The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a clarification to its position on automated rebuys and top up features in online poker software—the UKGC now says that such features are not banned by the technical standards rules.
UK Regulator Clarifies: Auto-Rebuy Not Forbidden

Rebuys and top-ups may now not be removed from Full Tilt and PokerStars clients when they launch on November 1.

It is now understood to have affected as many as 29 countries, with a focus on smaller Asian markets.
29 Markets Affected in Rational Group Market Withdrawal

19 countries now shut for real money gambling, with 10 more where even play money is blocked.

Full Tilt plans to make no reduction to the VIP program for UK players—“you will continue to have access to all games and offers available at Full Tilt,” it reads.
UK Online Poker: Full Tilt, Unibet Won’t Cut Rewards, Carbon Withdraws

Two major operators have indicated VIP programs will stay the same when the new UK licensing regime comes into effect next week.

Hansen was set to play his pro counterpart Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in a three-game high stakes match, with the winner receiving $50k from the loser.
Gus Hansen a No Show at HU Showdown

PokerStars pro Jake Cody steps in to play the heads up spectacle with Viktor “Isildur” Blom on Full Tilt Poker.

For the launch, Full Tilt’s has created an exclusive casino space with three blackjack tables and one roulette table.
Full Tilt Launches Live Dealer Online Casino

Blackjack and Roulette available in Full Tilt-branded live casino based in Latvia.

Today is the last day for former US-based Full Tilt players to file a petition to be reimbursed for money on account when the site close down in 2011.
Last Day To File For Full Tilt Money

No additional petitions will be accepted after September 3, warns Garden City Group.

While big organizations such as the WSOP are guided by corporate giving campaigns, poker players themselves have begun taking the reins on recent altruism efforts in poker.
Poker Players Setting an Example for Charitable Giving

Charitable donations catching on in the poker world.

Full Tilt has organized a showdown between its two top Team Pros, Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1”Blom.
Viktor Blom vs Gus Hansen in Heads Up Showdown on Full Tilt

There is more than just money on the line.

CEO David Baazov contends that the addition of new customers that will be acquired via Amaya’s expansion into online casino and sports books will help increase liquidity for the company’s online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
Why Amaya Thinks Casino and Sportsbook Will Benefit Poker Players

Casino will come to PokerStars in Spain and Italy this year.

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) regulatory approval could be imminent and a tentative launch date of October 1, for both PokerStars and Full Tilt, has been planned—according to Jennifer Newell at NJPokerOnline.
PokerStars & Full Tilt May Launch in New Jersey in October

Unconfirmed sources report that regulatory approvals could be in place for an October 1 launch date.

Former US players that lost money when Full Tilt Poker closed down in 2011 have until Wednesday September 3, 2014 to request reimbursement from the US government.
Last Call to Claim Full Tilt Poker Money

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The day after Full Tilt added $50 buy in tournaments to its Jackpot Sit & Gos, the top prize of $100k has been hit.
Players Chop the First Full Tilt Jackpot Sit & Go $100,000 Payout

A stress saving “make a deal” option gave the top two finishers $45,000 each.

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