AP-UB Remission Claim Deadline Nears11 months ago
Calling all poker-playing procrastinators!
The deadline was extended once already by the Asset and Forfeiture Division of the DoJ and it seems unlikely that the due date will be prolonged even further. The original June 9 filing date was lengthened 90 days to accommodate former AB and UP online poker players who may have turned their attention to interests other than poker after the sh*t hit the fan on Black Friday in 2011.
Those players - as well as players who continue to log on at the handful of sites available to Americans - have had five months to claim their account balances at the Cereus Network poker sites, which is plenty of time to apply for reimbursement.
A Gift From the Heavens
Let's face it. Most of us - myself included - had written off ever seeing our lost funds. The announcement back in April that the DoJ would refund AP-UB players with money left over from the Full Tilt remission process came as a wonderful and shocking surprise six years after the equally shocking events of Black Friday.
Online poker forums were flush with posts like this one from 'upskthx' at 2+2 following the news that AP and UBers would be made whole:
"Yesssssss. Kissed that money goodbye years ago. So happy for everyone!"
Reimbursements Totaling $33.5 Million Coming Soon
Last month, players who had successfully filed their petitions for remission should have received notice that their banking information was required to complete the claim process. If you filed a petition and didn't receive such an email, you can go to the claims administration website and follow up.
The first wave of reimbursements to roughly 7,400 players should be landing in bank accounts sometime this month. A whopping $33.5 million is in the queue!
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