Breaking news: The DoJ is going to return the suspended domain names, in the recent FTP/Pokerstars/UB case.
It’s supposedly to allow the companies to facilitate withdrawals and payments back to US players that are looking like they could be waiting until the case is resolved – before they’d get their funds. A full news release is due to be released by the DoJ later today.
Could be a bonanza for other online poker operators if the players can get their money back and reload on other US friendly sites.
More to follow as my poker moles fill me in.
UPDATE: Here is a link to the actual press release from the DoJ.
UPDATE 2: DoJ wants Pokerstars and FTP to give the money back, but they say that they’ve no way of doing say. Did someome say Mexican standoff – story here.