Black Friday


3 Types of Publicity That Poker Does Not Need Right Now

Poker has been on the upswing in recent years. With so much going for it, there’s been a lot of talk in the poker community about what’s good for poker. With that said, we’re pretty sure there’s universal agreement on the types of things that would be classified as bad for poker.

Here’s a list of three hypothetical situations that would undeniably set poker back in its quest for mainstream recognition and acceptance. Let’s hope they can be avoided!

Where the Hell Is Chris Ferguson?

Can you believe it’s been 2.5 years since Black Friday and we’ve STILL not heard from Chris Ferguson?! Once one of poker’s hottest commodities and best-known names, the former professional poker player and part owner of Full Tilt Poker remains off the grid until this very day. This is a call for the man who had lovingly and reverently been referred to as “Jesus” to finally come forward and speak to the poker world.

Wanna Bet Whether Full Tilt Poker Goes Back Online?

Many Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog readers used to play on Full Tilt Poker before they disappeared from the online poker landscape. The rumor mill has been churning ever since as to the future of the former #2 online poker room, with plenty of trending topics of discussion, including “Where’s Phil Ivey?”, a possible European buyout of the site, and the potential of frozen monies to be returned to the players.

Full Tilt Poker Gaming License Suspended; Site Disappears

In a shocking development, Full Tilt Poker has had its eGambling license suspended indefinitely by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). Ordering them to cease operations immediately, all activity on Full Tilt Poker did just that; it just stopped! Whether they were in the middle of a big hand or on the verge of winning a tournament, Full Tilt Poker players worldwide witnessed the end of the site in real time.

Black Friday Fallout Claims DoylesRoom – World Series of Poker Starts Tomorrow

First PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker/UB; and now DoylesRoom. Like a set of dominoes, online poker’s biggest rooms continue to falter in the face of the US Department of Justice. DoylesRoom.com was among 10 additional domain names seized recently by the DOJ, which seems hell-bent on preventing Americans from playing poker or any other online casino games, even from the privacy of their own homes.