Sunday, October 30, 2011 : Expedite discussions and pay the players, says Canadian licensing jurisdiction
The Kahnwake Gaming Commission, which last week indicated its involvement in getting players paid by licensee Blanca Games has applied more pressure to the operator, urging the company that owns the Cereus poker network, Absolute Poker and UBPoker to complete its discussions with the authorities and pay the players prejudiced by the Black Friday shutdowns.
In an advisory notice, the KGC notes that since the actions taken by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York on April 15, 2011, it has been in close and regular discussions Blanca Games Inc., operating as Absolute Poker and UB.com, to facilitate the reimbursement of both US and non-US players.
The Commission has also received regular updates of discussions between AP/UB and the US authorities.
"Over the past several weeks, we were advised of a potential solution prepared by Blanca and its representatives, establishing a process to liquidate Blanca’s assets and distribute proceeds to players," the advisory reveals. "We understand that this process has been presented to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for consideration and approval.
"The Commission’s foremost concern in this matter has been, and remains, the reimbursement of both US and non-US players, as quickly and completely as possible.
"To avoid further prejudice to affected players, the Commission has demanded that all parties complete their discussions and implement a reimbursement solution without further delay."