This Week in Gambling
www.ThisWeekInGambling.com – Word has come that the US Department of Justice will begin the process of processing payments for Full Tilt Poker players as early as January, 2013. Also, news on the Reid-Kyl Poker Bill and a guest segment from Bryan Bailey of Casinomeister.
TRANSCRIPT (OPENING SEGMENT) Hello friends and thank you for joining me. I took some time off last week for the Thanksgiving holidays and all heck broke loose, so let's get right into the news with this week's big story. On our last program we interviewed John Pappas the Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance about their talks with the US Department of Justice about when American players could expect refunds from there Full Tilt Poker accounts. This week we’re happy to report that the DOJ has set a date… sort of… January of next year, when they are going to bring on a claims adjuster to get the process of refunding players money started. This doesn’t mean you’re going to get all your money, nor does it put a specific timetable on when refunds will be issued, but hey… at least the wheels have started to move. In other news, the Las Vegas Sun is reporting what I've been saying on this program for the past several months: That any hope on Federal online poker legislation passing this year is all but gone. But there are people out there who are starting to say that the Fed's inability to act may actually be a good thing. Since last year’s announcement by the DOJ that the Federal Wire Act only …