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Black Friday: U.S. Poker In Crisis

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 01, 2011

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On Friday April 15 poker players across the U.S. were shocked to learn their three favourite online poker rooms, PokerStars, Full Tilt, and UB were gone — domain names seized by the Department of Justice, principals indicted, and players locked out by the sites themselves. In the subsequent weeks to “Black Friday” the chaos turned to concern and confusion about what would become of players’ money, those who were indicted, and, indeed, the future of poker in the U.S.. Card Player followed this story every step of the way and here we give you a definitive timeline of events and comments from those affected by this momentous event to date. April 15 – Indicted The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes and other financial media outlets are reporting that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has indicted the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and ...


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