that term. Some say they merely referred a friend or two and only received a one-time bonus.Others say they never referred anyone, nor were paid money for anyone else's play, but weremerely recorded as affiliates by FTP in order for FTP to reimburse them for part of their ownrake payments (commonly called a "rakeback"), which was in effect no more than a type of discount or marketing tool offered to players by FTP. With this in mind, we hope you can provide some additional clarity regarding what might disqualify someone as an "affiliate of FTP." The full list of questions regarding common issues players have raised (includingregarding “affiliate” status) is as follows: 1.Are players you determine to have been “affiliates” of FTP precluded from receivingany funds whatsoever, or are they eligible to receive funds that came from them being a player (or from a time period in which they merely were a player) rather than anaffiliate?2.How is DOJ defining “affiliate”? FTP had a number of different relationships with players. Which, if any, of the following arrangements would disqualify a player fromreceiving remission funds:a.Receiving referral bonuses for referring players to FTP? b.Receiving “friends and family” referral bonuses?c.Being an FTP “Red Pro”?d.Signing up as an affiliate, but not taking any actions to recruit players or advertise FTP’s services?e.Signing up as an affiliate but not receiving any revenues from that status?
revenues from affiliate activity, e.g., under $10? $50?Under $100?3.Is there currently a list of persons who DOJ or GCG has deemed to be “affiliates”? If so, how can petitioners dispute being categorized as an affiliate?4.In FTP’s final days, many players requested withdrawals from FTP which were never completed. For instance, some players received checks that bounced. Other playersreceived nothing, but FullTilt still debited their account. What information should players provide to demonstrate they fall into one of these categories? Would adescriptive affidavit suffice?5.FTP provided player incentives with cash value, including FTP Points, Iron ManMedals, un-redeemed bonuses purchased with FTP Points, tournament entries, andothers. If any of these items were not reflected in a petitioner’s final FTP balance, canthey claim their cash value for remission?6.If a player received “rakebacks,” but never deposited cash with FullTilt, is that player eligible for a remission payment? Are rakeback amounts already included in players’deposit balances?