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Black Days for U.S. Poker Players

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Jul 01, 2011

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And you gotta be careful when you pick fights And that’s what I’ve learned in this business You just never know… Lil’ Kim, Black Friday It’s over a month now since the world of online poker was rocked with the news that the U.S. Department of Justice had indicted some of the men behind the world’s top three online poker sites (see feature in this issue). Eleven people related to the businesses of PokerStars, Full Tilt and UB/Absolute Poker were named in the indictment and, at the time of writing, four have been arrested. The sites almost immediately pull out of the U.S. market after their dot-com domains were seized by the Feds. This left tens of thousands of poker players, both recreational and professional, without a place to indulge the great American pastime and just as many bewildered at the aggressive stance taken by the authorities in the land ...


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