Almost as soon as news hit that PokerStars had acquired Full Tilt Poker's assets in a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, questions began.
One particular question has been ripping across Facebook and Twitter and the media - will Full Tilt Poker Players get their winnings back?
Nathan Vardi at forbes.com has given us a little background and a breakdown of the continuing Black Friday saga.
"The ultimate decision on this issue will be made by the Department of Justice’s asset forfeiture and money laundering division, which operates out of the department’s headquarters in Washington. It will administer the remission fund that will be funded with money secured by Bharara’s Manhattan office, which will likely weigh in and give its recommendation on what it thinks should be done."
We’re sure Blair Hinkle is first in line of those wanting to know if players’ winnings will be reimbursed. Hinkle finished runner-up in the FTOPS XIX Main Event about two months before Black Friday and won $1,162,949.74. He was never able to cash out any of it – to date.