Phil Ivey Processa a Tiltware!
Muito de vós já devem de andar a par com a situação em que se encontram os jogadores norte-americanos na Full tilt Poker desde a "Black Friday", que não podem jogar nem efectuar levantamentos, a situação está neste momento a começar a ser resolvida pois o governo norte-americano já está a descongelar as contas bancárias da Full Tilt para que os jogadores norte-americanos possam receber os seus fundos!
Mas para surpresa de todos no passado dia 1 de Junho de 2011 o jogador profissional de poker patrocinado pela Full Tilt Phil Ivey vem a público com um processo criminal instaurado contra a Tiltware pelos danos na sua reputação com todo este processo. E por este motivo e por solidariedade com os outros jogadores profissionais de poker que se encontram em situação muito complicada afirma que não irá jogar no WSOP 2011!
Declaração Oficial de Phil Ivey ( em inglês):
"For many years, I have been proud to call myself a poker player. This great sport has taken me to places I only imagined going and I have been blessed with much success. It is therefore with deep regret that I believe I am compelled to release the following statement.
I am deeply disappointed and embarrassed that Full Tilt players have not been paid money they are owed. I am equally embarrassed that as a result many players cannot compete in tournaments and have suffered economic harm. I am not playing in the World Series of Poker as I do not believe it is fair that I compete when others cannot. I am doing everything I can to seek a solution to the problem as quickly as possible.
My name and reputation have been dragged through the mud, through the inactivity and indecision of others and on behalf of all poker players I refuse to remain silent any longer. I have electronically filed a lawsuit against Tiltware related to the unsettled player accounts. As I am sure the public can imagine, this was not an easy decision for me.
I whole heartedly refuse to accept non-action as to repayment of players funds and I am angered that people who have supported me throughout my career have been treated so poorly.
I sincerely hope this statement will ignite those capable of resolving the problems into immediate action and would like to clarify that until a solution is reached that cements the security of all players, both US and International, I will, as I have for the last six weeks, dedicate the entirety of my time and efforts to finding a solution for those who have been wronged by the painfully slow process of repayment."
No dia 2 de Junho de 2011 a A Tiltware responde às declarações de Phil Ivey em que afirma que acções de Ivey são egoístas e que em vez de estar a ajudar os outros jogadores norte-americanos só os está a prejudicar e a dificultar o processo de receberem os seus fundos.
Declaração Oficial da Tiltware ( em inglês):
Contrary to his sanctimonious public statements, Phil Ivey's meritless lawsuit is about helping just one player – himself. 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.