Full Tilt Poker, Pokerstars, Absolute Poker and UB Poker US Update

Posted on by RTR Dennis

On Friday evening an indictment was issued against the founders of Full Tilt, PokerStars and AP/UB by federal authorities.

According to various sources, the founders of the 3 sites were indicted on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling. There were also restraining orders issued against over 75 bank accounts used by the online poker companies and their payment processors, as well as five Internet domain names.

These rooms have told us that play and payments are affected in the following ways listed below. As you will understand, there are a lot of factors beyond the control of the RTR group including the fact that the rooms are responsible for all payments to and from player accounts, and we thank you for your patience on this.

Full Tilt Poker logo

Full Tilt : – US players

Play Status: Currently unable to play at Full Tilt Poker
Rakeback Payments: Last week’s rakeback payments were paid by FT on Friday. There is no update on what will happen to rakeback earned between Tuesday 12th and Friday 15th April. We cannot change where rakeback payments are made to as Full Tilt control all rakeback payments.
RTR Referral Payments: If you currently receive referral payments to your FT account you need to log in and either remove those details or change them to prevent future payments being sent to your FT account.
1st April-15th April Race Payments: Will be withheld until we have a clearer idea of who won what. This may take some time to sort out and it is not yet known where this money will be transferred to.
Freeroll: March’s freeroll will go ahead as normal. Unfortunately it currently looks like US players will not be eligible.
FT Player Funds: – You will need to contact FT support for any questions related to this.
Support details:support@fulltiltpoker.co.uk

Full Tilt Poker logo

Full Tilt : – Rest of World

Play Status: No Change to Normal Service
Rakeback Payments: Last week’s rakeback payments were paid by FT on Friday. This week’s payments will be paid as normal on Friday. We cannot change where rakeback payments are made to as Full Tilt control all rakeback payments.
Race Payments: Will be made to your player account as normal (but may be delayed till May). The Rake Race from 16th-30th April remains unchanged at $30,000
FT Player Funds: – You will need to contact FT support for any questions related to this.
Support details:support@fulltiltpoker.co.uk


Pokerstars logo

PokerStars : – US Players

Play Status: Currently unable to play at PokerStars
Freeroll: March’s freeroll will go ahead as normal. Unfortunately it currently looks like US players will not be eligible.
PokerStars Player Funds: – You will need to contact PS support for any questions relating to funds
Support details:support@pokerstars.eu

Pokerstars logo

PokerStars : – Rest of World

Play Status: No Change to Normal Service
Freeroll: Will go ahead as normal this Sunday and be doubled for April to $20,000
PokerStars Player Funds: – You will need to contact PS support for any questions relating to funds.
Support details:support@pokerstars.eu


Absolute Poker logo
UB Poker logo

Absolute/UB : – US players

Play Status: No Change to Normal Service (at time of writing)
Rakeback Payments: March’s rakeback payments were paid on Thursday/Friday. As things are AP/UB payments will be paid as normal. While AP/UB are operating for US players the payment method cannot be changed.
RTR Referral Payments: If you currently receive referral payments to your AP/UB account you need to log in and either remove those details or change them to prevent future payments being sent to your AP/UB account.
Race Payments: Will be withheld until we have a clearer idea of who won what and what the status of US accounts at AP/UB is.
Freeroll: March’s freeroll will go ahead as normal. Currently US players will be able to participate.
AP/UB Player Funds: – You will need to contact AP/UB support for any questions relating to funds.
Support details: – AP – support@absolutepoker.net UB – support@ub.net

Absolute Poker logoUB Poker logo

Absolute/UB: – Rest of World

Play Status: No Change to Normal Service
Rakeback Payments: March’s rakeback payments were paid on Thursday/Friday. April will be paid as normal in May to your AP/UB account. This cannot be changed.
Race Payments: Will be made to your player account as normal (but may be delayed till May). However we have had to halve the value of the 2nd Race between 16th-30th April.
AP/UB Player Funds: – You will need to contact AP/UB support for any questions relating to funds.
Support details: – AP – support@absolutepoker.net UB – support@ub.net

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