Can you believe it’s been 2.5 years since Black Friday and we’ve STILL not heard from Chris Ferguson?! Once one of poker’s hottest commodities and best-known names, the former professional poker player and part owner of Full Tilt Poker remains off the grid until this very day. This is a call for the man who had lovingly and reverently been referred to as “Jesus” to finally come forward and speak to the poker world.
Though nobody knows when it’s going to happen, it’s a foregone conclusion that online poker will someday be legal again in the United States. When that happens, it will be interesting to see which online poker room players will flock to.
Many Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog readers used to play on Full Tilt Poker before they disappeared from the online poker landscape. The rumor mill has been churning ever since as to the future of the former #2 online poker room, with plenty of trending topics of discussion, including “Where’s Phil Ivey?”, a possible European buyout of the site, and the potential of frozen monies to be returned to the players.
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.
First PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker/UB; and now DoylesRoom. Like a set of dominoes, online poker’s biggest rooms continue to falter in the face of the US Department of Justice. DoylesRoom.com was among 10 additional domain names seized recently by the DOJ, which seems hell-bent on preventing Americans from playing poker or any other online casino games, even from the privacy of their own homes.
Bottom line – if you were employed by, are a spokesperson for, or ever played on either of these 2 online poker sites, you’re pretty much screwed.