Published On: Sun, Feb 5th, 2012

FTP opens to European players March

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Full Tilt Poker will be up and running to European Players in March according to the investment company taking over the once great poker site. Also to confirm Laurent Tapie the Managing Director of Group Bernard Tapie (BGT), the French investment company his company are still very much on track to take over FTP, denying reports of an issue with Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson – who is a large Full Tilt shareholder -and was threatening to block the deal.

Tapie said: “This is totally false. “Chris Ferguson has no problem with regard to the completion of the takeover agreement, which is now imminent.

“Even if Chris Ferguson wanted to oppose it, he would not be able to because the agreement has already been validated.”

FTP Opening March claim

It was claimed last week that Ferguson – who it said had banked around $60million from Full Tilt Poker in recent years – was demanding $14.3 million, as he used to cover the site’s operating expenses after Black Friday last year.

The Full Tilt takeover is expected to go through by early March and the BGT is currently in negotiations with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) to its gambling licence re-activated. However Mr Tapie did previously claim that FTP would be up and running by January, so we will see if this is the real deal.

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Full Tilt have been shut to US players since Black Friday – April 15 2011 and Full Tilt has also been down for UK players since June 29.

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