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Old 04-11-2017, 08:02 PM   #201
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

first off, great news.

I had accounts at AP, UB, sunpoker, and bigchippoker, altho I only had a balance (~$700) on AP. I got an email. I logged in to the remission site with the info provided, and the pre-populated form had (what I think is) my UB username, with a whopping .06 balance. I emailed them, is that all I should do?
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:03 PM   #202
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Did anyone have both a UB and AP account with the same email address? If so did you get two emails? I only got one and I think it was the same address.
I so far have received ONE email, which only referred to "absolute poker". I had (I think) four accounts on the network. my UB username was the one that was in the pre-filled info...

Last edited by M.A.H.P.'s; 04-11-2017 at 08:05 PM. Reason: also, the single email went to my junk mail. of course.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:04 PM   #203
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

Thanks just remembered the old name so I logged on.


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Old 04-11-2017, 08:06 PM   #204
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Got an e-mail yesterday. Oh man this great and quite unexpected!
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:17 PM   #205
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

I received the email below today but I don't recall having an Absolute account

Is this a legit site: http://www.absolutepokerclaims.com ?


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TO: ABSOLUTE POKER PLAYERS WHO WERE VICTIMS OF ABSOLUTE POKER’S FAILURE TO RETURN FUNDS

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE NOTICE. IT IS TIME-SENSITIVE AND MAY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. IF YOU SATISFY THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA DESCRIBED BELOW, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO PAYMENT. YOU CAN ALSO VISIT WWW.ABSOLUTEPOKERCLAIMS.COM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


I. Purpose of this Notice

The purpose of this Notice is to inform you that you may be entitled to receive a distribution from assets forfeited by PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker (the “Fund”), which resulted from the settlement agreement resolving allegations in the amended civil forfeiture complaint in United States v. PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, et al., 11 Civ. 2564 (LBS), in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Action”). You must complete the online Petition filing process in accordance with the steps in this Notice in order to be potentially eligible to share in the distribution from the Fund.

This Notice is being sent to all potentially eligible victims of the fraud who have been identified by Garden City Group, LLC (“GCG”), the Claims Administrator retained by the United States, utilizing data supplied by Absolute Poker. As explained in greater detail below, Petitions for Remission must be completed online through the administration website at www.AbsolutePokerClaims.com.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A PETITION FOR REMISSION IS JUNE 9, 2017. IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT A TIMELY AND COMPLETE PETITION FOR REMISSION, YOU WILL BE BARRED FROM RECEIVING A PAYMENT FROM THE FUND. WHEN FILING ONLINE, YOU MUST USE THE NUMBERS BELOW IN ORDER TO BEGIN THE PETITION PROCESS:

Petition Number: XXXXXXXX
Control Number: XXXXXXXX


II. Background

As authorized by the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section ("AFMLS") and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, this “petition for remission” process will operate in a manner similar to the Full Tilt Poker remission process (www.fulltiltpokerclaims.com) and seeks to compensate victims of Absolute Poker’s failure to return victim funds held by Absolute Poker. GCG was previously retained by the United States to serve as the Claims Administrator for the Full Tilt Poker Claims Administration and will now serve as administrator for the Absolute Poker Claims Administration.

The Absolute Poker Claims Administration will operate a claims process for clients of Absolute Poker who, like clients of Full Tilt Poker, were unable to withdraw funds that they had transferred to Absolute Poker.

III. Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a payment from the Fund, you must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
  1. You must have deposited funds into an account with Absolute Poker.
  2. Your account with Absolute Poker must reflect a last known account balance of greater than $0.00.
  3. You are excluded from participation in the remission process if you are:
  • A past or present employee of Absolute Poker or any of its past or present Affiliates;
  • A past or present shareholder of Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet, Absolute Entertainment, S.A., Blanca Games, Inc., Hoop & Javelin Holdings Limited, Lacrosse Holdings Limited, Hoop Payment Solution Services Ltd., or Morning Bliss Overseas Ltd.;
  • A past or present officer or director of Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet, Absolute Entertainment, S.A., Blanca Games, Inc., Hoop & Javelin Holdings Limited, Lacrosse Holdings Limited, Hoop Payment Solution Services Ltd., or Morning Bliss Overseas Ltd., or any of their past or present Affiliates;
  • A defendant in any civil action or a claimant in any forfeiture action brought by the Department of Justice related to the violations alleged in this action, or any related action (or any of his or her Affiliates, assigns, heirs, distributees, spouses, parents, children, or controlled entities); or
  • A person who, as of the Bar Date, has been the subject of criminal charges related to the violations alleged in this action, or any related action (or any of his or her Affiliates, assigns, heirs, distributees, spouses, parents, children, or controlled entities).
  • A person who was flagged by Absolute Poker as having engaged in improper conduct.

Please be advised that receipt of this Notice does not indicate that you have been determined to be eligible to participate in the Petition for Remission process; if AFMLS determines at any time, before or after you submit a Petition, that you are not eligible for remission, your Petition will be denied.

IV. The Distribution Formula

The calculation formula to be used for the Petition for Remission process is based on players' last known account balance with Absolute Poker (the "Account Balance"). You may view your Account Balance through the online filing process at www.AbsolutePokerClaims.com. Once you log on using the Petition Number and Control Number set forth above, you can confirm the Account Balance listed or dispute the Account Balance and upload supporting documentation to substantiate your dispute.

If the forfeited funds available for distribution (the "Fund") equal or exceed the aggregate Account Balances for all eligible Petitioners, each eligible Petitioner with an approved petition will receive the entirety of his or her Account Balance or approved loss amount. If the aggregate Account Balances for all eligible Petitioners exceeds the Fund, payments will be made to eligible Petitioners on a pro rata basis.

