Full Tilt Poker Gaming License Suspended; Site Disappears

Full Tilt Poker Shut Down

Full Tilt Poker Shut Down

In a shocking development, Full Tilt Poker has had its eGambling license suspended indefinitely by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). Ordering them to cease operations immediately, all activity on Full Tilt Poker did just that; it just stopped! Whether they were in the middle of a big hand or on the verge of winning a tournament, Full Tilt Poker players worldwide witnessed the end of the site in real time.

The AGCC furthermore ordered Full Tilt Poker to stop registering new players, allowing new deposits, and permitting any game play. The AGCC’s decision reportedly followed a special investigation they undertook in light of the US Department of Justice’s Black Friday indictments.

The only potential silver lining here: players with funds on Full Tilt Poker are to be allowed to withdraw funds from their accounts, but given that Full Tilt Poker has yet to pay back its U.S. players, who knows how long the remaining player base will have to wait to receive their money?!


  1. Ralph Scott
    Ralph Scott June 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I saw this news story initially on another blog – Thanks for your update!

  2. Gal
    Gal June 30, 2011 at 12:21 am


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    Royal Flush Jackpot July 26, 2011 at 3:02 am

    What amazes me is that gamblers will continue to play these sites even knowing they are not getting paid (if the earlier post is true). I am surprised that there are payment services that will process funds on behalf of the crooks. It seems that the only alternatives to online gambling sites are sites that use a subscription service or where you just get a jackpot based on advertising dollars. If you want to play for small change, take a look at this new site.

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