PokerStars takes drastic measures to keep their word!

News PokerCollectif regulars know very well and we have repeated several times (probably because it's nice to hear): Full Tilt Poker will distribute hands on 6 November. In the meantime, there is still much to do and the folks at PokerStars (former competitor of FTP and now owner) do not lose time. Last Friday, 30 tonnes of computer equipment had to be moved from Dublin (former headquarters of FTP) up to the Isle of Man (where is currently the headquarters of PokerStars).
To move as much material, PokerStars have had recourse to the army, nothing less!
Interviewed by local television channel Manx TV, Eric Hollreiser, Director of communications at PokerStars, explained that the Hercules military aircraft used in this operation, was carrying the servers and other equipment from Full Tilt, some measuring more than seven meters in height. Previously, the FTP was based in Dublin and the site was under the supervision of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). To make things easier, PokerStars has no choice to move all this hardware!
Lee Jones at PokerStars, also commented on the new: "aircraft of the Isle of Man are fine but they are not equipped to carry 15 tonnes of computer equipment. The load capacity of the Hercules represents approximately half of the computer equipment to transfer, the other fifteen tons being chartered by more traditional methods".
This is great news when you think that everything is set up so that the date of November 6 to be respected!
Another word in closing on the FTP in France players refund procedure.
A press release issued this Monday, September 24, 2012 by the authority of Regulation of games in line (ARJEL) described the procedure whereby players with funds stuck on Full since the withdrawal of the licence may be reimbursed before November 06, following the agreement between PokerStars and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
According to the release:
Procedure for recovery of assets:
Players with a credit account on the website must enter their username and password
password then fill in some personal information to verify their identity and determine the
their account balance. These steps taken, players will be automatically credited the
amount of their balance at Full Tilt Poker and can, if they wish, remove it without constraints other than
that through the platform of the real Malta Ltd (Pokerstars) operator. This platform will allow in
In addition to the services of the ARJEL all checks necessary for the proper conduct of this
procedure without any obligation of game with the operator Pokerstars. This procedure will be
in place before November 6, 2012.
Rekop Ltd. has been issuing a circle games (poker) approval on July 26, 2010. As a result of
legal proceedings by American justice, April 15, 2011, against companies and
leaders of the group, the ARJEL demanded operator it provides proof of the maintenance of its strength
financial and its ability to repay the players registered on the site.
To the difficulty of the shareholder of the operator to meet this double requirement, and following the closure
platform concluded June 29, 2011, the ARJEL has decided to suspend the approval of Rekop Ltd.
This legal suspension allowed to maintain a connection controlled by the controller between holders of
players accounts and the authorised operator and to allow legal recovery solutions comply with the Act
French. The ARJEL has always made repayment of french players the sine qua non for the lifting
suspension of approval and to restart the site in ".fr".
Sté real Malta Ltd, following an agreement with American justice, has proposed a solution to the ARJEL of
satisfactory recovery, including the reimbursement of the players registered on the french site.
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