Stiffed Poker Players Can Apply For Recompense

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated May 18, 2017

Relief for Absolute and UltimateBet players at last

The long running saga that saw Absolute Poker and UltimateBet players victims of the Black Friday clamp down appears to be making some progress with a press statement from Garden City Group advising it will accept remission claims.

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has retained the Garden City Group (GCG), who facilitated around US$118 million in repayments to Full Tilt players, to oversee a process for compensating eligible victims who were unable to withdraw their funds after the 2011 crackdown.

Remaining funds from the Full Tilt Claims process will reportedly be used to refund Absolute Poker victims, the statement reads.

The full press release can be read here: and the dedicated website for Absolute Poker Claims can be accessed here:

Absolute Poker players have until June 9, 2017 to submit a petition for remission.

Past or present employee’s, affiliates, shareholders officer’s or director’s, of Absolute Poker are not eligible for inclusion in the process.

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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