Why is Full Tilt Poker Not Working?
Q: Why is Full Tilt Poker Down?
A: Date of Article: Summer of 2011.
Back in late June of 2011, Full Tilt Poker went down. As of the date that this article was written (July 18th), Full Tilt Poker was still down.
If you are visiting Full Tilt Poker and seeing a "System Update - We apologize but the system is currently down" message, it is because Full Tilt Poker is completely down and has been that way for weeks.
The AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) suspended Full Tilt Poker's various licenses in June of 2011, and the site shut its doors shortly after. The suspension meant that Full Tilt Poker could not allow its customers to play in any form of poker game, deposit or withdraw their funds from the site. In short - Full Tilt Poker was brought down literally overnight.
The AGCC suspended Full Tilt Poker's licenses due to concerns over the site "operating contrary to Alderney legislation".
Full Tilt Poker is currently in the process of trying to secure an investment that would allow them to re-open their doors and pay back all of their players. It is assumed that if they secure this sizeable investment, then they will be able to regain their AGCC license and re-open their doors to players outside of the United States.
In addition to negotiating with investors, Full Tilt Poker is also attempting to settle with the US Department of Justice.
Full Tilt Poker's doors are currently closed to everybody, not just those in the United States.
Full Tilt Poker granted exclusive bargaining rights to the unnamed European investor(s). This exclusive window expires on July 21st.
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