The pen of Judge Leonard B. Sand finally hit page 13 of PokerStars’ order and stipulation of settlement yesterday morning. The Judge was probably as relieved as the parties involved.

After scribbling his name on page 11 of Full Tilt’s settlement he added the date “July 31, 2012” in longhand, perhaps mindful that the “7/31/2012” he had scrawled was barely legible. Nobody wanted any mistakes at this late stage.

Ray Bitar was the first of seven people to sign their names on these momentous documents when he put pen to paper on behalf of Tiltware last Thursday, July 26th. He wrote the date in large and very clear letters, quite different from his illegible signature.

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