PokerStars Enjoys Uncontested Launch in Regulated Michigan Market, But…

Having a monopoly in a market with years of pent-up consumer demand ought to be a recipe for easy success, and that’s exactly what PokerStars has enjoyed in the first two weeks of real-money online poker play in Michigan. While the Michigan Gaming Control Board has yet to issue any formal revenue updates for online […]

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 […]