Online payment method provider MoneyBookers (also known as Skrill) have stopped taking deposits by players made to Full Tilt Poker. MoneyBookers has reacted due to Full Tilt Poker’s operating license being suspended by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
An official statement from MoneyBookers, which was posted on the GPWA forum, read:
“Our customers are the most important part of our business. That is why we have, from today, stopped accepting deposits made to Full Tilt Poker.”
The statement also said, in the last 2 weeks, MoneyBookers “become aware of a situation where Full Tilt has not honoured customer pay-outs” so they have been working around the clock to resolve the problem for their customers. They said a solution to the problem wasn’t’ possible but Full Tilt Poker’s suspension of their license of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission “validated” their decision to stop accepting deposits.
Finally, they also realised that if will cause inconvenience to their customers but plead that “extraordinary circumstances, beyond our control, have brought about this action.”
Full Tilt Poker’s servers are now down following the news yesterday and real money play has been suspended according to many sources. Players were complaining yesterday that tournaments just suddenly stopped. This looks like the end for Full Tilt Poker though – talk about a fall from grace!