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Online poker players from the United States face a July 15th deadline to submit a claim for a refund of their accounts which were frozen by the events of Black Friday, according to a legal report posted by the Poker Players Alliance.
According to the report titled “Legal Rights of Players with Unpaid Balances – A PPA Information Guide ”, players need to submit a claim to the Federal Department of Justice to be eligible for a refund of monies that were frozen by the DOJ on April 15th.
The report also highlights many of the legal questions American players may have in the wake of Black Friday, including whether or not players have a right to the money that was seized, and advises players who wish to file a claim to seek legal advice from an attorney to make sure the case isn't frivolous and has merit.
To read the report in its entirety, visit http://www.scribd.com/doc/59876348/PPA-Players-Funds-Legal-Guide
The Poker Players Alliance is a non-profit organization whose membership includes poker players, both online and offline, and states its goals as: "... to establish favorable laws that provide poker players with a secure, safe and regulated place to play. Through education and awareness the PPA will keep this game of skill, one of America’s oldest recreational activities, free from egregious government intervention and misguided laws."