Immediately after the announcement that Full Tilt Poker was acquired formally by PokerStars, the Poker Players Alliance announced that it is prepared to help assist players in getting funds that are due to them.
A statement released by the PPA in July noted that:
“The government has not yet released the precise details on how reimbursements will occur. It is the PPA's position that the government must take all steps necessary to ensure the process for the players to recover their full funds is not unduly burdensome. PPA's legal team will remain fully involved as the ‘voice of the player’ to ensure our members are heard throughout this process."
Last week a letter by the PPA to the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section noted that the money in the settlement is enough to pay all U.S. players the money owed to them by Full Tilt Poker through the government's payout system.
The letter also offers the government the ability to tap into the PPA's knowledge and resources to introduce a player friendly "process for remission," as well as a view on how player accounts should be calculated to ensure a fair repayment.