First lets all let out a big "OK, finally" in response to the end of the FTP debacle.
If that is not enough celebration for you, please continue to post in the Legislation threads or the NVG threads. And I do not mean that sarcastically; the poker community has been through an awful 14 months since BF and the settlement today is finally some good news for all of us. Celebrating in whatever way is clearly called for, and all the "yahoo" "hoorays" and
s are the least to do.
Amidst all the celebration, however, some serious questions remain to be answered, especially questions concerning just when and how US players will be able to get their money.
The PPA hopes to be able to answer those questions, although most cannot be answered at this time. But answering those questions in the other big threads would probably be a misuse of time as every answer will likely be followed with dozens of posts about something else until the answer is inevitably lost and inevitably asked again.
So I created this thread instead.
Please feel free to post all your questions regarding remission and the return of your funds in this thread and I will attempt to answer them as best I am able. Some questions will not have answers at this time as the whole process is still unfolding and much of it has yet to be specifically determined.
More importantly, I want everyone to be aware that the PPA is working hard to help make this process as easy as possible. Soon there will be a dedicated page at the PPA web site which will be devoted to nothing but helping players get through the remission process and secure the return of their funds. As soon as that page is up I will provide the link in this thread and that link will be the central place to go to get the information you will need.
Until then, ask what you will, I will answer what I can, and above all, REMAIN CALM. The DOJ would not go through all the trouble of creating this process if it intended to screw you. If that was its intent it would have just kept the money and skipped the remission process. Still, government does often have a way of making things more difficult than they otherwise might need to be. Be assured the PPA will work to both help keep the process easy and to assist everyone in going through the process.