Tag Archives: Black Friday
- Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom to forfeit $300k in Black Friday deal
July 12, 2017
Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom has agreed to forfeit $300k as part of his Black Friday plea deal with US federal prosecutors. In February, Scott Tom returned to US shores to face multiple felony charges filed nearly six years earlier by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of...
- Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom pleads Black Friday felonies down to single misdemeanor
June 6, 2017
Former Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom is a step closer to resolving his outstanding criminal charges filed by US prosecutors in the 2011 Black Friday online poker indictments. On May 31, Tom (pictured) reached a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge in connection with...
- Absolute Poker players to be reunited with long lost funds
April 10, 2017
Online poker players left high and dry by the 2011 collapse of Absolute Poker could yet find salvation courtesy of PokerStars’s former owners, with a little help from the US Department of Justice. On Monday, Joon H. Kim, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, issued...
- Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom returns to US to face Black Friday charges
February 24, 2017
Absolute Poker founder Scott Tom has returned to US shores to resolve his lingering federal charges stemming from the April 15, 2011 Black Friday online poker crackdown. On Thursday, Reuters reported that Tom (pictured) had appeared in a Manhattan federal court, where he entered a plea of not guilty on...
- Ex-PokerStars payments director Paul Tate spared jail time
November 29, 2016
Former PokerStars exec Paul Tate has dodged jail time for his role in the events that precipitated the Black Friday online poker indictments. On Monday, Tate appeared in a Manhattan federal court, where US District Judge Lewis Kaplan ordered Stars' former payments director to forfeit $119k but spared Tate from...
- Hills’ largest shareholder slams Amaya merger talk; Paul Tate guilty plea
October 13, 2016
The largest shareholder of UK betting operator William Hill has publicly opposed the company merging with Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars. Last Friday, word broke that Hills and Amaya were considering a “merger of equals” that would create an omni-channel gambling behemoth. On Thursday,...