American online poker players were dealt a bad beat on Friday April 15, 2010, that is now being called the Black Friday of online poker, where 3 major online poker sites went dark to American Players. The sites that were affected are Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker/Ultimate Bet. The question remain, Will they ever see their money that they have on these sites?
The following is taken from a report on businessinsider.com
After the three biggest poker websites in the U.S. were shut down on Friday, the big question that every gambler wants answered is: "What about my money?"
Thousands of players had money on deposit with these websites — money that had been won or not yet gambled, and still technically belongs to the customers.
With the websites offline, gamblers have now lost access to those accounts. According to posters on some poker forums, a few players were able to request a withdraw of their money before the sites went completely dark, but since that usually involves the printing and mailing of a physical check, no one knows for sure if they'll ever see that cash. [read more]