Une nouvelle peu rassurante concernant le "Black friday" puisque Ultimatebet et Absolute poker serait au bord de la liquidation judiciaire. une note interne de la direction envers ses salariés circule actuellement sur internet:
"As all of you are aware, action was taken by the U.S. Department of Justice on April 15th and we have closed our US-facing operations. We now have to focus our resources on developing our non-US operations and software business. Unfortunately, this also means we must immediately restructure our organization and significantly downsize our operations. It is a very sad day for all of us, as we have worked so hard to create a truly amazing company that is filled with extraordinary people. We have always been and remain fully committed to the employees and consultants of this business.
TBT employees will be paid full liquidations in accordance with Costa Rican labor laws. Consultants will be paid severance based on length of service. IDS liquidations have been previously funded in full to Olman Rimola.
Some of you will be approached by the business for a new role with a much smaller company that is focused on continuing our non-US operations and software businesses.
HR or direct managers will initiate individual meetings with everyone to provide full details, and we hope to get through all of these over the next few days.
Today's decision has not been made lightly, or in haste. It comes after considerable review from all angles of the impact Black Friday has had on the business as a whole. We are disappointed that events of the past two weeks have effectively forced us to take this action, with downsizing of the business now unavoidable.
We ask that all of you work from home tomorrow and you will be updated with new work arrangements soon.
It truly has been a pleasure working with all of you. We thank you for the significant time and dedication you've all shared with us over the years and wish you all the best in your future endeavors."
Avec la cessation des activités au Costa Rica, Absolute poker sera donc très certainement la 1ere victime du "Black Friday". Reste à savoir maintenant ce qu'il adviendra de Fulltiltpoker et Pokerstars...