After months of setbacks and bad news, Full Tilt Poker finally got a break as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission has renewed Full Tilt's gaming license for two years.
The approval came on July 19th and became effective August 1st. The license was in the form of a renewal to the Secondary Client Provider Authorization, which is currently held by Kolyma Corporation A.V.V., who is operating as Full Tilt Poker.
The news is welcome to Full Tilt after a tumultuous several months. First, the United States Department of Justice seized the .com domain for Full Tilt and froze money in Full Tilt's control. This was followed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission suspended Full Tilt's license in that jurisdiction pending a hearing that was postponed until at least September 15th.
Commenting on the renewal of Full Tilt's license, The Kahnawake Gaming Commission issued a statement that read:
"To maintain a Secondary CPA, a licensee must maintain a valid licence to operate interactive gaming that has been issued by a comparable jurisdiction (the “primary jurisdiction”).
"Accordingly, the Commission is closely monitoring the proceedings being conducted by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (the “AGCC”) concerning the eGambling Licences held by Filco Limited, operating as “Full Tilt Poker”.
"The AGCC has confirmed to the Commission that, although the eGambling Licences held by Filco Limited are presently suspended pending the outcome of a hearing, these licences are still considered to be valid.
"Presently, Full Tilt Poker is not offering gaming to the public, or accepting player deposits, from servers that are located within Kahnawake or under the Commission’s supervision."