Full Tilt Poker’s roster pre-Black Friday roster of professional players won’t be seeing any back pay from the newly relaunched site. That word came down in an e-mail the players received this week.
At its pre-Black Friday peak, Full Tilt employed more than a 100 professional poker players, most of whom were known as Red Pros. Full Tilt’s new sponsored players are known as The Professional and is significantly smaller.
In the email, Full Tilt’s Team Pro manager Dustin Iannotti said:
Other than the non-US player balances, The Rational Group did not assume any liabilities of the previous Full Tilt Poker companies and therefore previous contractual agreements that Full Tilt Poker may have had including with FTP Red Pros were excluded. As such, The Rational Group is not liable and will not pay for any amounts which may have been due to you under your agreement with any former Full Tilt Poker company.
While Full Tilt’s former poker pros can’t be happy about getting left out in the cold, at least they won’t be lonely. The company’s affiliate partners were also left behind in the settlement that arrangement.
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