Back in April, it was announced that former members of Absolute Poker would finally begin to receive compensation after their gaming accounts were shut down at the poker site due to Black Friday. The Department of Justice announced they would begin the compensation process this year and players had until June 9th to file a claim. Now it seems this deadline has been extended to give former members more time to file a claim in the hopes of earning compensation.
Almost three more months have been provided in order for victims of Absolute Poker to file a claim to try and receive money back from the government. Former members have until September 7th of this year to file their claim.
The United States government is working once again with the Garden City Group in order to see the remission process move forward. The GCG was the third party claims administrator in charge of the Full Tilt remissions process so they have years of experience in providing players with their funds due to Black Friday issues.
Former customers of Absolute Poker and the sister site, Ultimate Bet, can seek compensation by filing a claim via the Garden City Group at the absolutepokerclaims.com site. Absolute Poker was founded in the mid 2000’s and according to the government, made around $500 million while in operation. Around $60 million in player funds were lost when the site shut down in 2011 due to Black Friday.
Reportedly, as many as 1.2 million people have been emailed by the Garden City Group as potential eligible victims to provide information about the remission process. A claim can be filed by visiting the Absolute Poker claims site and filling out a claim form. Instructions on filing a claim were also provided via the email sent out to individuals who were affected.