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The Rise and Fall of Full Tilt Poker: How FTP Shaped the Online Poker Industry
The Rise and Fall of Full Tilt Poker: How FTP Shaped the Online Poker Industry

While the web client still remains, the apps are gone and the brand all but sunset—pokerfuse takes a look back at the trend-setting yet deeply-troubled online poker room.


Bitar Ordered to Forfeit Assets
Bitar Ordered to Forfeit Assets

The US government detailed a list of assets sought from Full Tilt Poker founder Ray Bitar in a forfeiture order filed…


Checking Around
Checking Around

Each week, the exclusive PRO column summarizes the most important threads in online poker forums, so you can stay on top of what’s being discussed. Troll free, guaranteed.


Bitar Avoids Further Jail Time, Forfeits $40m
Bitar Avoids Further Jail Time, Forfeits $40m

In a New York courthouse Monday, Ray Bitar plead guilty via a live video stream from California to charges of fraud and…


Under the Gun
Under the Gun

The week ahead in the online gaming industry.


Continuance Granted in Bitar Case
Continuance Granted in Bitar Case

Ongoing pre-trial hearings in the “Black Friday” criminal case against former Full Tilt CEO Ray Bitar have…


Ray Bitar to be Released on Bail
Ray Bitar to be Released on Bail

$2.5m bail agreement reached • Bitar to return to California in the next 48 hours.


Inside the Indictment: The Damning Case Against Ray Bitar and Nelson Burtnick
Inside the Indictment: The Damning Case Against Ray Bitar and Nelson Burtnick

The new indictment unsealed this week reveals the depth of fraudulent activity to deceive its players and regulator—right until the end.


Bitar Pleads Not Guilty, $2.4m Bail Set
Bitar Pleads Not Guilty, $2.4m Bail Set

Bitar awarded bail but unable to raise the required amount he remains in custody.


Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Surrenders
Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Surrenders

Multiple sources have confirmed that Ray Bitar—“the principal decision-maker for Full Tilt Poker”—has surrendered…


Federal Prosecutors to Seize Home of Full Tilt Poker Founder
Federal Prosecutors to Seize Home of Full Tilt Poker Founder

Feds are targeting four homes associated with FTP founder Ray Bitar.