BREAKING NEWS: Groupe Bernard Tapie closes deal with DoJ – Full Tilt sale on its way!
It looks like its finally going to happen. After weeks of negotiating it seems that Groupe Bernand Tapie and the United States Department of Justice came to a deal that allows Full Tilt Poker to be sold to the French company. If 2/3 of the shareholders of Full Tilt agree to the take over of the company, all players worldwide will get their FTP money back!
Full Tilt owner Ray Bitar has sent out an e-mail this morning:
I am pleased to announce that today the Department of Justice and Groupe Bernard Tapie have reached an agreement in principle regarding the acquisition of the companies comprising FullTiltPoker. My understanding is the deal provides that in exchange for an agreed upon payment by GBT, and a GBT commitment to assume responsibility for payment of ROW players, DoJ will reimburse US players and settle the outstanding civil litigation with the companies comprising FTP. Beyond these conditions, issues like the time frame and process for repayment of players remain unclear at this point and time.
With DoJ’s consent now in hand, GBT may now proceed to finalize an agreement to acquire the companies or assets that comprise FTP. That agreement will very likely address the status of your shares or interests in the successor company. When I receive that agreement, I will coordinate with our attorneys to ensure the terms of that proposed agreement will be shared with the membership and voted on.
There is more over at Subject:Poker.