The United States Department of Justice has finally appointed a claims administrator to oversee the return of U.S. player funds from the old Full Tilt Poker to “eligible victims”. The company that will handle the claims is Garden City Group, a well known claims administration firm with vast experience handling legal claims.
Approximately $150 million is expected to get repaid to victims. The money comes from the PokerStars civil settlement case with the DoJ amounting to $547 million not including the funds and non U.S. players have already been paid by PokerStars themselves via the reopening of Full Tilt.
A website has been set up by Garden City Group to handle the claims and can be found at fulltiltpokerclaims.com. It will be possible to file claims electronically via the web site/.
The petitions for remission process will begin shortly and victims can sign up to a mailing list to keep up to date with developments. To date, no time frame has been given indicating when the claims process will begin but there is a hotline number the victims can use for further questions.
“The Garden City Group brings a track record of handling the administration of some of the country’s largest and most complicated settlements,” U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara, is quoted as saying.
“With their selection, we take a significant step forward in the process of compensating victims of the Full Tilt Poker scheme.”