Ian Scheinberg, PokerStars founder surrenders to DOJ

Ian Scheinberg, the 73-year-old founder of PokerStars, surrendered to US Department of Justice officials on Friday. His entry into the US legal system marks what could be the final chapter in the long, winding story of Black Friday and the collapse of the online poker boom that forever altered the shape of online gambling in…

Scott Tom Serves Week Long Jail Sentence for Black Friday Role

More than six years after Black Friday, Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom is back in Antigua after serving a week long jail sentence for his role in the mother of all online poker scandals. Tom’s sentence was part of a plea deal that could have involved up to a year behind bars. Tom returned to…

Howard Lederer Issues Black Friday Apology

Howard Lederer, a man who bears tremendous personal responsibility for the Black Friday debacle, says he's sorry. Lederer issued the apology late last week in the form of a statement on Daniel Negreanu’s Full Contact Poker journal. In the statement, Lederer takes full responsibility for his role in bringing down the US-facing online poker industry…

Latest Full Tilt Poker Remissions Yield $5 Million for 2,000 Players

With 2,000 former Full Tilt Poker players set to receive approximately $5 million in remissions over the next two weeks, the Black Friday saga is finally reaching its end. This final set of payments closes a chapter on one of online gambling's darkest stories and paves the way for Full Tilt Poker to rejoin the…

Whose Turn is it to Watch the Seized Black Friday Domains?

Someone at the Department of Justice (DOJ) let a number of seized domain names, including AbsolutePoker.com and UltimateBet.com, expire causing the Department to lose control of them for an unknown period of time. The cyber blunder represents a big black eye for the DOJ and a small victory for anyone who has run afoul of…