Prior to the payment of funds to a Petitioner, GCG will provide the Petitioner’s Social Security or other Taxpayer Identification Number to the Government, in order to offset and collect any qualifying debts currently listed in the Treasury Offset Program Database.

V. Online Filing Deadline

ALL PETITIONS FOR REMISSION MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THE CASE WEBSITE AT WWW.ABSOLUTEPOKERCLAIMS.COM BY JUNE 9, 2017.

VI. Petition Determinations

GCG will email to each Petitioner a determination concerning his or her Petition. If a Petition is denied in whole or in part, GCG will state the reason for such denial and the Petitioner can appeal the ruling through the reconsideration process.

PLEASE BE SURE TO NOTIFY THE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR OF ANY CHANGES TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. YOU MAY CONTACT THE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR AT INFO@ABSOLUTEPOKERCLAIMS.COM OR CALL TOLL-FREE AT (855) 907-3254.

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE WWW.ABSOLUTEPOKERCLAIMS.COM FOR UPDATES
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:25 PM   #206
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

and they said I was a fish, pfft:

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Old 04-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #207
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

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I'm a US player who changed my address to a Canadian address in Oct 2011.

I e-mailed them 24 hours ago and just received an e-mail back with my claim number.

Address listed was the Canadian address I used.

My account balance looks accurate!

Things are looking up for ROW players. You guys should be hearing something soon.
+1, US to CAD. ~24hr response.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:17 PM   #208
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

Just did this and it had from what I can remember my same balance and if it's off by a few hundred I don't care.

Anyone know the time frame on getting this money? Also, I have moved since and changed my address on the site.. Is there anything else I will need to do?
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:02 PM   #209
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FWIW, I was a prop and my account balance on the filing site was exact to the penny. Hopefully they don't deduct any.

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Old 04-11-2017, 11:35 PM   #210
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

Gui gets the last laugh.
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:39 PM   #211
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

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first off, great news.

I had accounts at AP, UB, sunpoker, and bigchippoker, altho I only had a balance (~$700) on AP.
So you were a multi-accounter. What else inspires you to set up on 4 skins
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:01 AM   #212
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

Congrats guys. It's nice to rip off a perfect perfect in a big pot. In 4 days it will have been 6 years.... seems surreal. Looking forward to the sweat of the next 6 months and the opportunity to taste some of and hopefully all of this $$$ #grateful

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Old 04-12-2017, 12:20 AM   #213
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

Sweet, punched in my UB account. Found $25. Luckily my Absolute account had a lot more. Wish I could prove that I had more in it. But I'll take it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:21 AM   #214
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

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So you were a multi-accounter. What else inspires you to set up on 4 skins
You realize they offered separate signup and frequent reload bonuses on every skin back in those days right? I routinely switched between UB and AP and never once multi-accounted.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:38 AM   #215
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

+1 on:
UB account only
Got email (in spam folder, did triple take)
USA
Balance matched 4/16/2011 cashout request
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:52 AM   #216
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Hi Rich,

Thanks for everything. Any word on Canadian players yet?
We are seeking clarification on ROW players. It's been one of the main questions we've received.

I'll post here when we hear back.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:56 AM   #217
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Is there going to be a point in time that we need to send our banking details in seeing that the petition site states we will be paid out via ACH to our bank? It did not ask anyone at this current time for up to date banking information. Anyone have any information on this?
The site isn't requesting banking info for anyone. I assume they'll come back to you for it or will simply mail a check. If you prefer an ACH deposit, perhaps wait to submit until the site is updated with that capability (based on the FAQ, the intent is clearly for the site to have that capability).
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:32 AM   #218
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

I received two e-mails, one for AP and one for UB.

When I typed in the petition number and control number, it took me to a page populated with my old "street address" and "phone number". This info matches the account info I had listed with AP/UB in 2011. Am I supposed to just update this form so it has my current address and phone numbers? Or am I supposed to leave the info as is?

I figure I don't want to fumble at the 1-yd line here, so I wanted to check with others.

BTW, my balances for both accounts were correct down to the cent.

If you have a different current address than the one populated after you entered your petition/control numbers and you've filed your petition, it definitely would be helpful if you chime in.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:34 AM   #219
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

update it
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:28 AM   #220
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

Got an email which actually went straight to my junkmail. A friend of mine from work sent me the link and I sent him the free candy van back, thinking yeah right buddy. But lo and behold it is real and this is a very nice surprise indeed.

For those who didn't have balances on FTP who are considering disputing, it's worth reviewing the thread to decide whether you want to dispute or not. I actually disputed several thousand dollars, which I didn't get, but that dispute amount ended up being less than the interest I could have earned on my balance over four years of actually having the money (I got paid early last year).

Good luck everyone.
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:58 AM   #221
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Re: Absolute Poker / Ultimate Bet victim remission

To the ROW players/other players that didn't get an email from them orginially and filled out the form:

Did you get a reply from them on the OLD or the NEW email address you specified on the form?
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:35 AM   #222
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Im ROW And havent filled out the form yet, waiting on clarification on how it will work for ROW players etc. Also not 100% sure on my listed address back then, what should I do about that?
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:48 AM   #223
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Unreal work guys. Wrote this off a long time ago. I think my balance was correct but at this point I dont even care. Anything we get back is a huge win!
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:53 AM   #224
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I never received an email though, but when I did fill out with my username, email and last name it did have all my information


Any idea what kind of timeline we are looking at? If I recall, it wasnt too terribly long once it got to this point. I was also in the first batch though and did not have issues
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:22 AM   #225
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any idea how to find a screename? I know the email and last name. But cant find it =/
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