Despite the re-launch of poker giant Full Tilt Poker, it appears that American customers of the troubled poker site will be waiting a while longer to get their balances refunded.
Poker Players' Alliance Executive Director John Pappas met with officials from the DoJ's Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section along with PPA Counsel Marc Zwillinger and Ken Dreifach to discuss the plans.
Despite reporting that they had a productive meeting, Pappas was not optimistic about the DoJ's timeline to pay players in the near future.
"Unfortunately completion of a refund claims process is a long way away. The first step in this process will be the Department’s hiring of a third-party claims administrator, after a bidding process: there is no current date certain for that selection to occur. But it was evident that even when a claims administrator is hired, forfeiture and remission procedures require that a substantial administrative process be adhered to before players begin seeing their funds." Pappas said.