Lederer hounded out of Aria; Spain throws out PokerStars case; French players claim three million Euros

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Howard Lederer is facing a mutiny from an angry group of cash game grinders aiming to get him booted from the Ariapoker room – for good. Nick DiVella, a regular 5/10NL and 10/20NL games, filed a petition on behalf of over 50 players and he took to Twitter to vent his undoubted anger at Lederer being allowed to play at his poker room of choice. Among the words chosen by DiVella were that “he [Lederer] doesn’t deserve to play” and that he hoped the petition would eventually see the start of a “poker black list”. The Aria aren’t yet in a position to do anything about the petition and, according to DiVella “they are taking our concerns to upper management but I was told as of right now the poker room must stay neutral on the situation”.

A Spanish court has thrown out a case brought against PokerStars by local operator Codere in which they were claiming the former was operating illegally in Spain prior to regulation. The outcome was reported by a Barcelona-based court that said they “agreed with PokerStars’ position that it operated lawfully in the country, because the lack of regulation meant that there was no relevant law preventing such activity.” The result could act as a precedent when courts consider verdicts in other cases being brought by Codere against the likes of Sportingbet and Betfair.

Upwards of €3million of Full Tilt Poker player funds have been successful transferred over to PokerStars according to ARJEL. Players could claim funds from November 2 onwards and since then 6418 have moved over to and then either played on with it or withdrawn in altogether. It allows players in the regulated French market with Full Tilt accounts to continue playing at PokerStars as FTP still hasn’t been licensed in many European jurisdictions.


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