Full Tilt Poker Faces Yet Another Lawsuit

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Canadian consumer group Groupe des droits des consommateurs has announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit against embattled poker website Full Tilt Poker.

The suit was filed on behalf of Canadian players who have been unable to obtain their funds from Full Tilt accounts following legal action taken by the U.S. Department of Justice in April.

With the Canadian lawsuit being filed, Full Tilt Poker is now facing three suits in regards to unpaid players. The first suit was filed in June on behalf of U.S. players. The second was filed in August on behalf of anyone who cannot retrieve funds from Full Tilt. Both suits were filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

A statement made by the Groupe des droits des consommateurs said: "The class action involves Full Tilt Poker's illegal freezing of clients' money that's kept in accounts available through the website www.fulltiltpoker.com."

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12 September 2011 - 8:16am

All I can say is that leave this darn Full Tilt alone, please! I really feel sorry for the company!
If the website had problems with the license- why so many players played there then?
If it still had problems but functioned perfectly, why licensing is ever needed then?
If players knew the site had problems and till played there, they deserved seized accounts then!

This is my opinion!

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13 September 2011 - 2:09am

Thats the problem. Players did not know that Full Tilt had financial problems. And seeing as playing poker is not illegal in Canada, why should players from Canada have their funds seized, just because the American government decided to seize money?

Full Tilt had their license revoked because they did not have the money to pay players. That shows exactly why licensing is required - to ensure casinos and poker rooms are run properly and player funds are not put at risk by financial mismanagement.

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