More FTP Money Released, DraftDay Sold, Comtois Wins WPTN Montreal

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GCG Releases Another $5M in Full Tilt Remissions Process

April Fool’s Day might have been an endless series of really bad jokes for some but for 2,200 players who had yet to receive their Full Tilt Poker money from the Garden City Group, April 1st was payday. A total of $5 million was sent to players who had been approved in the first round of payments but had provided incomplete or erroneous banking information.

This new round of payments brings the total paid by GCG to just over $81 million.

Jason Camtois Wins WPT National Canadian Spring Championship

Jason Comtois beat 1,078 other players to win the Canadian Spring Championship (Photo courtesy WPT)

Jason Comtois beat 1,078 other players to win the Canadian Spring Championship (Photo courtesy WPT)

When the final table of the Canadian Spring Championship began Tuesday afternoon at the Playground Poker Club just outside of Montreal Jason Comtois was the second shortest stack, well below the average. It took less than four hours though for Comtois to battle back and eliminate John Paul Tabago heads-up to win the title, $178,114 and the customary championship belt that goes with titles at Playground.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Jason Comtois – $178,114
  2. John Paul Tabago – $124,758
  3. Daniel Gagne – $80,904
  4. Johnny Mazzaferro – $59,762
  5. Alexander Wong – $44,586
  6. Mario Lim – $36,108

Post Black Friday Startup DraftDay Sold to MGT Capital Investments, a daily fantasy sports site started by former poker pros and creators of CardRunners, Taylor Caby, Andrew Wiggins and others, was started in the wake of Black Friday. On Tuesday the company announced on their website that they had been acquires by MGT Capital Investments.

We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with MGT Capital Investments in order to more effectively compete in this fast growing industry. The combination of MGT’s financial resources and our fantasy platform will create a winning outcome for our customers!

DraftDay’s operations and games will continue as normal and we plan to build our player base and prize pools as quickly as possible.

We look forward to improving our software, offering more unique promotions and more importantly making DraftDay the best it can be for our loyal players.

Thank you for your continued support!

-The DraftDay Team

MGT Capital Investments already owns one daily fantasy sports site, The purchase price was $600,000 cash and 100,000 shares of common stock. MGT’s share price closed Tuesday at $1.90.

Shane “Shaniac” Schleger Goes to Colorado. Guess What He Bought?

It was not a Colorado Rockies hat.

Shane “Shaniac” Schleger recently wrote about his history as a crack user. It should come as no surprise to anybody that has followed Schleger’s poker career over the years that he also enjoys marijuana from time to time. Tuesday he was in Colorado and took advantage of the legalized marijuana in that state to make his first purchase.

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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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