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Independent enquiry announced in Irish poker news into Full Tilt Poker

By admin on 2011-12-22 10:46:42

We have already reported in our Irish Poker News about the bad effects that the withdrawal of the license of Full Tilt Poker has had on the Irish operations which has 400 staff working in Dublin under the name of Pocket Kings but it is still not clear where this is all leading but what is for sure is that several other online poker operators are looking at what happened and trying to restore confidence in their players. The license which was issued by the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) who withdrew it back in September after a tribunal had found that Full Tilt Poker had contravened several rules and there were also allegations from the USA that it had created false sites to handle cash from customers in America in contravention of the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act) but the result was reported in the Irish poker news that players could not get their money out as it was not there. Following on from this the internet poker company PokerStars has tried to allay fears of its players by stating that player’s funds are kept separate from other company funds and has promised to more transparent. PokerStars is also licensed by the AGCC who currently does not require funds to be separate although this could change following an announced independent review. At onlinepoker.ie we think this is a good step forward and we are still pleased to recommend them but if you have any doubts as a player then there are always the alternatives of listed companies such as Paddy Power Poker or Ladbrokes Poker who are listed on stock exchanges and are subject to stringent controls. The other two online poker sites that we list have not been in the poker news and they are 888 poker who are also listed and Party Poker which is part of the Bwin Party group both of which are again listed on stock exchanges in Europe. What will happen to Full Tilt remains to be seen but we shall keep reporting progress on our Irish Poker news pages.