Full Tilt Pays Up, PokerStars Shut Out - Poker Junkie
New Jersey will become the second state in the United State to offer full legal iGaming later this week but PokerStars will not be part of the launch.
We also now have a date that former US Full Tilt Poker players will be repaid. Well, sorta.
PokerStars Will Not Participate in New Jersey iGaming Soft Launch
New Jersey iGaming will kick off on Thursday, making the state just the second to legalize all forms of online gambling.
Ten of the 12 casinos in Atlantic City have applied for licenses but it appears just 10 are approved so far.
Resorts Casino Hotel and PokerStars have yet to be approved and according to a report late Tuesday night the online giant will not be approved in time to participate in the soft launch.
Concerns abound regarding what roles that PokerStars' founder Isai Scheinberg still plays with the company. Scheinberg has stepped down as head of the company but remains at-large for his role in the Black Friday saga.
It appears unclear when or even if PokerStars will receive a license. The list of license holders will be updated one final time on Wednesday but it's unlikely PokerStars' name will be on the list.
New Jersey iGaming starts its soft launch on Thursday where a select number of players will be allowed to login and play for real money.
Each site that participates will be under heavy scrutiny by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. The sites that meet the DGE's approval will be allowed to open to the general public on November 26th.
Full Tilt Red Pros May Get Reimbursed - Payments to Start Mar. 2014
This past Friday Garden City Group updated its website with a couple key pieces of information regarding the Full Tilt Poker remission process.
First, Full Tilt Red Pros will now be allowed to file a petition for their online poker balances.
Initially Red Pros were going to be left in the cold as they were considered to be directly associated with the company. Now the GCG has stated that only Team Full Tilt members and those that were playing online with money provided by Full Tilt Poker will be denied a petition.
According to the announcement former Full Tilt pros will have an additional 30 days to file a petition. For everyone else the deadline expired this past Saturday at midnight.
The other part of GCG's update provided the first solid date that players will be repaid. If a player filed a petition and did not dispute the balance provided by the GCG, he or she will be paid sometime between March 1, 2014 and March 31st, 2014.
If you disputed the balance or filed multiple petitions, then you will continue to wait on your payment.