Full Tilt Poker Claims Administration
This is the official website for the Full Tilt Poker Claims Administration, as authorized by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. This administration is the result of the settlement agreement and resulting forfeitures resolving the allegations in the amended civil forfeiture complaint in United States v. PokerStars, et al., 11 Civ. 2564 (LBS), pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Garden City Group, LLC ("GCG") was retained by the United States to serve as the Claims Administrator of the forfeited funds.
INFORMATION REGARDING UPCOMING PAYMENTS AND DENIAL NOTICES
GCG has been informed that the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (“AFMLS”) has approved a new round of payments, which will include payments to Petitioners who confirmed their FTP Account Balances, Petitioners who have disputed their FTP Account Balances and Petitioners designated by Full Tilt as “Professionals.” In all, this distribution includes payments to about 1,000 Petitioners and totals approximately $2.7 million.
Additionally, GCG has been informed that AFMLS has denied approximately 135 Petitions. Petitioners with denied claims will be notified via email within the next two weeks. Please be sure to check your email account's spam or junk folder to ensure the message was not filtered. Denied Petitioners have 10 days to appeal the decision.
All Petitions have been reviewed and, with this round of payments, approximately 97% of Petitions will have been paid and 3% have been denied. Accordingly, the Petition for Remission process is now closed and filed Petitions will no longer be accepted. GCG will continue to work with the Department of Justice to evaluate appeals, and any previously denied Petitions that are determined to be payable will be included in an upcoming distribution.
For further information regarding the payment process and bank testing, please see the March 16, 2015 notice, which can be found on the Previous Updates tab.
INFORMATION REGARDING DENIED PETITIONS
GCG has been informed that the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has denied approximately 1,500 Petitions. Petitioners flagged for denial have been notified via email. Please be sure to check your email account's spam or junk folder to ensure the message was not filtered. Denied petitioners have ten days to appeal the decision.
Petitions for Remission will no longer be accepted after October 31, 2015. If you have questions about a previously filed Petition, or questions about the filing deadline, please contact us.