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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/13/21): 10th Anniversary of Black Friday with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth

By Bernard Lee
April 14, 2021

10th Anniversary of Black Friday (4/15/11)

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee reminisces about the tenth anniversary of Black Friday (4/15/11), the shutdown of online poker in the United States.

This show aired 10 years ago on April 19, 2011.  First, Bernard reviews the timeline of online poker in the United States. Next, Bernard spoke with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth to get his perspective of Black Friday.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show where Bernard Lee reminisces about the tenth anniversary of Black Friday (4/15/11), the shutdown of online poker in the United States, speaking with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth.
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5:30Bernard replays the news from ten years ago about Black Friday (4/15/11), the shutdown of online poker in the United States.
9:10Bernard and Steve Buchanan review the poker news, including Black Friday, ten years ago prior to Black Friday.
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16:43Bernard reviews the timeline of online poker in the United States including Black Friday.
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29:53Bernard interviews poker journalist, BJ Nemeth.
30:25BJ joins the show.
30:41BJ reveals his initial reaction and how he found out about the initial effects of Black Friday.
31:51BJ discusses how Black Friday will affect live poker, including World Poker Tour and WSOP.
36:12BJ speculates about how many professional poker players will consider moving to other countries to play online poker.
41:34BJ discuss the situation of player’s funds in the online poker for US players.
43:48BJ analyzes the situation of online sites such as PokerStars and Full Tilt after Black Friday.
53:28BJ talks about short term effect, such as live poker including WSOP qualifiers, WSOP main event and poker television shows.
Black Friday

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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