The Full Tilt Poker remission process is now in its second stage, with the application period having come to a close, and the Garden City Group making a very comforting announcement to players who filed a remission petition.
In this week’s column we’ll take a look at the FTP remission process as well as update you on the Party Poker Premier League roster, detail PokerStars' new agreement with the player verification company Jumio and a whole lot more.
The Party Poker Premier league VII is nearly upon us, and we now know the identities of 10 of the players from the 16-man roster.
The latest three, Daniel Cates, Greg Merson and Dan Shak were added to the list of Premier League VII players this past week and all three bring strong resumes to the table.
Shak is the defending Premier League Champion, Cates is an online legend and considered one of the best NLHE players in the game, and Merson was the 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion.
The Premier League is sponsored by bwin and Party Poker and will take place at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal beginning on November 20th.
Here is a look at the full list of participants that we know of so far:
* Tony G
* Antonio Esfandiari
* Phil Laak
* Jeff Gross
* Vanessa Selbst
* Jonathan Duhamel
* Dan Shak
* Greg Merson
* Daniel Cates
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This week PokerStars announced it has signed a deal with Jumio, a real-time customer identification company that will assist PokerStars in player verification checks.
With the help of Jumio, players at PokerStars will now be able to verify their identity in a matter of minutes, with options ranging from scanning and uploading the documents to simply showing them through their webcam.
"Jumio offers a new and unique approach in the identity verification market… PokerStars' commitment to safety and security is second to none. This innovative new feature will allow us to provide better and faster service to our customers, while maintaining very high security standards," said Richard Bregazzi, Senior Verifications Manager at PokerStars.
"… Our ID credentials validation service not only provides a great customer experience and helps identify underage players and cybercriminals, but it also helps PokerStars manage the cost and the logistics required to manually verify customer identity documents," said Bjorn Evers, Director at Jumio.
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The Garden City Group (GCG) has announced the end of the Full Tilt poker remission filing period for US players. In addition to ending the filing period the GCG also made the following announcements on their official Full Tilt Poker Claims website:
* Affiliates and “Pros” will receive an extension to file their remission claims.
* Players who have already filed a claim and are approved by the GCG will receive their refund no later than March 31, 2014.
By the time it is all said and done, US players will have waited nearly three years to receive their FTP funds, but the announcement of a precise date will likely come as a great relief, especially to players waiting to reclaim their large FTP account balances.
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From now until December 18 anyone who deposits €25 or more at Switch Poker will find themselves eligible to win one of two Android tablets from the site.
Both new and existing players are eligible to take part in the promotion –New players must enter the code FREETAB during the signup process, and current players will need to deposit and then e-mail Switch Poker support to opt-in.
Here is a look at the two tablets being given away, and what requirements a player will need to reach to earn one:
* Novo7 Fire tablet: To earn a free Novo7 Fire tablet, valued at €100, you’ll need to collect 25,000 Switch Poker Points (SPP’s).
* Samsung Galaxy Tab 3: If you can amass at least 67,000 SPP’s you’ll be rewarded with the Samsung Tab 3, valued at €300.
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