I've wasted way too much time lately reading the 2+2 message boards. The ongoing freakout in the Internet Poker section is particularly gripping.
CK (blog no mas) waded in this week to try and educate the idiots as to what is really happening. I'm not sure it's working but that's no fault of hers. The average poster does not appear to be capable of saying anything more sophisticated than "Me Want My Money Now Ugh".
I'm really puzzled as to why people cannot seem to grasp a simple concept: Just because Stars shut down at the same time and has already paid out does NOT mean that Full Tilt is in the exact same situation.
Stars may have had a better disaster plan.
The sites may have been subject to different oversight and rules in their home jurisdiction
FTP may not have segregated player funds
The sites may have had different accounting that made it more/less difficult to track player funds in third party accounts
The legal issues may not be exactly the same in dealing with the DOJ (duh)
Etc, etc, etc.
Why is this so hard to understand?
Of course the delay in paying out to U.S. customers is bringing out the tinfoil hat crowd. Add them to the growing number of FUgimmemymoney haters and the boards are melting down. Full Tilt PR isn't helping any by being evasive but still, it's ridiculous.
I would like to receive my funds and at this point I still think I will. It may take a couple months - remember Neteller? That took a while - but I think that FTP will make good. They have to if they are going to continue as a viable business elsewhere.
I still believe and am waiting patiently for what will probably end up being a new dishwasher or something.