02/09/2012 : ROW OVER POKER PROS' DEBT TO FULL TILT CONTINUES
 
Matusow owes $700 000, claims Groupe Bernard Tapie legal representative
 
The furore over a reportedly $16.5 million total debt owed by former Full Tilt Poker professional players to the embattled company continued Wednesday with allegations that Mike Matusow owed $700 000. Matusow immediately denied the claim via Twitter.
 
On the face of it, the allegation comes from a persuasive source – Groupe Bernard Tapie's lawyer Behn Dayanim – and flows from that company's due diligence inspections in pursuit of its acquisition of Full Tilt.
 
Dayanim told the Pokerupdate information site that Mike Matusow owed $700 000 and had not responded to attempts at starting a discussion over the debt.
 
The lawyer also firmed up the amount allegedly owed by 19 top names in world poker to a total of $16.5 million.