Sunday, May 15, 2011

List of Poker Pros Who Are Shareholders in Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker logoImage via WikipediaList of Poker Pros Who Are Shareholders in Full Tilt Poker

Howard Lederer

Andrew Bloch

Phillip Ivey

Christopher Ferguson

John Juanda

Phillip Gordon

Erick Lindgren

Erik Seidel

Jennifer Harman-Traniello

Michael Matusow

Allen Cunningham

Gus Hansen

Patrick Antonious

You have to wonder what the U.S. Department of Justice is going to do with these pros. Jail, fines and/or both? Or, nothing at all, as the pros position themselves as simply "shareholders." (Earnings from being a shareholder probably starts in the millions of dollars and goes to the hundreds of millions of dollars.)

Of course, this brings up other issues that pertain to the integrity of poker games on their site and when these pros compete in live events. But, that would be speculation on my part, and right now, they are probably in deep shit over the illegal activity pertaining to breaking the US laws that allowed the FBI to close down Full Tilt.

Frankly, I have my doubts that us players are ever going to get their money back, but I hope I am wrong.

What do you think?

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Anonymous said...

So Stars will pay but Ftp wont? Doesn't seem very realistic.

SteveBrogan said...

I also have my doubts about FTP paying out. They may have fouled the waters in their bank accounts and might not be able to dig themselves out the the muck they got into. I have written off my funds.

Sure is going to be an interesting WSOP this year if FTP Pros cannot get their money back or their dividends.

Mitchell Cogert said...

Steve, I am sure the FTP Pros who are shareholders in Full Tilt are in fine shape financially...although, probably in legal trouble.

The others are going to have to do what the rest of us do in poker--buy-in with their own money.

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