US Players Get Rakeback on FTP

May 20, 2011 - 1:26 PM EDT
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US Players Get Rakeback on FTP

US players are reporting on the Two Plus Two Forums that they are receiving their delayed rakeback payments from Full Tilt Poker. It appears that most if not all Americans have received their final rakeback payments from Full Tilt, which had gone unpaid since the government indicted owners of FTP and two other sites on April 15th. This, along with payments for their “Take 2” and “Leaderboard” promotions, some conversions of tournament tickets to cash, and some refunds of bounced checks and other unsuccessful cash outs, provides some evidence that FTP is making progress toward a full accounting of what they owe each American customer. Full Tilt Poker has not allowed US players to withdraw since Black Friday, nor have they provided a timeline for doing so. They have made...

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Subject: Poker Launches

May 20, 2011 - 10:00 AM EDT
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The current poker news landscape is dominated by sites and magazines whose bottom lines depend directly on the news makers, which naturally leads to bias. There are some smaller independent outfits, but these tend to be driven mostly by opinion, gossip, and rumors, and they have their own biases.

Many people simply bypass the poker media completely and instead wade through the Two Plus Two Forums. While 2+2 provides a wonderful...

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UB and AP Since Black Friday

May 20, 2011 - 9:59 AM EDT
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Confusion surrounds sister sites Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker post Black Friday, converging from multiple angles and leaving players to guess at what is and what isn't. With high-profile legal firm Blank Rome directing UB and AP to say as little as necessary after the indictment, corporate headquarters has remained largely silent. The company waited six days after the indictment before releasing any statement, and this merely named legal counsel. They've provided only vague language about player...

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Subject: Poker Logo Contest

May 20, 2011 - 9:58 AM EDT
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You may have noticed that there's a hideous void at the top of this page. Indeed, we're a site without a logo. And frankly, it's a bit embarrassing. We're reporters, analysts, poker players, and many other things, but unfortunately, we are not artists.

So, we're reaching out to the community for help on this one and holding a contest to see who can design us the best logo. We know that...

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