Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars, issued a statement at 3:40 pm ET regarding the rumored acquisition of Full Tilt Poker by PokerStars.
It’s what Hollreiser does not say that speaks volumes:
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.