More Pay-Outs For Absolute Poker Players (Update)

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Apr 13, 2018

It’s taking ages, but Garden City has announced that a third round of payments has been approved by federal government officials

The cheating and shuttering scandal surrounding the now defunct Absolute Poker network (see previous InfoPowa reports) took place many years ago,, but players are still being compensated, with the third round of payments imminent, according to disbursement agency Garden City Group.

In a statement this week the company advised that a third round of payments has been authorised by the federal government in respect of Absolute and online sister UltimateBet (also now defunct) players.

Garden City advises ever-patient punters still expecting to be made good that the new round of payments is relatively small at $1.08 million, but that it will clean the slate for around 450 players.

“Payments will be made via electronic ACH to petitioners residing in the United States and via foreign currency check to petitioners residing outside of the United States,” Garden City advised. “In cases where a foreign currency check cannot be issued, the payment will be made via USD check or foreign currency wire depending on the petitioners country of residence.”

Players on the list will receive emails from Garden City, but are urged to regularly check the organisation’s website for updates anyway.

Thus far the Garden City remission process has seen the disbursement of $37.2 million to thousands of players, to which will be added the current $1.08 million.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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