At the ten 12 months anniversary of the day that nearly ended poker, a few of poker’s best took toTwitter to replicate on the final decade.
Twitter poker legend KevMath received us began with how most individuals had been made conscious of what was occurring on that day:
The Black Friday thread on 2+2 https://t.co/smbK05qvKe
— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) April 15, 2021
The industry was very totally different again then:
It’s been 10-years since #BlackFriday modified poker eternally. Today solely a handful of gamers have on-line poker sponsorship offers. Back then 339 gamers had a cope with both Full Tilt Poker (233 execs) or PokerStars (106 execs).
— James Sullivan (@JD_Sully) April 15, 2021
Bet Raise Fold documentary producer and Deucescracked founder Jay Rosenkrantz was one in all many individuals with reflective Twitter threads:
April 15, 2011. The finish of on-line poker in America. A mirrored image thread👇
— Jay Rosenkrantz (@jayrosenkrantz) April 15, 2021
Short and candy for Cardrunners founder Taylor Caby:
10 years out from Black Friday.
The solely scorching take I’ve is that the way in which it performed out was inevitable. Huge market + “a few winners take most” industry dynamics + murky authorized standing + misaligned incentives for regulation (too few profit) = some sort of eventual collapse. (ctd)
— Taylor Caby (@taylorcaby) April 15, 2021
Danielle Andersen turned one of many faces of Black Friday after her look in Bet Raise Fold:
This was taken a couple of week earlier than our world was turned the other way up by Black Friday. Current life is great however I dunno…nonetheless feels unhealthy man. 🥺#TenYears #BlackFriday #FreeOnlinePoker pic.twitter.com/nNWHNH4JJP
— Danielle Andersen (@dmoongirl) April 15, 2021
It wasn’t all unhealthy, our buddies at pokerfuse actually launched on Black Friday so yesterday was their tenth birthday:
Black Friday is a day when the web poker industry was decimated; a vital wound which—whereas removed from deadly—nonetheless has lasting and lingering impacts as we speak.
Yet for us it is usually a day for celebration: April fifteenth is our birthdayhttps://t.co/KhFNaKq0dV
— pokerfuse (@pokerfuse) April 15, 2021
Indeed, lots of people now realise that for no matter cause, Black Friday was the perfect factor that had ever occurred to them:
Black Friday was probably the perfect factor that ever occurred to me AMA
— Jon Aguiar (@JonAguiar) April 15, 2021
And it was at the least the explanation for the best joke in poker Twitter historical past (for context, Galfond owned two New York penthouses with a slide running between them on the time):
— David Lyons (@kalooki) April 15, 2021
Our pal Robbie Strazynski hosted Mike Matusow, Steve Ruddock and Eric Hollresier for a roundtable reflecting on Black Friday.
He additionally hosted Daniel Negreanu and James Dempsey for a second spherical of reflection:
If you have an interest, yours actually additionally began a Twitter thread wanting again on that fateful day:
I used to be in a really fascinating place 10 years in the past as we speak for Black Friday. I used to be at Dusk Till Dawn working for @PokerNews protecting the @partypoker Big Game, a televised money sport. It featured a variety of Full Tilt and PokerStars execs. It was an actual snapshot of the industry
— Barry Carter (@Barry_Carter) April 15, 2021
There had been a number of classes to study from Black Friday, however this straightforward reminder about not holding your total internet price in anybody place appears to be an important one:
Black Friday: The poker world’s yearly reminder to by no means hold cash the place it may be simply seized by the whims of presidency douchebags.
— TonyDunstTV (@tonydunsttv) April 15, 2021
Though possibly we learnt nothing from the final ten years in any respect:
I’ll rejoice the ten 12 months anniversary of on-line poker being shut down in America by buying an imaginary Dogecoin for 11 cents #doge
— Joey Ingram #ardour 🃏 (@Joeingram1) April 15, 2021
And if nothing else, these of us nonetheless in poker can replicate on the truth that all of us survived a seemingly industry ending occasion:
Sort of stunned to not see a bunch of emotional #BlackFriday posts as we speak. The concept of “survivorship bias” in poker comes up loads, and possibly it is becoming on this context. If you had been there for Black Friday, and you are still really right here 10 years later? YOU FUCKING DID IT 🥳🥂
— thegroupie (@thegroupie) April 15, 2021
Finally, one hell of a scoop for Lance Bradley of PocketFives, who managed to interview PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg on Black Friday and life after it:
I’ve been chasing this interview for 12 years and I’ve been consumed by penning this piece for months now. My unique with PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg.https://t.co/NX2fJQB9kG
— Lance Bradley (@Lance_Bradley) April 15, 2021
What had been your recollections of that day? Let us know within the feedback: