Last month, a class action lawsuit was launched against Full Tilt Poker on behalf of American poker players unable to withdraw their funds. Poker players from Canada and other countries around the world were left out of the lawsuit, but now two Canadians have launched their own class-action lawsuit against the infamous online poker room.
Zayn Jetha and Donald Whelan have acted on behalf of Canadian and international poker players, filing a lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker in order to recover lost funds. Since the website was shut down in April, players from around the world have not been able to withdraw their funds and these two individuals believe it is about time that they receive their money.
Named in the lawsuit are Raymond Bitar and Nelson Burtnick, founders of Full Tilt Poker and the two men who have been indicted on fraud and money laundering charges. Unlike the previous lawsuit, no Team Full Tilt members have been name, aside from Howard Lederer. Over 25 other associated companies have also been named.
As it stands, Full Tilt Poker currently owes upwards of $1.5 million to players from around the world. The company has not made refunding players a priority, and players have decided that it is time to take action against Full Tilt in order to recover their funds.
Full Tilt Poker continues to remain silent on the issue and has yet to make a statement regarding the situation. We will keep you updated as the story develops.