Have you ever heard the expression, 'Like rats leaving a sinking ship?' Thank the DOJ for killing the job market for US online poker players on April 15th. Many of the high limit pros are not only leaving town, they're leaving the country, like Isaac Haxton, Justin Bonomo, and others. Haxton says it doesn't matter where he goes as long as he can get a good internet connection.
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Gaming Commissions Interviews on Black Friday Indictments
Matthew Parvis, PokerNews' Editor-in-Chief, recently blogged on the Black Friday Indictments in We've Got Some Questions in a quest to find news for the poker players of the world. Today Parvis published news from an interview with the AGCC regarding Full Tilt licensing and an email interview with the KGC regarding Absolute Poker and UB licensing. Will Black Friday Affect the WSOP
There's much conjecture as to what the final tally will be for the entire series of events and for the World Championship $10,000 buy-in after the 'big freeze' of player's poker accounts in the Black Friday indictments of 'the big three.' The view from 'poker officials' is, there is no expected downturn in 2011. Read more... The Assault of Internet Freedom
Laws are intended to punish suspects before they are convicted? Not only does the move on April 15th - Black Friday - by the Department of Justice stop online poker for US players from the 'Big Three,' it also stopped play in countries where it's completely legal. Since .coms are registered in the US, the feds move forced the reroute of the poker site's .com names to a government page. Read more...
Rumors are running that Doyle Brunson, 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, will be leaving DoylesRoom. Steve Gross - sponsored by DoylesRoom - confirmed to Card Player that Doyle is leaving the online business. Chris Moorman - Brunson 10 - was seen recently representing PartyPoker at the $25,000 World Poker Tour Championship at Bellagio.