Latest News

ARJEL Suspends Full Tilt Poker French License

Jul 5, 2011
Author: Steven Lock
ARJEL Suspends Full Tilt Poker French License

 Full Tilt Poker remains offline as of Tuesday, with both positive and negative news continuing to come out about the state of the company.

Perhaps the worst news came from France, where Full Tilt Poker was operating a licensed site for French Players (FullTiltPoker.fr). The French gambling agency, ARJEL, has decided to temporarily suspend Full Tilt’s license to operate in the country. ARJEL made the decision after players were unable to reach the site for real money play.

The inability for Full Tilt to operate their site comes on the heels of having their gaming license pulled by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission last week. Since losing their license, the Full Tilt Poker servers have been unavailable to players around the world, and players have not been able to deposit or withdraw money from their accounts.

However, there was some good news for the troubled poker site. Last week, not long after losing their gaming license, it was reported that a group of unnamed European investors had come forward with an offer to purchase Full Tilt Poker. While details remain unclear, it seems as though the new investment would help allow Full Tilt Poker to repay their American players – something they’ve been trying to do ever since the Black Friday events of April 15.

In addition, the AGCC said Sunday that they have been in discussions with Full Tilt Poker and an unnamed third party. The goal of the talks is to help allow FTP to reopen their site and resume full service for their players. It is unclear when Full Tilt would be able to reopen; speculation has ranged from a reopening occurring later this week to the possibility of an outage that could last for months – with little evidence being put forward for any theory.

Online Poker News Monthly Archive
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 0
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 2007
January
February
March
April
May
June July August September October November December
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 2008
January February March April May June July August September October November December
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 2009
January February March April May June July August September October November December
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 2010
January February March
April
May
June July August September October November December
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 2011
January February March April May June July August September October November December
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 2012
January February March April May June July August
September
October November December
MONTHLY ARCHIVE - 2013
January February March April May June July August
September
October
November
December

Newsletter Signup - Get 10 free poker tips as well as our newsletter July 31, 2014

GO