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Black Friday Processor Ira Rubin Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Ira Rubin, one of the 11 men indicted by the United States Department of Justice on Black Friday, was recently sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to forfeit $5 million.

Absolute Poker's Brent Beckley Gets 14-Month Prison Sentence in Black Friday Indictments

Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

The Weekly Turbo: PokerStars Files To Dismiss Civil Charges, Ivey Interview, and More

A look at the week's top poker news stories including the motions to dismiss filed by PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker execs, an exclusive interview with Phil Ivey, and more.

The Nightly Turbo: Black Friday Processor Forfeits $6M, MicroMillions II Begins, and More

A Black Friday payment processing company settled with the U.S. government for $6 million, and the PokerStars MicroMillions II series is underway.

Five Thoughts: Do You Believe in Magic?

Antonio Esfandiari won the $1 Million Big One for One Drop, leading our Five Thoughts.

Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Surrenders to U.S. Authorities

Ray Bitar, the chief executive officer of Full Tilt Poker and one of 11 men indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on Black Friday, surrendered to U.S. authorities.

Black Friday Defendant John Campos Sentenced to Three Months in Prison

Black Friday defendant John Campos has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role in the illegal processing of payments for PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Five Thoughts: Verbal Drama, Breaking Records, Bloch's Bracelet, and Ivey's 0-Fer

This week's Five Thoughts takes a look at the first week of the WSOP, including the drama, the longest heads-up match in history, Andy Bloch's first bracelet, and Phil Ivey's 0-fer.

Black Friday Chronicles: Mike Ziemba and Spencer Hudson on Life After Black Friday

Poker pros Mike Ziemba and Spencer Hudson discuss life after Black Friday.

Black Friday Chronicles: Changed Priorities Featuring Alec Torelli

On the one-year anniversary of Black Friday, we caught up with Alec Torelli who talks about changed priorities, passion, and the state of poker.

Black Friday Chronicles: Online Poker Decisions with Andrew Seidman

Andrew "BalugaWhale" Seidman talks about life after Black Friday and the struggles of deciding what to do next.

Black Friday Chronicles: Maria Ho Believes "We'll See the Return of Online Poker"

In recognition of Black Friday's one-year anniversary, we caught up with Maria Ho who believes "we'll see the return of online poker."

Report: Groupe Bernard Tapie Ends Negotiations with DOJ; PokerStars Buying FTP Assets?

Groupe Bernard Tapie has called off negotiations to purchase Full Tilt Poker's assets from the Department of Justice. PokerStars has allegedly reached a deal to buy those assets for $750 million.

Five Thoughts: Super High Rollin'

PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final Super High Roller kicked off on Monday, attracting over 40 entries.

The Nightly Turbo: Tzvetkoff Spotted in NYC, ElkY Wins Another High Roller, and More

Black Friday informant Daniel Tzvetkoff was spotted in New York, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier won the EPT Berlin High Roller.

Black Friday Chronicles: Christina Lindley Remains Fully Committed to Poker

Christina Lindley takes a look back at April 15, 2011, and how her life has changed since that fateful day.

Black Friday Chronicles: Steve O'Dwyer on Life After Black Friday

Steve O'Dwyer talks about how he heard the news of Black Friday, and how much it has changed his life over the past 12 months.

Black Friday Chronicles: Jonathan Little is "Confident Things Will Turn Around"

In recognition of Black Friday's one-year anniversary, we caught up with Jonathan Little who tells you why he is "confident things will turn around."

Pro Blogs: A Passion for Poker by Alec Torelli

Do you have a passion for poker? Alec Torelli's latest blog looks at what it takes to make it in the game.

The Nightly Turbo: Massachusetts Eyes Online Poker, Full Tilt License Hearing, and More

A Massachusetts lawmaker is pushing for online poker legislation, and the AGCC set a hearing to discuss a Full Tilt Poker license.