Full Tilt Poker Down! License Suspended

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On Wednesday Full Tilt Poker went out of service with all of their online poker games being freezed. And this was no software glitch or any other “problem” that the internet-based businesses sometimes encounter. No, the thing with Full Tilt is that their license has been suspended by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) which means FT is no longer authorized to provide online poker services worldwide. Full Tilt's website FullTiltPoker.com is out of reach as well.

Here is the full statement on the matter the AGCC issued this morning:

“Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has today issued Hearing Notices under Regulation 46 of its Regulations to Vantage Ltd, Oxalic Ltd, Filco Ltd and Orinic Ltd, collectively trading as FULL TILT POKER.

In addition, AGCC has issued Suspension Notices under Regulation 47 to the above named companies requiring them to suspend all operations with immediate effect.

The decision to suspend these licenses follows a special investigation prompted by the indictments unsealed by US Attorney General’s Office in the Southern District of New York on 15th April 2011, during which grounds were found to indicate that these licensees and their business associates were operating contrary to Alderney legislation. The nature of the findings necessitated the taking of immediate action in the public interest.

The venue and date for the hearing will be announced in due course.

Issued by:

André Wilsenach (Executive Director)
Alderney Gambling Control Commission
Alderney,
Channel Islands
Date issued: 29th June 2011”

This means that all Full Tilt Poker games and operations have been ceased for an unspecified amount of time, until the problem is solved in one way or another. On their part, Full Tilt Poker have not yet made any comments regarding the suspension. Before it went down, the website broadcast the following statement: “Scheduled Maintenance In Progress - The system is currently down for maintenance. Please check back soon!”

The story is sure to develop – stay tuned to NeverwinPoker for more on this.