Rumours have been flying around for the last few hours today, indicating that the deal between Full Tilt and Bernard Tapie have fallen through. Apparently Bernard Tapie has made a statement, confirming that these allegations are true, citing “unresolvable legal issues” with the DOJ regarding the repayment plan as the cause. Bernard Tapie also alleges that the deal fell victim to “external sabotage”.
Another rumour circulating in conjuction with the deal falling through, is that Poker Stars is poised to buy the failed poker site, and while it’s not confirmed, apparently the deal is for an astounding 750 Million USD, with a promise of another 330 USD to repay US players. It’s stated that Poker Stars does plan on re-opening Full Tilt, and will be operating both sites independently. As part of the deal, Poker Stars would plan to repay all balances owed to players within 90 days.
No official statements have been issued from any parties involved as of yet, but the poker world as been buzzing, with several notable people, including Daniel Negreanu claiming to have “information” regarding these statements, and that we should expect “exciting news regarding Full Tilt” very soon.