Black Friday

Our collection of articles about black Friday and the subsequent fallout ,which most notably included the seizing of hundreds of millions of dollars in player funds and the shutting down of all major poker operations in the U.S by the DOJ .  In the aftermath US based poker players were left with just a few operational US poker sites and a fraction of the previously available player pools for tournaments or cash games

News Bite: The Poker Players Alliance and the Department of Justice will meet on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing remission process for US players.
12 November, 2012

PPA and DoJ Set for Meeting

While rest-of-world players are able to withdraw funds after Full Tilt’s relau...
1612 12th Nov '12
Following his coming out on "The Lederer Files," Howard Lederer has scheduled more interviews on the poker media circuit.
26 September, 2012

Howard Lederer Keeps Talking

After remaining silent for about a year and a half regarding the Full Tilt debac...
2836 26th Sep '12
Howard Lederer tells all about the Full Tilt debacle in a candid interview to be released in segments beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18.
18 September, 2012

Howard Lederer Breaks Silence

Full Tilt board member Howard Lederer, who has been vilified and ridiculed relen...
2766 18th Sep '12
Former Full Tilt boss makes an appearance to offer public apology but reveals next to nothing about events behind the scenes.
07 March, 2012

Bitar Gives Little Away

As Lawyers for GBT remain optimistic about the potential for a buyout of Full Ti...
1388 7th Mar '12
Another setback could possibly put the deal on hold.
03 February, 2012

Full Tilt - Spoke Too Soon?

Just as it seems that the deal between Full Tilt Poker and the Department Of Jus...
2476 3rd Feb '12
The Department of Justice has signed an agreement with Groupe Bernard Tapie taking the latter one step closer to completing its acquisition of Full Tilt Poker.
17 November, 2011

GBT Signs Agreement with DOJ

The United States Department of Justice has signed an agreement with Groupe Bern...
1433 17th Nov '11
Lary Kennedy and Greg Omotoy have filed a class action lawsuit against Full Tilt, its board members, pros and lawyers.
21 October, 2011

Another Class Action Suit

Lary Kennedy and Greg Omotoy have filed a class action lawsuit against Full Tilt...
1482 21st Oct '11
The US government has seized $2 million in funds believed to be tied to the Black Friday and Blue Monday indictments.
14 October, 2011

Another $2 million Seized

The US government has seized $2 million in funds believed to be tied to the Blac...
1424 14th Oct '11
Laurent Tapie speaks to iGaming France in his first interview since announcing an acquisition agreement with Full Tilt.
30 September, 2011

Laurent Tapie Speaks Up

In his first interview with the media since announcing an acquisition agreement ...
1603 30th Sep '11
Ray Bitar has filed a claim against seized assets
30 September, 2011

News Bite: Bitar Files Claim

Ray Bitar has filed a claim against seized assets. He claims legal and equitable...
1554 30th Sep '11
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) announced today that Full Tilt’s operating licenses have been revoked.
29 September, 2011

Full Tilt Licenses Revoked

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) announced today that Full Tilt...
2379 29th Sep '11
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has released a statement regarding Full Tilt.
29 September, 2011

DOJ Releases Statement

As reported by PokerUpdate, with Full Tilt insolvent and without its operating l...
1979 29th Sep '11
Full Tilt releases another feeble statement.
29 September, 2011

Another Full Tilt Statement

Released via PokerStrategy, Full Tilt has released another statement: "On Septem...
1496 29th Sep '11
Full Tilt is finally close to securing financing.
26 September, 2011

Full Tilt Deal Close

Full Tilt’s regulatory hearing with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (...
1314 26th Sep '11
With no other viable alternatives after Black Friday, a small, dedicated few have packed up to play.
23 September, 2011

Packing to Play

Black Friday has put tens of thousands of professional poker players out of work...
2278 23rd Sep '11
Warrants have been issued to seize assets.
23 September, 2011

Feds Issue Warrants

On September 20, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York amended t...
1457 23rd Sep '11
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has encouraged players to contact the Victim/Witness Coordinator at the U.S. Attorney’s office.
23 September, 2011

PPA Advises Players

In an email, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has encouraged players to "contact...
1361 23rd Sep '11
The AGCC has yet to make an announcement following its regulatory hearing with Full Tilt. <br />
22 September, 2011

Financing Before Licensing

Conflicting reports are circulating whether or not the Alderney Gambling Control...
1406 22nd Sep '11
Full Tilt has released another detailed statement.
14 September, 2011

Another Full Tilt Statement

Full Tilt has released another statement, this time detailing cost-cutting effor...
1427 14th Sep '11
Full Tilt is hit with a third class action lawsuit.
09 September, 2011

Another Full Tilt Lawsuit

On August 8, another class action lawsuit was filed against Full Tilt, this time...
2022 9th Sep '11
Ifrah Law PLLC has filed a motion seeking to withdraw as defense counsel in the class-action lawsuit brought against Full Tilt on June 30.
02 September, 2011

FT Lawyers Bail

Citing “an unreasonable financial burden” on the law firm, Ifrah Law PLLC ha...
1312 2nd Sep '11
Full Tilt releases a detailed statement explaining why it has been unable to pay back players.
30 August, 2011

Full Tilt Releases Statement

Released to Forbes reporter Nathan Vardi, Full Tilt has issued a statement expla...
1481 30th Aug '11
Full Tilt has announced that it is seeking other investors, while management apologises for its lack of communication.
23 August, 2011

Full Tilt Issues Statement

Full Tilt has said it is now seeking other potential buyers, while the company i...
1442 23rd Aug '11
Lothar Rentschler has announced his resignation.
22 August, 2011

Pocket Kings CMO Resigns

Lothar Rentschler, chief marketing officer of holding company Pocket Kings, has ...
2078 22nd Aug '11
Ira Rubin was denied bail today.
09 June, 2011

Rubin Denied Bail

Ira Rubin, one of the defendants accused of money laundering and bank fraud in ...
1407 9th Jun '11
The timing of the Department of Justice’s strike rocked an industry caught off-guard, though the sweeping shutdown may finally pave the way for open regulation.
03 June, 2011

Black Friday and Beyond

The timing of the Department of Justice’s strike rocked an industry caught off...
1744 3rd Jun '11