Originally Posted by dj11
Nothing I have seen here suggests there is or ever will be any compelling reason for any new incarnation of FT to pay back Americans. The situation is so obfuscated with innuendos, corruption and shell companies that I do expect years of finger pointing till no one gives a shit anymore.
From our POV (we the players) we loved the software. Many here think it is unsurpassed. If we ever see that software again, it will not say FullTilt on the table, and really it doesn't need to. The name is sullied now.
There was/is little if any value left in the FullTilt name, but huge potential with the software. Their patent for RUSH poker alone could have solved their problem if they would have licensed it out.
I will guess we won't ever even know who it is that bought in. Another shell company layer of more obfuscation and confusion, IMHO.
And ohhh how I hope I am wrong.
The problem with the current situation is that people are allowing their strong emotions over the fact that FT still owe them money to cloud their judgement. I am fairly confident that FT will be back, it will still be called Full Tilt and it will emerge as a much stronger company in many ways than it was before.
Yes FT have $50 of my money but I am mainly a recreational player and really $50 is neither here nor there to me, whereas I appreciate that a lot of your guys will have significant sums there. I am not too bothered whether my $50 comes back to me or not, as long as I can continue to participate in things like Iron Man, Challenges, Poker Academy, Fantasy WSOP and using software which is infinitely better than the cruddy iPoker thing that I am using at the moment.
At least I don't have a government stopping me from participating in online poker, so it's not all bad news for me.