Full Tilt Poker Statement: Saving €12 Million

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2011. September 15. |
In its latest statement of 14th September, Full Tilt Poker announces the cost cutting measures the company plans to take. In addition to the savings that may affect 250 positions, FTP also hints at negotiations with a number of possible investors.
In its previous issue of 30th August, Full Tilt Poker aimed to explain the reasons behind the room’s unstable financial background. Two weeks later, they now report on their measures of cost reduction.

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The FTP statement of 14th September:

“On April 15th 2011 the United States Department of Justice unsealed a federal indictment against a number of individuals employed by major online poker operators. After the issuance of that indictment and a related civil case brought by the United States government, Full Tilt Poker withdrew from the US market. Then in a related action, on June 29th, 2011, Full Tilt Poker had its operating licenses suspended by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

As a result, Pocket Kings Ltd. (provider of marketing and technology services to Full Tilt Poker) has adopted a cost optimization program and estimates that they need to reduce their costs by approximately €12m. This program is intended to streamline the company’s operations in order to better position itself for future growth and profitability in Full Tilt Poker’s markets outside of the U.S.

If all of the required cost savings were to be achieved through redundancies, approximately 250 positions could be affected; however the exact number cannot be confirmed until the conclusion of a consultation process with its workforce.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Pocket Kings firmly believes it has a very strong future in Full Tilt Poker’s Non-US Markets, and is fully committed to ensuring Full Tilt Poker restores the site and repay players in full. To this end, Full Tilt Poker has retained Sea Port Group Securities, LLC as its financial advisor with regard to raising capital and/or assisting in securing a strategic partner in order to fund continued operations of Full Tilt Poker's non-U.S. business. The Company is in active discussions with several parties and will provide a further statement in due course.”


As we reported, the AGCC originally postponed the hearing of FTP until 15th September but they later gave 4 more days until 19th September. The hearing will be held in private.

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