Woohoo! Finally time to get some of that cash back.
Now, how long do we have to wait?
In case you haven’t heard, the Garden City Group, the administrators for returning Full Tilt Poker money back to U.S. players, has finally started the petition process at Full Tilt Poker Claims.
I filled mine out yesterday to get my little nugget back. Unfortunately, it’s about 10 percent of the money I had on World Poker Exchange that disappeared into the ether, but at least it’s something.
The process was easy enough – verify some info, put in the bank account, check to make sure the amount was correct (it was). What’s unclear is how long it will be before the money comes in, and if it will be for the full amount.
The process closes in November, though I don’t think that necessarily means the virtual checks will immediately come in. It’s sad, but likely true, that me getting my full nut is dependent on some people not filing claims. After the administrators, lawyers, Justice Department and anyone else with their hands out get their cut, I don’t think they would have enough left over to pay 100 percent of balances. But I suspect some people are either unaware of the process (that is one really short window, is it not?) or have such small balances they don’t plan to fool with it.