Sunday, April 24, 2011

Post 'Black Friday' - The aftermath?

What to do now..
Black Friday. Usually associated with a big after-Thanksgiving sale that happens once a year, with everything going for dirt cheap. Ask any serious online poker player what they think about 'Black Friday' now, and I guarantee you, you'll be met with sad/angry looks and remarks.

Personally, I wasn't affected too badly by Black Friday, seeing as I only possessed several hundred dollars collectively on my online poker accounts, but there are many poker playing friends I have which were hurt badly by this turn of events. One friend of mine just recently signed a lease for a home which he was planning on owning, but because of what happened he no longer has means to pay for it, or even the apartment he currently resides in. I have also read many personal accounts of how this has affected the poker community as a whole, and I must say, that many people will be out jobs and means to make money.

Many people are considering moving out of the US to be able to play online poker, I on the other hand am just going to move back to the live arena. I'll be able to see much less hands an hour, but seeing as it's just a side-income for me, this disaster hasn't struck me as badly as others.

Now some links:
Online players - before and after! - A thread on 2p2 that makes light of the entire situation
US poker sites charged with illegal gambling - Thread from Black Friday to now about the situation

21 comments:

  1. Interesting. Also nice tits :D

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  2. That picture made reading this article take three times as long...

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  3. Would playing through a proxy work? you may have mentioned that but i found your picture a little distracting

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  4. It is a terrible thing...not only for the poker players but the fact that they can go ahead and just uproot established sites for whatever reasons..

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  5. hold up, I don't understand, how does black Friday have anything to do with online poker?

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  6. black friday is the term used to describe 4/15/2011, or the shutdown of online poker

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  7. i must of read every senstance twice because of that picture distracting me. kkeep up the good post

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  8. When I saw this post, I instantly thought of Rebecca Black. That chick has penetrated my mind, I hate it. I wasn't hit too hard by the poker associated "Black Friday" either, but I'm sure my Dad was, he liked using PokerStars.

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  9. I go to this site for the pics now

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  10. does it shut down because of taxes?

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  11. Yeah! Too bad about online poker. Live arenas are very engaging though. That's a hot looking girl.

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  12. A friend of mine in college has a couple hundred tied up right now because of this. I didn't think it had THAT big of an effect on people. Wow.

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  13. Great picture..makes reading pretty hard

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  14. You should change the pic, I could barely get through your post with it. =)

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  15. The internet has friend my brain - I read 'Friday', saw a girl with dark hair, & instantly muted by computer in case Rebecca Black started screeching from it.

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  16. i did not read the article, i was too distracted :P

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