FullTiltPoker accused, suspended and sold

21st Aug, 2018
John Wright Author Profile Photo John Wright

In the span of about 1 week, FulltiltPoker has been accused of running a ponzi scheme by the DOJ, had their licence revoked in Alderney and now their company has been sold.

If you haven't been following the recent gaming news, well FullTiltPoker has been at the center of everything with 3 major news stories.

FullTilt accused of operating a ponzi scheme by the DOJ

Yes, apparantly Fulltilt poker wasn't just a poker room but a giant ponzi scheme where the owners pocketed a lot of money for themselves.

Now that the news is in the mainstream media, it seems the majority owners are Ray Bitar, Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer as the beneficiaries of the ponzi scheme.

It is hard to call it a ponzi scheme when the funds of the poker room have been confiscated.

Read more at Forbes.com

FullTilt poker licence revoked by Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC)

Their licence was initially suspended in June but after many months of affiliates and players being left unpaid the Commission decided to pull the plug after the news hit about FullTilt being called a ponzi scheme and not having enough money to pay their players.

Read more at BBC

FullTilt sold to French group Bernard Tapie

Just days ago FT is in the news again as they sold the company to French investment group Bernard Tapie who is also a former government minister.

There appears to be terms and conditions associated with the purchase as there are other

Read more at ESPN

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Alternatives available for Affiliates

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Will FullTiltPoker ever be an option again?

In the meantime, the purchase by Bernard Tapie indicates an immediate change for the platform.

However, taking all the accusations into account, the betting platform still needs a lot of work and dedication to start being considered a reliable option for not only the players but also the affiliates.

FullTiltPoker surely was, before all the scandals, a fun and compelling poker site that many players and webmasters across the whole globe loved to be part of.

It can be safely stated that the whole iGaming industry is hoping to see this acclaimed poker platform rise to the top in the near future.

21st Aug, 2018
John Wright