June 10, 2011 by
The online poker industry suffered a huge blow on April 15th when 4 of the internet’s larges US poker sites had their domains seized by the FBI. In addition to the seizure, 11 individuals and owners of the poker operators (PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and UB/AB) were indicted by the Department of Justice over allegations of laundering money.
6 weeks after the “Black Friday” happening however, ten more gambling operators were shut down by the US government. These were far more substantial in scale and included many US facing rooms such as Doyles Room, TruePoker.com, BetEd.com, Bookmaker.com, BetCris.com and others. Read the full article here
May 02, 2011 by
Latest Friday Blackout News
On Friday 15th April, around 2.5 weeks ago, the domains of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and UB/Absolute Poker were seized by the FBI in America.
The domain seizure had effectively meant that the three largest US poker sites had been taken down for a limited period of time (depending on players’ dataservers and country of their IP). The closure of the 3 biggest US-friendly sites meant that massive numbers of recreational and professional online poker players were looking for other US-friendly rooms to play at. Read the full article here