Just days after the Alderney Gambling Control Commission suspended Full Tilt Poker online gambling license, France’s gambling regulator, ARJEL, has done the same. Now, players in France will no longer be able to access the .fr domain for Full Tilt Poker.
ARJEL made the ruling after requesting that Full Tilt Poker prove that it had sufficient funds to pay out all French players. After failing to do so, Full Tilt Poker’s license was suspended by the French gaming regulator.
This is yet another huge blow to the once popular online poker website. For just over a week, the site has been suspended in other locations around the world, such as Canada and the United Kingdom. Now, Full Tilt Poker continues to lose players from different countries.
ARJEL has made no indication as to how long the suspension will last, but noted that players would not be able to access the site for the time being. In the meantime, analysts believe that players from Full Tilt Poker will continue to migrate over to Poker Stars. Although the competitor was also implicated in the Black Friday indictments, Poker Stars has made good on its promise to refund players. As such, the site has been allowed to continue its operations, picking up former FTP players along the way.