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Black Friday is a term given by the poker community to the events of April 15, 2011, when the United States Department of Justice issued an indictment against the three largest online poker websites in in the country: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker. Immediately following the indictment PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, who generated the majority of online poker traffic, stopped.
Full Tilt Poker Black Friday sales will start at Thanksgiving (or even earlier) and extend over the Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday. Generally, Black Friday sales start at midnight for most brick-and-mortar stores and online shopping sites, but sometimes stores like to start early on Thanksgiving.
I’m no poker pro. Thanks to Black Friday I’m hardly even a recreational player anymore. I suppose there could be some strategy or some excuses as to why players can’t show up on time for the later stages of multi-day tournaments. Maybe. Or maybe they’re just tough to wake up or stayed out too late last night. Regardless, four players were late for the start of Day 3. While Mayu Roca.
The Cereus Poker Network was essentially crippled with the Black Friday indictments. Scott Tom and Brent Beckley, the founders of Absolute Poker, were indicted on charges of money laundering and.
The indictments, quickly dubbed “Black Friday” by the poker community, came as a shock to the large number of Americans — estimated variously at between 1.3 million and 15 million — who.
The world of online poker was turned upside down last Friday afternoon as the F.B.I and the Department of Justice served indictments against Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker, on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling.
On Monday, Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley got a 14-month prison sentence for his involvement with the online poker site's illegal actions before Black Friday. Beckley pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including bank fraud and wire fraud, in December last year. However, the 14-month sentence probably is a big relief for Beckley since he was facing a maximum sentence of 30 years.