Full Tilt had its primary online gambling license suspended recently by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) on July 29th and has ceased offering poker games to anyone globally as a result. Full Tilt has been granted a renewal of its secondary client provider authorization by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
On Tuesday July 26, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission held a public hearing to present evidence regarding Full Tilt’s suspended license. Full Tilt’s legal counsel requested that the pre-hearing application for adjournment be held in private to prevent anything in the public hearing to potentially damage its efforts to find new investors in the company. The AGCC granted the request and took the hearing to a private setting and subsequently announced that it would be adjourned until September 15th, at the latest.
Many anxious poker players with funds still stuck in Full Tilt Poker accounts are hopeful that this news will mean that Full Tilt is going to re-open its activities soon although there is no indication of that actually happening. Full Tilt Poker is not expected to resume operations until a primary license is granted; Kahnawake’s Secondary license requires one such.
For poker players, there appears to be little aid to date in resolving money disputes by the AGCC.
Even if that happens, the future of the once world’s second largest online poker room is uncertain in light of this and events stemming from the United States poker indictment against Full Tilt owners last April 25th.