iGaming website Full Tilt Poker have fallen on desperate times since the Black Friday Indictments in April, which saw the suspension of their Alderney Gaming Control Commission (AGCC) license during the summer. But with new ownership standing by, there are reports that it is gearing up to re-apply for its license.
As reported by Poker News Report, a main suitor involved with the gaming giant, Group Bernard Tapie, said it has high hopes regarding a potential reinstatement. Group attorney, Behnam Dayanim, said: “Full Tilt Poker had a primary license with Alderney and still has a secondary license with [Canada’s] Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
“It makes sense from an efficiency perspective to continue those relationships. It would be our hope that under new ownership, we could have our AGCC license reinstated and continue our KGC license.”
Since April, the once king of the online poker world has not been unable to operate at all. This has resulted in a continued loss of funds. And that’s not the end of it. With millions of bankroll dollars still unavailable to their former players, the company has suffered a massive failing in both its accounting and public relations departments.
With its plans for licence renewal, it seems Full Tilt is trying to return as a Europe-focused market. If it can manage to do this while renewing player trust, the new owners will be laughing.
Although several parties have voiced concerns over the past leaders of Full Tilt Poker, Group Bernard Tapie has vowed not to allow such people anywhere near the relaunched venture’s inner workings. Dayanim added: “What is clear, and is not up for debate, is that to the extent there is any interest from former owners. It would be a minority or passive interest. There would be no continued involvement or oversight.”
Potentially good news for former Full Tilt players then, who we’re sure will be dusting off their lucky poker-playing keyboards as we speak…