The PokerNews.com interview series with Howard Lederer continues with Part 7 as Howard talks about the closing deal between PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and the Department of Justice. The deal was finalized on July 31st, 2012 and according to Lederer it got "very dicey" toward the end.
Then Lederer addresses Full Tilt Poker's customers one last time - the site launches soon under PokerStars' management.
"As an owner of Full Tilt Poker, I take full responsibility for what happened. What happened wasn't right and it caused a lot of pain, a lot of suffering, and in some cases just inconvenience for 3 million customers. That wasn't right. And for that I am truly sorry.
"I look very much forward to the reopening of the site under PokerStars' leadership. I am incredibly thankful for their incredible professionalism in the way they handled the situation. I'm going to be rooting for the company every day.
"I can't tell you how happy I am that the deal happened, that hopefully our customers are all going to be made whole."
The seventh and final video of the series:
Video interview courtesy of PokerNews.com.