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Popular Internet Poker Site Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

July 14, 2011
Colson Hicks Eidson

The popular online poker site Full Tilt Poker.com allegedly failed to payback account balances to poker players in the United States. Four players have now filed a class action lawsuit against the site in the Southern District Court in New York. The plaintiffs’ class action lawyer seeks the return of players’ account balances as well as damages under the RICO statute, according to a report by internet-poker.co.uk.

According to the class action complaint, the four plaintiffs represent all Full Tilt poker players in the United States. They allege that the site refused to refund players’ deposits, failed to reimburse players for the value of their accounts and did not allow players to access their own accounts. According to the complaint, there is approximately $150 million in players’ accounts, which they cannot access.

The lawsuit could possibly name up to 100 more defendants. The public knows very little about the inner-workings of the popular Internet poker site. A professional poker player also sued Full Tilt Poker.com for not paying its players. However, he recently dropped his suit because he thinks the site will take the necessary steps to pay its players.

This past April, the U.S. Justice Department indicted some Full Tilt Poker.com executives for bank fraud and operating illegal gambling operations. The indictments are part of a larger crackdown on Internet gambling sites.

Colson Hicks Eidson – Florida class action attorneys