On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) and the Isle of Man Supervision Commission released statements regarding the indictments of their licensees, Absolute Poker and PokerStars, respectively. That just left the poker world awaiting word from Full Tilt Poker, which came on Wednesday when the Alderney Gambling Control Commission released the following statement:
“The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (“AGCC”) is aware of proceedings brought against Full Tilt Poker and individuals concerned with its operations by the authorities in New York State.
“AGCC will review the documentation affecting its licensee and to facilitate this AGCC will undertake its own investigation into these allegations; no further general commentary will be provided pending progress in these matters.
“AGCC notes that its licensee, trading as Full Tilt Poker, denies all of the allegations. Upon the grant of its licence Full Tilt Poker identified that it had obtained specific legal advice relating to its proposed activities. AGCC further notes the current public statements made by Full Tilt Poker to its customers and its recent decision to suspend ‘real money’ play in the USA. AGCC is concerned that appropriation of Full Tilt Poker’s dotcom site is hampering and potentially adversely affecting its lawful operation elsewhere in the world. AGCC remains committed to providing a well regulated lawful environment for worldwide eGambling based in Alderney.”
While this statement reads similar to the ones by the KGC and Isle of Man Supervision Commission in that they’ll launch an investigation, it is the first to state that their licensee denies the allegations levied in the indictment.