Following yesterday's rumors, PokerStars chose to release a brief statement on the status of its settlement negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The statement from Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, did not deny or confirm the rumors about the company buying Full Tilt Poker, and instead simply stressed that PokerStars cannot comment on the reports at this time.
Here are Hollreiser's words, according to the PokerStars Corporate Blog:
We've had a lot of enquiries and there's lots of speculation on the forums, so I wanted to address the PokerStars chatter. As you know, PokerStars is in settlement discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice. As such settlement discussions are always confidential, we are unable to comment on rumors. As soon as we have information to share publicly we will do so.