After the indictment was unsealed on April 15, 2011, a date quickly dubbed Black Friday by the online poker community, PokerStars and Full Tilt stopped offering real money play to their United States customers. Three years after the start of the poker boom in 2003, the U.S. Congress passed UIGEA to extend existing gambling laws into cyberspace.
The state of online poker in America prior to Black Friday. Online poker was hugely popular in the United States prior to Black Friday, which happened on April 15 in 2011. Sites such as PokerStars.
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The 'nanny state' David Leyonhjelm. Just like Black Friday, all this bill will do is encourage Australian poker players to break the rules, find a poker site willing to break the rules, or leave the country to play elsewhere.All the while the Australian government is missing out on getting millions in tax dollars.
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Black Friday remains the cautionary tale as to why we need online poker regulation in the United States. This wasn’t a cheating scandal that impacted a targeted sector of the poker populace. The fallout from Black Friday impacted the entire poker world at that time and there’s still fallout that players are recovering from. Some will never.
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.