The issue relates back to 2001 when BH Development introduced Full Tilt Poker around 15th October and brought in a supporter namely Jesus AKA Chris Ferguson for the operational activities. Ray Bitar and Howard Lederer was invited by Ferguson to join the project. Later on Westerland also shook hands with BH Development with intentions of investment in the project before Jesus associated with Perry Friedman, a workman of Westerland. Their association came to be known as The Jesus Coalition later on.
It is alleged that Ferguson, in connivance with his friends took the tiller of BH Development & FTP brand in their own hands and introduced Jet Set Poker through the same very software. In the beginning, things were not smooth at Jet Set Poker with its poor fiscal results. Finally in the year 2008, BH Development’s software was re-introduced as Cardroom.com. The financial condition of Jet Set Poker’s proprietors, i.e., JSP Interactive deteriorated greatly and with a debt of approx $100k towards its clients, it was declared as insolvent. As reported, it does not have any relevance in terms of Cardroom running with the analogous or identical software.
Cardroom International is engaged in a clash against Full Tilt Poker. It has claimed damages relating to the software of the latter and now the same issue is being handled by the US Government. It has come to light that the original case filed by Cardroom against FTP and PokerStars was dropped by it. The said abandoned-case related to the plot in connection with violation of Civil RICO rulings in support of a fresh one vide which they have asked for legal ownership rights over FTP:’s existing software.
The USAO in its reply has submitted that the amount of $30million reserved on the basis of Cardroom’s consent was a usual decision in respect of the original case. As the latest avers have been found changed and not based on the original ruling, the same should be refused, they expressed. USAO added that the software and the concerned patents were combined but inclusive. Moreover, Cardroom should have filed the assertions with its original case. It cannot ask for an express interest in the shared but split interests of Full Tilt that stand surrendered and relocated, maintained USAO.
Cardroom may not succeed in its mission to get favors of the US authorities in the context of their above observations. The latest move by Cardroom may prove its last chance with FTP’s plans for re-introduction in the near future.
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