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Showing posts with label Scott Matusow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Matusow. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scott Matusow Predicts Full Tilt Will Return… To the US… No, I’m no Drunk, Why Do You Ask?

The Lynchpin will be Jack Binion buying out Ray Bitar’s Stake and getting Bitar out of the company.

From www.scottmatusow.com

As most of you know, FTP had their europe license pretty much suspended until a hearing set for July 26th can clear this issue up. However, Jack Binion has expressed a real interest in coming in and buying out Ray Bitar’s shares of FTP. The Gaming license has been primarily suspended because of Ray’s pending indictment. Take note as well, Ivey has withdrawn his statement from his website concerning his pending lawsuit against FTP. I have heard Jack wants to bring FTP back to The USA market, and if he steps in, that will happen once the pending regulation legislation is passed in Congress.
Sources tell me that it will pass, and as well, the bills will be amended to allow credit card deposits. This equates to FTP paying all of The USA customers and entering back into the USA Market. Remember, the indictments are not against FTP, but against Ray and the other guy there (forget his name atm). Once they are gone, FTP is “clean”. There is more I cannot say at this time. I would like to, but know this; You all will get paid, and Jack Binion will likey buy the controlling interest of FTP to make this happen.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt

He’s not going to play in the 2011 wsop until funds are returned to us players

phil-ivey-full-tilt-proAt 8pm in the evening on May 31st (Tuesday), Phil Ivey made a 6 part post on his Facebook page describing his lawsuit and his feelings on the current situation with Full Tilt Poker being slow to pay US players. 

Since that time most poker players and fans have shown support for Mr. Ivey while some, such as Scott Matusow have suggested that his current actions are just a case of Phil Ivey protecting himself and serving himself.  For example in the text of the lawsuit Phil Ivey only names himself as the recipient of the $150 million he is suing for.  This has led to Tiltware’s legal response (which is especially ill advised considering the lack of public support for Tiltware at the moment):

Contrary to his sanctimonious public statements, Phil Ivey’s meritless lawsuit is about helping just one player — himself.

Tiltware doubts Mr. Ivey’s frivolous and self-serving lawsuit will ever get to court. But if it does, the company looks forward to presenting facts demonstrating that Mr. Ivey is putting his own narrow financial interests ahead of the players he professes to help.

-Tiltware Response


Phil Ivey’s Facebook statement:

For many years, I have been proud to call myself a poker player. This great sport has taken me to places I only imagined going and I have been blessed with much success. It is therefore with deep regret that I believe I am compelled to release the following statement.

I am deeply disappointed and embarrassed that Full Tilt players have not been paid money they are owed. I am equally embarrassed that as a result many players cannot compete in tournaments and have suffered economic harm.

I am not playing in the World Series of Poker as I do not believe it is fair that I compete when others cannot. I am doing everything I can to seek a solution to the problem as quickly as possible.

My name and reputation have been dragged through the mud, through the inactivity and indecision of others and on behalf of all poker players I refuse to remain silent any longer. I have electronically filed a lawsuit against Tiltware related to the unsettled player accounts. As I am sure the public can imagine, this was not an easy decision for me.

I wholeheartedly refuse to accept non-action as to repayment of players funds and I am angered that people who have supported me throughout my career have been treated so poorly.

I sincerely hope this statement will ignite those capable of resolving the problems into immediate action and would like to clarify that until a solution is reached that cements the security of all players, both US and International, I will, as I have for the last six weeks, dedicate the entirety of my time and efforts to finding a solution for those who have been wronged by the painfully slow process of repayment.

Phil Ivey Facebook Posts 8pm May 31st, 2011


Ivey-Tiltware Complaint 060111

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Online Poker in Nevada in the near future? Scott Matusow says yep…


From www.scottmatusow.com

Harrah’s/Ceasar’s will be the first to roll out interstate online poker. The UIGEA only covers ” funding thru a financial institution illegal gambling”.. Nevada has legal gambling, and regulates it. It will be up to each individual state as to whether or not to allow online poker in their state. As it stands now, only a handful of states did not allow FTP/PS and others to serve them, and specifically have laws forbidding it. See, PS, by trying to team up with The Wynn Hotel, was trying to get into Nevada, and around The UIGEA. They were prepared to put in a ton of money to get into the “interstate online poker game”.. My contacts tell me that this triggered Harry Reid and Ceasar’s to use their contacts to give the “go ahead” for The DOJ to essentially muscle out the offshore giants, PS, FTP, AND UB/AP, opening up the market for Caesar’s first, then others will follow. In time, PS will return to the USA Market, once Interstate Poker is flowing, and most states allow it. This will trigger Federal regulation to allow PS/FTP and others to enter back into The USA Market, eventually. However, they will have to be legally incorporated in The USA, accepting corporate liability along with all other corporate law, and abide by any and all regulation at the time they enter back in. Basically, what has happened here is Caesar’s/Harrah’s saw a big offshore site, Pokerstars, try to move into their market in Nevada, and basically used/paid off their “people” to ensure that would just not happen.

Read the rest of the story here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Playing For Fun at MakePokerLegal.Com

One of the websites Scott Matusow runs is called MakePokerLegal and on his site you can play poker for free and win prizes and (small amounts of) cash.  It’s also one of the only places you can play Royal Holdem (the version of Texas Holdem where only the cards T, J, Q, K, A are in the deck).  I’ve been playing some of small tournaments there in the last few days and today I won a 136 person tournament to get an entry to a $500 tournament.

5-10-2010 4-37-00 PM

I’ll keep you posted on how that goes, but in the mean time if you want to check out Scott’s site or play in some of these games for free go to www.makepokerlegal.com and try it out.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Watch Scott Matusow (Mike’s Brother) Play Live

Today I sat down at www.blogtv.com and watched a double or nothing sit-n-go (top half double up, bottom half get nothing) and some 3-6 limit 6max holdem while Scott discussed his thinking during the hands, as well as random number generators and other online poker issues.

Go to Matusow Poker

You can visit Scott playing poker from time to time at his BlogTV page.   He’ll usually give a heads-up from his Twitter account (follow him to get updates).  His commentary is very entertaining and definitely worth a visit.