PokerStrategy is suing PocketKings, a division of Full Tilt Poker, for $1.2 million in what are being called, “an existing marketing agreement.”
According to a report in eGaming Review (EGR), the dispute stretches back to an agreement made between the two companies before the company lost its Alderney license last Fall.
The timing of the lawsuit, on the heels of FTP’s sale by the US Department of Justice to PokerStars was no accident. In an interview with eGR, PokerStrategy CEO Dominik Kofert explained his legal strategy:
We only filed the claim this week as we did not want to stand in the way of Full Tilt Poker reaching an agreement with the DOJ to return missing funds to the affected poker players.
(Kofert is also quick to point out that this is not a suit against PokerStars.)
PokerStrategy.com was a major PocketKings partner, sending as many as 30,000 players their way a month. It’s believed that, after Black Friday, most of Full Tilt’s new players came directly from PokerStrategy.com.
FTP’s Bust Summer
It’s been a very busy summer for FTP and there’s still a few weeks left. Within the last month we’ve seen:
- Ray Bitar and Nelson Burtnick returning to the US to face charges.
- The completion of the FTP sale to PokerStars
- Serious steps forward in the efforts to payback US players.
So far, there’s been no word on when to expect a ruling in this case.