With roughly 1.3 million Full Tilt Poker 'Potential U.S. Victims' the United States DoJ has opened an employment opportunity on their website.
The employment opportunity is for a third-party claims administrator that would be able to aid in the remission process for Full Tilt poker players. The account balances of those players are estimated at $159 million and the goal is to improve remission processing time.
A report from cardplayer.com states that according to the DoJ, the role of the claims administrator is to work with authorities to “design and execute a process to solicit, receive and evaluate claims, and to process payments, for losses incurred by U.S. victims that are attributable to the fraud alleged in the [Full Tilt Poker complaint]. In so doing the Claims Administrator will obtain and evaluate information, such as financial transaction records, from claimants, and analyze information contained in user account records provided in database and other format by Full Tilt Poker.”
If you are interested in the position, you must apply by the end of August. And disclose any prior contacts with an online poker site or gambling company. And you must guesstimate your projected fees for the job.
PokerStars could have repaid Full Tilt's U.S. players as rapidly and concisely as they did their own U.S. players but the DoJ isn't going to allow that to happen. PokerStars will only repay those players in foreign markets.
The curious afterthought: Are U.S. Full Tilt Poker players going to be forced to pay a processing fee to get their funds back while the Rest of the World doesn't have to? Thanks for nothing Big Brother.
We believe the DoJ wants to handle the accounts of U.S. poker players so they can snoop out all of the player's activities and tax them on any winnings.
Would the DoJ pay interest on those same accounts that have been locked up for the last year and a half? We’re sure we already know the answer to that question. Last, but definitely not least, does the DoJ also plan on allowing affiliates to submit a request to be paid?