Online poker site Full Tilt Poker sent an email to its US players a few days after addressing players from outside the country regarding the impending re-launch of the site and existing player accounts.
The email to players shared the news that Full Tilt and the US Department of Justice worked to complete a settlement that will keep both Full Tilt and its sister company PokerStars from offering real money games in the USA "...until it is permissible to do so under relevant law."
As for player accounts and game play for Americans, the email states: ''In relation to your account balance, you will have the opportunity to file petition with the DOJ through a remission process which will be administrated by the DOJ."
"In light of the above, only play chip games will be available to Full Tilt Poker players in the U.S. following re-launch, in the first week of November, 2012. Your Full Tilt Points balance will remain intact in your account."
"Please note that we are unable to answer queries in relation to your funds - all such questions should be directed to the DOJ in accordance with the procedure to be defined by them."