Chris Ferguson apologized after 7 years
Photo: Vimeo (Chris Ferguson)
Full Tilt Poker Was Closed ...
April 15, 2011 will always be remembered as Black Friday. The US government then intervened against the illegal operating poker sites. The result was the closure of the three largest poker rooms (PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Ultimate Bet). In the investigation, Full Tilt Poker showed further offenses - not only by circumventing US laws, but also by failing to separate player gaming accounts from company accounts. Full Tilt Poker was unable to return money to all of its players. The games were closed, the players' accounts frozen, and panic ensued in the community.
Howard Lederer at least talked
Nobody was in the process of conducting an investigation during the investigation. An explanation of one of Howard Lederer's co-owners came only in September 2012 - the interview is called The Lederer Files. But he also paused, but the community got at least some insight into the matter, and the explanation of why the mistakes were made and what was the role of Full Tilt's owners. But Chris Ferguson was silent. Fortunately for the players, the Full Tilt Poker Poker Room was taken over by PokerStars, which then settled all the obligations to the players. They have earned their money for years. Chris Ferguson, however, remained silent and secluded, although he reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Both former owners of Full Tilt Poker suddenly appeared in the WSOP in 2016. Daniel Negreanu then criticized Ferguson very much. Lederer apologized for the error, and the same was expected from Ferguson. The only thing the reporters and the curious players hears was: "I'm here to play poker." Negreanu was supposed to ask him when he was going to apologize, and Ferguson said, "What are you talking about?"
Achievements of Chris Ferguson
We will not mention Chris Ferguson's career success here. We'll just add that he did compete in the last year's WSOP and collected total cashouts of about $ 500,000 from both years. In addition, he managed to collect points in the Player of the Year and, thanks to a visit to Rozvadov where the WSOP Europe was held, he eventually won the title of POY, which annoyed a lot of players.
Chris Ferguson: Sorry...
And just before the start of the WSOP 2018 on his Vimeo channel, Ferguson published a 42-second apology. In short, and let's say embarrassed, he apologizes for his silence in the Full Tilt Poker case.
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