All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘blackfriday’

PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly

Since Black Friday, the online poker world has had two basic concerns – one short term and one long term. The long term concern is about the uncertain future of the game in the United States.  Will online poker ever get the national go-ahead along with federal regulation?  Will state governments butt heads with the federal government on the legality …

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Online Poker Update: Arraignments, Downsizing and Alternatives

Well, it’s been a little over a week since the DOJ brought the hammer down on popular online poker sites PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Full Tilt Poker.  The last 10 days have been filled with concern from amateur and professional players alike, as everyone wonders what the landscape of internet poker in the U.S will look like in the upcoming …

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Poker Domains to be Restored for Money Returns

Well, this is good news. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has just released a statement detailing agreements reached between the U.S. government and embattled online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The poker sites have agreed to enter domain-name use agreements with the United States.  As part of this agreement, the domains PokerStars.com and …

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“Poker Players Are Victims” Says Raymer

The relationship between online poker players and bricks and mortar poker players is often times a complicated one.  While some professional players have embraced the online game in both advertising and by playing on the sites themselves, some have yet to give online players legitimacy.  Following last Friday’s online poker indictments, many professionals took the opportunity to bash online players …

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ESPN Drops Poker Programming

It looks as though the strike against online poker is now beginning to affect professional televised poker as well. According to Bloomberg, the unchallenged American sports authority ESPN is going to remove poker content from its networks. The network, based in Bristol, Connecticut, said this to Bloomberg in an email: “We are aware of the indictment only through what has …

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PokerStars, Steve Wynn Cut Ties

On March 25th of this year, Vegas Billionaire Steve Wynn announced that he was entering into a partnership with the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars. After Friday’s government seizure of Pokerstars.com and the subsequent indictment of it’s owners, the casino superstar announced that the partnership has been abandoned. As most of you know, the world of online poker has …

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Poker World Tweets: Scared, Bored & Snarky

What a day last Friday was for the poker world!  As you probably already know, the online poker realm was rocked when the FBI suddenly seized popular .com sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker in a crackdown of what they feel are “illegal gambling rings.”  Although there is no shortage of people who disagree with that assessment, the …

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