It seems like things are going from bad to worse for online poker website Full Tilt Poker. The website recently had its license suspended by the Alderney Gaming Control Comission, and is now facing a class-action lawsuit launched by professional poker play Todd Terry.
According to EGR Magazine, Terry has launched the lawsuit on behalf of American online poker players. They have bared the brunt of Full Tilt Poker’s legal issue for months now, waiting for millions of dollars worth of refunds. Still, Full Tilt Poker has refused to act, and Terry believes that something should be done.
Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Full Tilt’s co-founders, in addition to some members of the website’s professional poker team. Phil Ivey, who recently dropped his own lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker, has also been named as a defendant, as the poker pro has a 5% stake in the online poker company. Over 100 other unnamed indviduals have also been implicated in the lawsuit.
Full Tilt Poker’s scandal is beginning to grow and expand, as more players begin to become frustrated with the way the website has handled its Black Friday indictment. American poker players have been waiting months for refunds, and players from the UK and Canada are now beginning to wonder if they will ever see their precious winnings. They may take a cue from the Americans and launch their own lawsuit, but it is too early to tell.