Full Tilt Poker account holders have started to receive emails from the company telling them that they will need to verify their identities in advance of the new site opening up. TwoPlusTwo poster ChoiceAsBro posted the following email that he received, along with many other users, from the site.
As you are aware, Full Tilt Poker is preparing to re-launch by November 6th, 2012.
Action Required: You will need to verify your identity to access your account.*
In the interest of account security and in accordance with the anticipated Isle of Man regulatory requirements, you are required to verify your identity.
Providing valid documentation now will ensure that your account is fully verified and active upon re-launch. Once relaunch and system testing has completed, you will have unrestricted access to your Full Tilt Poker account, including all cashier functionality and poker games.
Few customers have so far been contacted, according to pokerfuse, and it has much to do with the Isle of Man regulators stringent requirements compared with the previous Alderney Gambling Control Commission rules. It’s now less than two months until the shiny new FTP opens its doors and we can expect more information as the countdown clock creaks towards November 6.
Users themselves have already reacted to the news with skepticism thanks to the fact that certain documents being requested by FTP are strikingly similar to ones they’ve already handed over. It’s unclear also why certain customers have been sent emails and others haven’t with speculation centering on if this is random or if FTP is only sending mail outs to users in certain locations.