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August 22, 2014

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Online poker industry still reeling two years after federal ‘Black Friday’ crackdown

It wasn't so long ago that the American internet poker community was a thriving, vibrant scene where brilliant young college kids could win millions from their dorm rooms. But two years ago today, the US Justice Department raided the three most popular poker sites — PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker — and summarily shut them down, seizing about 76 bank accounts in 14 countries and five domain names.

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