April 15th Black Friday
- The Department of Justice shuts down US operations of FTP, Pokerstars and UB.
- Pokerstars allows US players to cash out but Full Tilt Poker does not allow US players access to their funds. As reported by Pokeraddict.net
- The WSOP starts and a few team FTP pros showed like Allen Cunningham, John Juanda
and Erick Lindgren but notably absent were Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer.
- Phil Ivey sues Full Tilt poker
in an effort to get out of his non-compete clause. It was reported by Wicked Chops that Ivey was particularly upset because he had brought in an investor that would have got FTP out of their financial mess but the deal was nixed by Bitar and Lederer.
- It's reported Phil Ivey is in Dublin
meeting with FTP executives.
- Alderney Gambling Control Commission suspends FTP's gaming license
and in effect shuts FTP down.
- Phil Ivey voluntarily dismisses his lawsuit
- Todd terry files a class action
lawsuit against FTP. (this date is approximate. Sorry for not being sure of exact date)
- Poker News Daily reported that Phil Gordon was dismissed with prejudice
from Todd Terry's class action lawsuit against FTP. Phil Gordon's attorney claimed he didn't take part in the day to day operations of FTP.
- As reported by Pokernews there was a hearing between FTP and the AGCC to determine whether FTP's gaming license should continue to be suspended. It was supposed to be a public hearing but in private lawyers for FTP asked for an application to adjourn the meeting
until a later date which was granted. The new hearing date was set to be September 15th.
- Subjectpoker.com releases a statement talking about some of the financial dealings
between David Benyamine, Phil Ivey and FTP.
- Mike Matusow does an interview with Quad Jacks
and talks a bit about the FTP situation.
- As reported by Subject Poker the Kahnawake gaming commission agreed to renew FTP's secondary client provider authorization
- As reported by Stayonpoker.com a second class action lawsuit
against FTP has been filed by two Canadian players.
- FTP's silence is finally broken
when attorney Jeff Ifrah speaks out and gives some minor details about the FTP situation. Certain 2+2ers have spoken with him on the phone and been corresponding back and forth through emails with the attorney. Ifrah reported he was finally able to speak about the situation because an exclusivity agreement between a potential investor and FTP expired.
- Scheduled hearing date between FTP and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission to determine whether FTP's gaming license will be renewed and allowing them to again service non-US based customers.
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Some other containment threads and big threads that sorta acted like contaiment threads:
This is where discussion about FTP should primarily take place. If you start another thread about a minor event or your views or whatever, it will be locked. (That's because a lot of people read NVG to read about high stakes action and tournament results and to see silly photoshops and stuff, and we need to respect that.)
If something significant happens, feel free to start a new thread.
The last thread contained a ton of posts complaining about other people's posts. Someone would post their pessimistic views on the situation, and a bunch of people would respond telling him to shut up. Ditto optimistic views.
Stop doing that. Posts that tell other people not to post their views are not at all helpful. They're particularly silly when people are talking about their views on the FTP situation in a thread about the FTP situation. (If you don't want to read those views, don't open the thread.)
Hopefully people will just quit doing that on their own, but if it continues to clog the threads with content-less crap, I'll start deleting/warning/infracting.