Tuesday October 4, 2011 : Channel Isles regulator says it no longer has the authority to mediate player issues with online poker operator
 
The Alderney Gaming Control Commission has followed its statement revoking Full Tilt Poker's licence with a further announcement that gives scant comfort to players still awaiting payment from the wayward online poker operator.
 
On Monday, the Commission addressed players hoping for assistance in their hassles with Full Tilt, telling them that due to its revocation of the FTP licenses, it no longer has the clout to intervene in player-operator disputes.
 
"Following the revocation of the licenses, AGCC no longer has authority to intermediate or arbitrate on player issues or disputes with Full Tilt," the AGCC advised, going on to suggest obvious alternative remedial routes such as contacting local police authorities or joining several player class actions that are currently in progress in civil courts.
 
"Full Tilt has been requested to provide a specific player contact: this is awaited and will be incorporated here upon receipt," the licensor promised.
 
One of the problems in the Full Tilt Poker debacle is that AGCC regulations apparently did not require the ring-fencing of player deposits as is the case with the Isle of Man regulator.