Poker Pros Comment On Full Tilt Deal

Poker Pros Comment On Full Tilt DealFor the past 15 months, Full Tilt Poker customers have been on tenterhooks with $390 million of their money stuck on the site and with no way of truly knowing if they would ever be reunited with their cash again. Thankfully, they can now rest assured they will be reimbursed the full amount owed following news of the $713 million deal struck between the US Department of Justice and PokerStars. Not surprisingly, the poker community is now buzzing with the exciting news, and here are some of the reactions from the players:
Todd Terry
“All thank yous should be directed to Preet Bharara and the DoJ. They’re basically distributing $ they could keep to FTP’s victims.”
Chris Moorman
“FTP is COMING BACK!!! Is it weird that I’m more excited about playing the $75 6 max again than the 6 figures+ I’m going to get back?!”
Shane Schleger
“Really blown away and impressed that Stars pulled this off. #proud #speechless”
Eric Baldwin
“Stars should bail everyone out ‘with interest’. Would cost relatively little right now and would bump #hero status to #superhero”
Blair Hinkle
“I’d have to say that this feels a lot better than any other tournament I’ve won.”
David Williams
“Once again PokerStars has made me proud to represent them.”
Dan O’Brien
“PokerStars didn’t do this as an act of charity. It’s a calculated business decision designed to profit. And guess what? That’s a great thing.”
Phil Galfond
“Props to @PokerStars for handling the last 16 months w/ extreme professionalism. Bailing us all out now is an obscenely large cherry on top.”
Mark Gahagan
“Stars pretty much won the online poker business game with this. The goodwill they bought for $750 million will likely translate to billions.”
Dale Philip
“For the first time since I joined twitter and started following poker players, every single tweet in my timeline is positive :-).”
Adam Levy
“I’m expecting @Shaundeeb to retweet the PS/FTP news some time around Thursday.”
Dan Fleyshman
RT @DanFleyshman: @junglemandan Dear Daniel, WAAAAAAAKE UP, you’re multi-million dollar nightmare is over!!!
Pius Heinz
“WORD! Such a great day for all poker players out there… I am so happy!”

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