Now that the dust has settled and PokerStars has acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStrategy.com has filed a lawsuit versus Full Tilt’s parent company, Pocket Kings, hoping to get $1.2 million it claims the company owes pursuant to a marketing agreement.
The case was filed in relation to “an existing marketing agreement signed before Full Tilt saw its operating licenses suspended by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission in June of last year,” according to eGamingReview. Pocket Kings was one of the assets obtained by PokerStars in the deal with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). During Full Tilt’s heyday, PokerStrategy was reportedly sending 30,000 players every month to play at Full Tilt through its affiliate marketing plan. Although its not known how many of those players were real-money depositors or those just playing for fun, that’s a considerable number of players.
“We only filed the claim this week as we did not want to stand in the way of Full Tilt Poker reaching an agreement with the DoJ to return missing funds to the affected poker players,” said Dominik Kofert, PokerStrategy.com’s chief executive.
Kofert is seemingly trying to put a positive spin on the filing of the lawsuit in regards to the players with money stuck on the site, but some players are not seeing it that way. Following news of the lawsuit being filed, PokerStrategy has been taking a bit of heat from posters on online poker forums for steering a number of players to Full Tilt after Black Friday and in the midst of the poker site’s alleged “global Ponzi scheme” and mismanagement of funds.