Tiltware Blasts Phil Ivey As Sanctimonious

A day after Phil Ivey dropped a bombshell by announcing he was boycotting the 2011 WSOP and suing Tiltware, the company has hit back with a statement of their own condemning Ivey’s actions.
Phil Ivey was apparently dismayed that his reputation had been severely tarnished by Full Tilt’s slow response in reimbursing US player’s funds at the site.
Some of the recent posts appearing on the poker forums demonstrated an increasing frustration towards Full Tilt by disgruntled fans, many of whom believed Full Tilt pros shouldn’t play at the WSOP until payment to US players were honoured.
Hearing their anguish, Phil Ivey then filed suit against Full Tilt Poker’s parent company Tiltware, claiming that the company had irreparably damaged his reputation.
In addition, Ivey announced that he believed his covenant with Tiltware to not endorse any other businesses in competition with the site was now void and that he would also be seeking damages of more than $150 million, the amount owed to Full Tilt Poker’s US customers.
Despite his apparently principled stance, Tiltware then decided to question Ivey’s motives and hit back with a public statement of their own. As the company states:
“In an effort to further enrich himself at the expense of others, Mr. Ivey appears to have timed his lawsuit to thwart pending deals with several parties that would put money back in players’ pockets. In fact, Mr. Ivey has been invited — and has declined — to take actions that could assist the company in these efforts, including paying back a large sum of money he owes the site.”
“Tiltware doubts Mr. Ivey’s frivolous and self-serving lawsuit will ever get to court. But if it does, the company looks forward to presenting facts demonstrating that Mr. Ivey is putting his own narrow financial interests ahead of the players he professes to help.”
However, in spite of Tiltware’s claims, it would seem that the longer the company delays in repaying US customers their funds, the less likely they are to receive any public support for their claims.

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