In a thread on the Two Plus Two forums, and then written up by the team over at Cardschat, it appears that former Full Tilt Poker CEO and the ire of poker players around the globe, Ray Bitar, is flat broke and potentially near-ish death due to his reported heart condition.
The thread, which has plenty of unkind words for the former head honcho, was started in order to shine a light on the personal finances of Bitar which were forfeited in his deal with the US Gov’t regarding the bullshit that was FTP.
As posters proceeded to bash and speculate on the possibility of hidden cash by Bitar, user “Allen C” – who presumably, by his comments, is former FTP Red Tilt Pro and professional poker player Allen Cunningham, cites his sources as saying that “Ray Bitar is unlikely to live more than a couple years and is nearly penniless.”
Even if these words were meant to elicit sympathy (which we assume they weren’t)... it wasn’t going to work. Comments that follow include:
“Nothing less than he deserves”
“If you’re looking for sympathy for this filthy monster, you’re in the wrong place.”
and the apathetic…
“Thanks for the headsup”
For his part Allen chimes in one more time to clarify that while Bitar is not in jail, karmically, he feels that Bitar didn’t get away with it. With a desperate health condition, the poker pro feels that one would be better off to be a victim of Full Tilt than the former CEO right now.
What do you think? With the payments back to players and PokerStars purchase of Full Tilt Poker, can you forgive Ray Bitar for gross mismanagement??