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Black Friday: Reliving Poker’s Darkest Day Five Years Later

On April 15, 2011, the poker world was rocked by Black Friday. Read all about the day that changed online poker forever on PokerNews.

Top 10 Stories of 2015, #9: PokerStars Approved to Operate in New Jersey

PokerStars receiving approval to operate in New Jersey ranked as PokerNews' No. 9 story from 2015.

International Stadiums Poker Tour Changes Format; Day 1 Will Take Place Online

The International Stadiums Poker Tour has changed the format for its inaugural event at Wembley Stadium in London. Day 1 will take place online across a number of partnering poker rooms.

Top 10 Stories of 2012: #1, PokerStars Acquires Assets of Full Tilt Poker

PokerNews' No. 1 story of 2012 is PokerStars' deal with the Department of Justice to acquire the assets of Full Tilt Poker.

Top 10 Stories of 2012: #3, Howard Lederer Breaks Year-Long Silence in the Lederer Files

After more than a year of silence, Howard Lederer spoke for the first time this past September in the renowned Lederer Files interview series with PokerNews.

The Lederer Files: Outstanding Member Loans, Groupe Bernard Tapie Complications

In Part 6 of an exclusive interview series with, Howard Lederer reveals startling information about the outstanding loans of some of the owners of Full Tilt Poker.

Blair Hinkle Discusses Return of $1 Million Trapped on Full Tilt Poker

Blair Hinkle had more than $1 million stuck on Full Tilt Poker after Black Friday. After PokerStars' purchased FTP's assets, it appears Hinkle will get all of it back.

Full Tilt Poker Attorney Jeff Ifrah Discusses PokerStars' Purchase of FTP

We talk with Jeff Ifrah, one of the lawyers retained by Full Tilt Poker after Black Friday, shortly after news broke that a deal had been solidified with PokerStars.

ISPT to Host 30,000 Poker Players at Wembley Stadium in London from May 31 - June 6, 2013

The first edition of the International Stadium Poker Tour will take place from May 31st till June 6th, 2013, at the legendary Wembley Stadium in London.

The Weekly Turbo: Ivey Eyes Player of the Year, Antonius Promotes Poker Site, and More

A look at the week's top poker news stories including Phil Ivey's run at Player of the Year, a new sponsorship deal for Patrik Antonius, and more.

The Nightly Turbo: Bernard Tapie's Tournament, Teaching Poker in High School, and More

Groupe Bernard Tapie announced the dates for the International Stadiums Poker Tour, and Anthony Holden is calling for UK schools to teach poker.

Five Thoughts: Ivey Returns to the World Series of Poker

After skipping the entire 2011 World Series of Poker, Phil Ivey has finally returned to the Rio.

FTP Subsidiary, Orinic Limited, Withdraws Application with AGCC

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission released a statement that FTP subsidiary, Orinic Limited, has withdrawn their request for a category 2 gaming license.

The Nightly Turbo: Annette Obrestad Joins Lock Poker, Full Tilt Developments, and More

Annette Obrestad joined Lock Poker's pro team, and there were major developments in the potential sale of Full Tilt 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.

“New Full Tilt Limited" Incorporated in Ireland

According to records obtained on, which offers Irish company and director searches, a “software consultancy and supply” company known as “New Full Tilt Limited” was incorporated on February 14, 2012.

Black Friday Chronicles: Looking Back One Year Later

PokerNews looks back at April 15, 2011, and the ramifications the events have had on the poker industry.

The Black Friday Timeline: One Year Without Online Poker

To help make sense of Black Friday, we’ve put together a timeline that highlights the important developments that occurred from April 15, 2011 to April 15, 2012.

The Nightly Turbo: Full Tilt Poker Granted Extension, Bodog Exits Spain, and More

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York granted another extension to FTP and other respondents of an amended civil complaint, and Bodog announced its exit from the Spanish market.

FTP, PokerStars and Absolute Receive Another Extension to Respond to Amended Complaint

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has granted another extension to the respondents of an amended civil complaint, including Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker.