On Friday, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) announced that it has granted Full Tilt Poker a renewal of its Secondary Client Provider Authorization (Secondary CPA). Over a month ago, Full Tilt Poker had its primary license suspended by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) and has not been open for business for anyone in the world. No one is entirely sure that this means for Full Tilt Poker but we do have to question what the KGC is thinking. Below is the statement released by the KGC.
The Commission has granted an application to renew the Secondary Client Provider Authorization (“Secondary CPA”) held by Kolyma Corporation A.V.V. (“Kolyma”), operating as “Full Tilt Poker”, effective August 1, 2011 for a term of two (2) years.
To maintain a Secondary CPA, a licensee must maintain a valid licence to operate interactive gaming that has been issued by a comparable jurisdiction (the “primary jurisdiction”). Accordingly, the Commission is closely monitoring the proceedings being conducted by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (the “AGCC”) concerning the eGambling Licences held by Filco Limited, operating as “Full Tilt Poker”. The AGCC has confirmed to the Commission that, although the eGambling Licences held by Filco Limited are presently suspended pending the outcome of a hearing, these licences are still considered to be valid.
Presently, Full Tilt Poker is not offering gaming to the public, or accepting player deposits, from servers that are located within Kahnawake or under the Commission’s supervision.