Huck Seed Named to Poker Hall of Fame as Voting Paradigm Shifts

This week, Huckleberry “Huck” Seed became the 59th inductee of the Caesars-owned and WSOP-affiliated Poker Hall of Fame. The very worthy Seed has logged over $7.6 in recorded tournament earnings, unspecified millions more in cash games, and has claimed four WSOP bracelets and a 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. Add in Seed’s […]

Isai Scheinberg’s Time-Served Sentence All But Ends “Black Friday” Legal Era

Last week’s formal sentencing of PokerStars’ co-founder Isai Scheinberg to time served in his “Black Friday” plea-deal case signals the likely end of the Black Friday era of online poker, at least in a legal sense. Scheinberg’s sentencing in a federal Southern District of New York Courtroom by presiding judge Lewis A. Kaplan ended a […]

Isai Scheinberg Surrender Ends ‘Black Friday’ Era

Last week’s voluntary surrender to United States authorities by PokerStars co-founder Isai Scheinberg marks the end of a saga stretching more than a decade, all centered on the April, 2011 “Black Friday” clampdown by the US Department of Justice targeting US-facing offshore poker sites. Scheinberg was among 11 individuals charged in the sweeping Black Friday […]