Whilst many of the European based players who found themselves innocently caught up in the legal problems that Full Tilt Poker had with the US Government have received all of their money they had tied up in this once massive online poker site, many poker players based in Italy have not seen any of their cash since the site had their funds seized.
The reason behind this was that as the US Government sought to close down the Full Tilt Poker site and seized their financial assets, however as this action was taken due to Full Tilt Poker accepting and allowing US based poker players to play at their site, this seizing of financial assets meant that a lot of non US based players also had their accounts blocked and their account balances left in cyber limbo.
However once the US Department of Justice finally got their act together and did a deal with Full Tilt Poker, many non US players then started to receive their account balances quite quickly. However in between the time the site was raided and account balances seized Italy had imposed their own online gambling and online poker playing laws which meant Full Tilt Poker then ran into additional problems via this new Italian licensing requirements, and could not seamlessly pay their Italian players!
Anyway, to cut a long story short Full Tilt Poker have now found a solution to ensuring that their Italian Poker players can access their fund and as such should you be one of these affected players then get yourself over to their website for more details of a solution which may be of interest to you!
The above situation should be a wakeup call for every single online poker player, it really does pay dividends for you to stick only to playing real money poker online at sites that have a full and valid gaming license for the country at which you are accessing that respective poker site, for if not you could end up in a situation where you funds end up getting seized and you will not see a cent of your money for quite a while, if at all.
So when you want to play poker online make sure above all else that the site you end up playing at is fully licensed and regulated for players from your country of residence!