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D-Day Approaches For Full Tilt Betting

26/7/2011
Never ones to shy away from opening a book on a potentially controversial market, Irish betting giants Paddy Power last week priced up the chances of Full Tilt accepting real money players by Wednesday, July 27.

Today the former poker colossus will face a public hearing with their regulator, the Alderney Gaming Commission, in London and it has also been rumoured that they will finally announce the European investor looking to buy them out.

However, even ahead of the two major pieces of brinkmanship, Paddy Power’s outlook for the site looks bleak, with the chance of them accepting real money players by the end of tomorrow at a prohibitive 9/2, while things staying the same is 1/8 on.

“Whether Full Tilt poker is opened or closed on the 27th, the players will have good reason to be playing on paddypowerpoker.com,” said a spokesman for the site. “Either way it’s a no-lose situation for our poker players as they get paid regardless.”

Of course, opening a book on Full Tilt’s folly is not the first promotion that Paddy Power have launched at the site’s expense, with their new Green Card scheme for former Full Tilt Black Card holders having already put the boot in to the Americans.
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