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Phil Ivey Boycotts WSOP until Fulltilt Pays

Postby RedHorse » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:37 pm

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Check out his statement here:

http://www.philivey.com/
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Re: Phil Ivey Boycotts WSOP until Fulltilt Pays

Postby tcs » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:12 pm

and here is the replies :)


Tiltware, the software and marketing company for Full Tilt Poker, has released a statement following Phil Ivey’s recent announcement on why he has filed a lawsuit against the company and will be boycotting the WSOP this year. Tiltware’s reply came in the form of an email to media outlets from its PR representative Michele Clayborne. The stoush between the two parties has clearly been taken up a notch, as you can read by the full email below:

“Contrary to his sanctimonious public statements, Phil Ivey’s meritless lawsuit is about helping just one player – himself. In an effort to further enrich himself at the expense of others, Mr. Ivey appears to have timed his lawsuit to thwart pending deals with several parties that would put money back in players’ pockets. In fact, Mr. Ivey has been invited – and has declined – to take actions that could assist the company in these efforts, including paying back a large sum of money he owes the site. Tiltware doubts Mr. Ivey’s frivolous and self-serving lawsuit will ever get to court. But if it does, the company looks forward to presenting facts demonstrating that Mr. Ivey is putting his own narrow financial interests ahead of the players he professes to help.”

Ivey’s lawsuit against Tiltware reportedly seeks damages in excess of USD $150 million for lost income and business opportunity, and damage to his personal and professional reputation. The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada and Ivey will be represented by Chesnoff and Schofeld in the case. David Chesnoff has previously represented celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Mike Tyson, as well as poker pros Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson.

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Re: Phil Ivey Boycotts WSOP until Fulltilt Pays

Postby ronshaks » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:32 pm

Full Tilt update: FTP insists Irish account unfrozen
02/06/2011

Egaming Review
Full Tilt update: FTP insists Irish account unfrozen

Full Tilt Poker has insisted it has had an Irish bank account unfrozen, despite the US Department of Justice officially denying that any funds have been released, eGaming Review has learned.

Following speculation on various websites since eGaming Review revealed FTP had been able to access a sum amounting to more than one third of the funds owed to players, a company source told this publication the account in question is not one of those named in the original indictment, but a separate corporate account held with the Bank of Ireland.

Consistent with his comments on Friday, the source explained that Full Tilt had to approach the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in order to reassure the bank it was safe to unfreeze the account.

“The bank was not one of those subject to the Department of Justice freezing order, but the DoJ did need to call the Bank of Ireland to get it unfrozen,” he explained.

“After Black Friday, the bank took it upon itself to freeze the account, and in order to convince them to reopen it we needed to go through the DoJ.”

A spokeswoman for the Attorney’s Office confirmed to eGaming Review the unfreezing of any accounts listed in the 15 April indictments would be accompanied by an official press release, however she added there was “nothing in the public record” to suggest there had been “any unfreezing” and that it would be “published in the public record if that was the case”.

Furthermore, when asked by eGaming Review about the alleged contact between the DoJ and the Bank of Ireland, the spokeswoman refused to deny this as a possibility.

At the time of writing the USAO was unable to confirm whether it had been approached by Full Tilt over the unfreezing of non-indicted accounts.

When asked whether the DoJ would unfreeze any Full Tilt accounts in order for funds to be returned to US players the USAO spokeswoman said she was “unable to speculate about future events”.

The Bank of Ireland refused to comment on matters regarding Full Tilt Poker.

Meanwhile Tiltware has issued a statement in response to the lawsuit brought against the company this week by Team Full Tilt member Phil Ivey, describing Ivey’s statement yesterday as “sanctimonious.”

The Tiltware statement, relayed through Pokernews, goes on to suggest that “Phil Ivey’s meritless lawsuit is about helping just one player – himself.

“In fact, Mr Ivey has been invited – and has declined – to take actions that could assist the company in these efforts, including paying back a large sum of money he owes the site,” alleges the company, adding that “Tiltware doubts Mr Ivey’s frivolous and self-serving lawsuit will ever get to court.”

At the time of writing, eGaming Review is awaiting further comment from Tiltware’s legal representatives in the case, which has been filed in the District Court of Clark County in Nevada.

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Re: Phil Ivey Boycotts WSOP until Fulltilt Pays

Postby AlfieM » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:46 pm

When we talk about the game poker there are different views and opinions that we get from people. Some of them are also playing this game. In the news that I've heard a big issue is talked about and it involves one of the finest poker player. Phil Ivey, one of probably the most qualified professional poker players on earth right now, is definitely avoiding this year's World Series of Poker, reports Big Lead Sports. According to Ivey's allegation in court, his and WSPO partner Full Tilt Poker has yet to refund online poker gambler money long after the U.S. government shut down online poker houses. The case claims that over $150 million in customer funds is definitely still in Full Tilt parent business Tiltware, LLC's possession. I found this here: Player Phil Evey boycotts the World Series of Poker, newstype.com
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