Canadians Launch Class Action Suit Against Full Tilt Poker
Tuesday, 13. September 2011

If you are amongst the thousands of Canadian online poker players that have been waiting since April for Full Tilt Poker to release their money will be ecstatic to know that a class action law suit has been filed against the online poker room in Montreal. It is estimated that Full Tilt Poker owes Canadian players anywhere between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000. The funds have been frozen since the FBI crack down on April 15th that has since been come to be known as Black Friday .

The lawsuit was filed with the Quebec Superior Court by Jeff Orenstein of the Consumer Law Group. According to Mr. Orenstein, approximately 10% of the players owed money by Full Tilt Poker are Canadian. The amounts owed can reach some considerable numbers. One man contacted Mr. Orenstein claiming that the online poker room owes him $250,000.

April 15th saw the top three online poker rooms (Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker) accused by the FBI of tricking banks and regulators into processing illegal online gambling payments of over $3 billion.

The Consumer Law Group (Groupe des Droits des consommateurs) issued a statement calling their action a reaction to the illegal freezing of clients’ money by Full Tilt Poker “through their website www.fulltiltpoker.com.”

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