Full Tilt Hearings Closed to the Public
Full Tilt Poker’s upcoming hearing before the Alderney Gambling Control Commission will be held behind closed doors, according to a recent report. The public will receive all of its information second hand once the proceedings get underway on September 19. This decision was made on the request of Full Tilt, who feel that privacy during their rough patch is of the utmost importance.
“I am pleased,” said AGCC Executive Director Andre Wilsenach, “that the FTP hearing will continue as scheduled, as was argued on my behalf. However, I am disappointed with the tribunal’s decision that, notwithstanding my arguments to the contrary, the hearing will be held in private. I believe the public has a right to know the reasoning behind the decisions to suspend FTP’s licences and call a hearing, and to hear the evidence that will be put forward on my behalf. It is my understanding that the tribunal conducted a difficult balancing exercise of the interests of the various parties, taking into account the legal arguments for and against further postponing the hearing, and for and against allowing the public to attend the proceedings.”
The above comments come courtesy of iGaming Business, who reprinted a portion of Wilsenach’s statement earlier today.
For now, players and advertisers remain out in the cold. Full Tilt currently owes a great deal of money to its former users, and their media partners have been actively seeking a way to file recovery claims. With both the Alderney hearing and a possible purchase on the horizon, the future for the current management team at Full Tilt is fairly bleak. No matter the final decisions, it is likely that the company will not relaunch with its current leadership at the helm.
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