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PokerStars Settles $731 Million Suit With Justice Department, Acquires Full Tilt Poker
2012-08-01 11:19:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world´s largest online poker company has agreed to pay more than $730 million in a settlement of a US government investigation charging the company used fraudulent methods to process payments and evade US restrictions on Internet gambling, according to officials involved in the case. A federal judge approved the $731 million settlement, which will be paid up by British-gambling firm PokerStars. In the settlement, the US...

2010-10-14 13:00:00

DUBLIN, October 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker is proud to announce the latest addition to its roster of poker ambassadors - top tennis star James Blake, who recently signed as a Friend of Full Tilt. James has led the US Davis Cup team since being selected in 2001, with a record of 20 wins and just nine losses. His greatest success with the US team came in 2007, when the US defeated Russia 4-1 in the Davis Cup final with James winning both of his matches. Since turning...

2010-07-07 05:01:00

DUBLIN, July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Seed Earns $500,000 and Title of "Champion of Champions" Full Tilt Poker pro Huck Seed won the Tournament of Champions at the 2010 World Series of Poker. The four-time WSOP bracelet winner scooped the first prize of $500,000, edging out Team Full Tilt's Howard Lederer for the top prize. The Tournament of Champions made a return to the WSOP following a three-year absence. The public were invited to vote for their favorite WSOP bracelet...

2009-08-13 05:50:00

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker has teamed up with Don Cheadle to raise funds for Ante up For Africa as part of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XIII (FTOPS XIII). Players can sign up to the special FTOPS - Ante Up For Africa charity tournament at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/full-tilt-online-poker-series/ante-up-for-africa and Full Tilt Poker will donate the entire US$20 entry fee from every buy-in to help ease the humanitarian crisis in Darfur....

2009-08-07 14:56:00

DUBLIN, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Topel will play for $1 million this Saturday at 9:00 PM ET on NBC's Face The Ace after beating two FullTiltPoker.net pros on last week's episode. Don qualified to compete on the poker game show by winning a series of online qualifiers on FullTiltPoker.net. Face the Ace, hosted by The Sopranos star Steve Schirripa, gives players the chance to challenge up to three FullTiltPoker.net pros on national TV. Contestants that defeat three poker pros in a...

2009-07-15 16:42:00

DUBLIN, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker announced today that it will attempt to break the official Guinness World Record(TM) for Largest Online Poker Tournament by attracting more than 35,000 players to the table on July 19th at 15:05ET. The Record Breaker tournament was unveiled as the finale to FIVE, http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/five - a week of events and promotions honoring the fifth birthday of Full Tilt Poker. Team Full Tilt members and WSOP bracelet winners Howard...

2009-07-13 04:08:00

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Five years ago, Full Tilt Poker began with one goal: to provide the best online poker experience in the world. In those five years, Full Tilt Poker has achieved and expanded on the vision to provide a community where poker enthusiasts can Learn, Chat and Play with the Pros, win big and improve their games. Players from across the globe can celebrate Full Tilt Poker's FIVE by competing at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/five for more than US$1...

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