Not much new, but you're in our thoughts, says operator
The new Full Tilt Poker, now owned by Pokerstars and the Rational Group, took a moment Thursday to show US players that their welfare is still a concern despite the operator's present exclusion from a legal US market.
There was little that was new in the communication, but perhaps American players will at least have the comfort of knowing that they are still very much a target for Pokerstars-FTP once the legal issues in the US market are resolved.
The message reminded American players that Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker and the US Department of Justice have agreed on a settlement which included a proviso that neither Full Tilt Poker or Pokerstars would offer real money online poker in the USA "…until it is permissible to do so under relevant law."
Players are advised that:
"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."
The communication follows an email sent earlier this week to global players by the new Full Tilt Poker management advising them of the re-launch arrangements targeted on November 6