The feds attack online poker, killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry.
April 15, 2011 is known as Black Friday in the online-poker world, the day the feds seized the assets and shut down the three biggest companies serving the American market -- PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker. Among the people affected: Walter Wright, a former Houstonian who was making ... More >>
Humble resident Jonathan Tamayo says his mother didn't approve when he started gambling online a few years ago, but after winning $352,832 in the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas earlier this month, he says, "she warmed up to it." The 23-year-old hasn't had the need to use his hos ... More >>