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Full Tilt Poker Sued Over Bot Use

October 31, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Clonie Gowen

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker

Clonie’s Former Employer Full Tilt Poker Sued by Players

Full Tilt Poker, the online site that formerly sponsored Clonie Gowen as well as dozens of other top professional poker players, now has a third lawsuit on its hands to go along with pending legal action from Clonie and former employee Jason Newitt.  Unlike the previous two cases, this suit comes from a customer rather than someone with inside knowledge of how the company works.

Online poker players Lary “pokergirl z” Kennedy and Greg Omotoy filed their complaint on October 1st and levied accusations of fraud, libel, slander, false advertising, and racketeering against the popular online poker room.

Kennedy and Omotoy sought legal action after Full Tilt Poker confiscated more than $80,000 spread across the two players’ accounts because FTP believed they were using bots, which is against its Terms of Service.  Shortly after her account was frozen in 2007, Kennedy posted her story on a poker forum seeking advice.  As the thread developed, news broke that Kennedy was logging in on Omotoy’s account to elicit more action at the heads-up tables.

In addition to seeking restitution and damages, the lawsuit accuses the site of a number of other crimes and makes insinuations about the inner workings of its management team.  The suit is filed against the companies Full Tilt Poker and Tiltware as well as several individual members of Team Full Tilt.  The list of individuals named in the claim includes Howard Lederer, Raymond Bitar, Phil Gordon, Chris Ferguson and other sponsored players believed to be more than players.

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