|Full Tilt Poker|
The Hendon Mob, a London-based group of professional poker players, has terminated their exclusive relationship with Full Tilt Poker. The group’s members – Joe Beevers, Barney Boatman, Ross Boatman, and Ram Vaswani – have also announced their resignations as sponsored members of Team Full Tilt.
Until now, the Hendon Mob had been one of the leading recruiters for the former poker giant. But due to the company’s precipitous fall from grace over the past few months, the British pros have decided to distance themselves from the mess.
“We are well aware,” read a statement on the group’s official website, “that a great deal of players including many who signed through The Hendon Mob still have money on FTP, as well as steps tickets, player points etc. Going forward, and in any scenario where Full Tilt Poker resumes trading, we will as an affiliate continue to look out for the interests of our players and to try to achieve the best possible outcome regarding their funds. We do not take the loyalty of our community for granted.”
Known for both for their success at the tables and for their massive database of tournament results, the group has earned an impressive following over the years. They became the first European pros to sign on with Full Tilt in the early portion of the 2000′s, and have grown ever since.
“The Hendon Mob,” they continued, “employs a sizable staff of full and part time people who are dedicated to maintaining and improving the database, the forum and everything else that the poker community expects from our website. We are currently running at a substantial loss and this is not sustainable in the long term.”
While addressing their player base, the group also stated that this new freedom from Full Tilt would provide “new opportunities, both as a website and as players and we look forward to an exciting future that we hope you will all be a part of.”