Full Tilt Poker’s long-suffering US players took another hit yesterday when the Poker Player’s Alliance (PPA) announced that refunds would be coming anytime soon. The announcement came after a meeting between PPA and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials.
According to a press release from the PPA, the DOJ has made almost no progress in the refund process and has yet to even select a claims administrator. The Feds originally put an August 31 deadline on the selection process but that day came and went without word of any selection being made.
PPA head John Pappas says that even when an administrator is selected that players will still be playing the waiting game.
“This is certainly not good news for those poker players still awaiting the return of their money,” he said.
For FTP’s international players, repayment hasn’t been nearly as burdensome. PokerStars agreed to refund their accounts within 90 of their final purchase of the online poker giant.
Pappas sought to assure US players that their money will be refunded, eventually, though he couldn’t say when. PPA attorneys, he added, are working top help resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
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