Full Tilt Poker Dismisses Poker Bot Lawsuit As 'Frivolous'October 13, 2009 11:22 am
Full Tilt Poker has had lawsuits filed against it recently from disgruntled employees claiming to have been short changed. There is, for instance, Clonie Gowan who claimed she was offered a 1% stake in the company that was not honoured and so sought damages of $40 million or 1% of the $4 billion valuation of the company. Then there was Jason Newitt who filed an unfair dismissal case and claimed that ‘his distribution payments were unfairly ceased.’
At the beginning of this month Full Tilt Poker had yet another law suit filed against them in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, this time by two players who had $80,000 confiscated from their online poker account having been accused of using poker bots and multi-accounting.
Today Full Tilt Poker decided to release an official statement giving their version of events related to the lawsuit brought to them by Lary Kennedy and Greg Omotoy. It reads:
“Full Tilt Poker has been made aware of the recent filing of a baseless lawsuit by former Full Tilt Poker customers – Ms. Lary Kennedy and Mr. Greg Omotoy. Both of these player accounts were appropriately terminated for multiple violations of the express terms and conditions governing fair and lawful play in the Full Tilt Poker online virtual cardroom, including their own admissions of using multiple accounts.”
The statement from Full Tilt Poker then proceeds to dimiss the case brought against them as ‘frivolous’ and having no ‘merit’ and draws attention to the lack of cooperation received from the claimants during the poker site’s investigation.
Full Tilt Poker then rebuffed allegations of their operating poker ‘bots’on the site as false, and went on to describe how they do their utmost to ensure the site remained free of ‘prohibited automated systems.’ The statement read:”To the extent either of these claimants indeed used such prohibited “bots” in violation of all applicable rules, such impermissible use by the claimants was without the knowledge of Full Tilt Poker. When fraud, collusion, and cheating of any kind is uncovered, Full Tilt Poker investigates extensively, and then acts accordingly and appropriately, as was the case involving these claimants.”
The statement then ends by reiterating the sites continued commitment to customer service, fair gaming and its expectation the defendants will compensate Full Tilt Poker for “any harm that may arise out of their false allegations, and for the wrongful institution of these bad faith legal proceedings.”