PlusEVPoker.com’s Aaron Wilt is reporting that “numerous” clients of QuickTender/UseMyWallet have finally begun receiving funds that were frozen when the two payment processors abruptly shut down on May 25 following the Blue Monday indictments. On June 23, QuickTender sent clients an email instructing them to make withdrawal requests between July 1 and August 15. Clients who have since received refunds claim that the process took about two weeks.
The clients who are celebrating the return of their balances reportedly all had bank accounts based in the UK and Canada, while American clients have yet to announce any such joyful returns. As well, only clients whose balances had ‘cleared’ (i.e. were not frozen ‘in transit’ by the US Secret Service) have received payouts thus far. PlusEVPoker’s Wilt recently launched StolenBankrolls.com, which solicits player info to help quantify the amount of money stuck in limbo as a result of the recent legal actions against online gambling operators.
Team Full Tilt member Phil Gordon has managed to get his name dropped from the class action RICO lawsuit brought against Full Tilt Poker and several high profile players associated with the troubled operator. The suit, which was filed June 30 on behalf of aggrieved players whose balances were frozen following FTP’s indictment on Black Friday, listed Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Mike Matusow and other FTP principals as defendants. PokerNewsReport.com claims Gordon’s motion for dismissal from the suit was granted with prejudice on July 20. The site suggests that other defendants also filed motions for dismissal, but that none of these motions were granted.
In a statement, Gordon’s lawyer Maurice Suh claimed “No money changed hands as part of this dismissal. The allegations about Mr. Gordon in the lawsuit were completely wrong, and I am glad that the plaintiffs agreed with us on that score early in the lawsuit.” Gordon himself claimed that he had “always held myself to the highest standards of conduct. As part of that, I have repeatedly emphasized that Full Tilt should repay the US players as quickly as possible.”
As the clock counts down to FTP’s public hearing with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) to discuss FTP’s suspended operating license, the operators of a new website are collecting names for a petition they intend to present to the AGCC in London on July 26th. If you are “pissed off with those bandits refusing to refund your money,” head on over to FullTiltScrewed.me and make your mark. At the time of writing this, a whopping 443 names had signed on, so at least the petitioners won’t break too much of a sweat lugging the pages down to the hearing.