Yesterday was the day that thousands of American based poker players have been waiting for. It may have taken 1,054 days but a good portion of those players were yesterday re-united with their Full Tilt Poker funds which had been owed to them since the Department of Justice in the USA had frozen the sites accounts under its former ownership.
That day was called Black Friday and rather ironically the funds were also processed on Friday yesterday leading to players adopting the name Green Friday.
The fact the players are getting anything at all back is down to PokerStars. The world’s largest online poker site bought Full Tilt Poker and agreed to pay back each of the players that were owed money from the former ownership. The rest of the world players got their money fairly quickly but as the money for American players had to go through the Department of Justice it has taken three years.
Dan “Jungleman” Cates is thought to have one of the largest amounts owed and he is among the first wave of repayments. He took to Twitter along with many others to air his relief at the fact his money will be soon be hitting his bank account.
I MUST be dreaming. I got the wire for my FT balance. #Gardencity
— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) February 28, 2014
— Eric Crain (@EricCrain) February 28, 2014
Long time coming! Congrats to everyone getting their full tilt money back. Going to be a great wknd! #greenfriday
— Jared Tendler (@jaredtendler) February 28, 2014
FTP cash in account this am. Not a ton compared to others but found money is best money #greenfriday
— Big Man (@bwoodspoker) February 28, 2014
— Josh Brikis (@JBrikis) February 28, 2014
Just got my FTP remission email from GCG saying it will be paid within the next 7 days. Also confirmed amount. #GreenFriday
— Brent (@ITRIED2WARNU) February 25, 2014
@bradyaustin damn finally
— JP (@JSREWOP) February 28, 2014
There has been a lot of outpouring of love for PokerStars who were the ones to make this happen and the site were quick to show their appreciation for all the tweets of thanks through Lee Jones.
— Lee Jones (@leehjones) February 28, 2014