries, it is simply business as usual at Full Tilt Poker.
Full Tilt Poker will reopen in most countries under a global license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, and will apply for a Malta license in the near future. Full Tilt Poker will not seek a license in France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium or Estonia, but players from these countries can play at Poker Stars.
Players who had an account at FTP, who are not for the USA, will be able to access their account Nov. 6th 2012. Players will need to download the software, and use their previous credentials to log in. It has already been advised that many player will need customer service to reunite themselves with their account, and Full Tilt Poker claims to have staff and procedures in place.
Upon accessing your account, players form most countries may play, cash out or transfer to Poker Stars their balance. As part of the deal Poker Stars and Full Tilt is to have all moneys on deposit in a segregated account, and available for cash out at any time. If you are from a country that Full Tilt Poker does not have a license for, you will be repaid through the locally-licensed PokerStars platform. The exact procedure for players in Italy is yet to be finalized.
Full Tilt Poker will not be open to poker players from the USA. United States Full Tilt Poker players will be reimbursed through a remission process conducted by the U.S. government. It is yet to be announced what this process will entail.
Under the terms of the agreement between Poker Stars and the U.S. Department of Justice, Full Tilt Poker will not offer real money online poker in the U.S. until such time as there is regulation and licensing permitting this. The agreement does expressly allow Full Tilt Poker to apply for such licenses in the U.S. whenever they are offered.
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