Thursday, June 30, 2011

DOJ Shuts Down Full Tilt Poker

The U.S. Department of Justice has pulled the plug on one of the internet's most popular online poker sites, Full Tilt Poker.

That's right the site that runs all those ads claiming you can play like the pro's with real life professional poker players, including Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Phil Gordon, and several others has been shutter by U.S. authorities cracking down on online gambling. According to a report in the L.A. Times, the gambling commission on the island of Alderney in the British Channel Islands suspended the licenses of Full Tilt Poker following an investigation prompted by indictments in the U.S. Those indictments charged Full Tilt Poker executives with bank fraud, money laundering, and other crimes.

The Alderney commission said its investigation found evidence that Full Tilt was operating in violation of local laws.

"The decision to suspend the eGambling license was in the public interest and, because of the seriousness and urgency of the matter, it required that immediate action be taken," said Andre Wilsenach, the commission's executive director.

The site now bears a notice posted by the FBI stating they have seized the domain pursuant to an arrest warrant.

To date Full Tilt Poker's only statement is that issues on their home page.

Full Tilt Poker has always maintained the highest levels of integrity and compliance with the law. Due to recent events Full Tilt Poker is unable to accept ‘Real Money’ play from customers located in the United States. However, please know that your funds are safe and secure we are working to resolve the distribution of these funds.

Important information for US players in the US Player FAQ


  1. Anonymous1:07 PM

    are we ever going to be able to get full tilt back?

  2. Anonymous1:09 PM

    we ever going to be able to get full tilt back?


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