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eGaming Review is reporting that a deal could be “on the table” to purchase Full Tilt Poker by late next week.
“On the table” and “Sealed” are two completely different things. Full Tilt Poker, as we already know, comes with plenty of baggage. This is a company that hasn’t paid US players in close to three months now and the European players are currently experiencing delays after FTP’s licensing arm shut them down last week.
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With the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) suspending Full Tilt Poker’s license last week, European online poker sites have not hesitated to raise their bonus offerings.
“Not only are they rushing to grab hold of Full Tilt Poker’s customers, these sites are also in competition with one another to provide new signups with the very best bonuses out there,” noted Payton O’Brien, Gambling911.com Senior Editor.
Operators have made no qualms about capitalizing on Full Tilt’s plight.
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Last week, The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) essentially shut down Full Tilt Poker by suspending its license and cutting off the website. Players have been unable to access the site for real money play.
William Hill, part of the iPoker Network, has gotten especially aggressive with its bonus offering in the wake of Full Tilt Poker exiting the competitive landscape.
With Full Tilt Poker shut down and PartyPoker eliminating tournament fees, the online poker traffic landscape has changed drastically in the past week.
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