In the United States, online poker seems to have totally gone, but you don’t need to be disappointed as it has brought some luck for you. You may have a job in hand if you are qualified enough as the U.S. government is looking for personnel who can take on the gigantic task of returning millions of dollars to Full Tilt Poker customers
A notification for a Claims Administrator, an administrator to handle the Full Tilt case has been posted on the website for the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) of the Southern District of New York. This is a great opportunity for the players as they would be fortunate to assist the government, the “enemy” responsible for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006 and Black Friday of 2011. The job is very interesting because the administrator would be responsible for all but helping the fellow online poker players to bring some sort of closure to the whole Full-Tilt-stole-player-funds mess.
The job is not for an independent contractor, but the U.S. government is looking for a Claims Administrator who “will design and execute a process to solicit, receive and evaluate claims, and to process payments, for losses incurred by U.S. victims” of Full Tilt Poker. The U.S. government also estimates that there are around 1.3 million players to be paid by Full Tilt Poker, with $159 million waiting to be distributed.
“In so doing,” job notification reads, “the Claims Administrator will obtain and evaluate information, such as financial transaction records, from claimants, and analyze information contained in user account records provided in database and other format by Full Tilt Poker.”
Applicants have been asked to furnish the detail of relevant experience they have, their qualifications, and previous claims administration experience. Additionally, applicants are also required to reveal all the contacts they or their any relatives have had with PokerStars, Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker, or any other gambling company. They must also disclose any possible conflicts of interest involved with online gambling companies.
The U.S. customers of Full Tilt are getting their payments because the U.S. government and the PokerStars agreed upon a deal of settlement on July 31st, 2012. According to the settlement deal, PokerStars has agreed to pay the United States a penalty of $547 million and also acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker. The entire amount will be divided between U.S. and non-U.S. customers. The non-U.S. customers will receive the $184 million, while PokerStars make $731 million. According to the reports, PokerStars has already made the first of three required payments i.e. $255 million to the United States.
However, the details on how the remission process will take place have not been revealed by the government. Full Tilt’s U.S. customers, however, will need to go through the U.S. government to receive their funds.