The day has finally arrived.
On Friday, nearly three years after Black Friday, when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) shut down Full Tilt and seized players' bankrolls from the website, several players finally got back their money.
It's a day that will go down in poker history, and many in the industry have dubbed it "Green Friday." (Why does this stuff keep happening on Fridays, anyway?)
In place of my usual Tweets of the Week column, I've decided to join in the celebration by compiling tweets that have captured the emotion of this great day. Let's just all take a few minutes to sit back and take in that sweet smell of justice.
Wow the FTP money just hit my Bank account #HolyShit— Alex Phahurat (@LegitAP47) February 28, 2014
Yesssssssssss #shitjustgotreal— Alex Phahurat (@LegitAP47) February 28, 2014
Just made a million, got another million on my schedule #ahuh— Alex Phahurat (@LegitAP47) February 28, 2014
And I've officially been paid my #FTP money. Only took 3 years!— Max Steinberg (@MaxJSteinberg) February 28, 2014
.Feeling like a Jewish kid on Christmas since I snap sent my FTP balance to my backer after I saw the DOJ logo on Stars. Meh.— Randal Flowers (@RandALLin) February 28, 2014
I MUST be dreaming. I got the wire for my FT balance. #Gardencity— Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) February 28, 2014
Merry Chipmas (open to suggestions) everyone. Check your bank accounts! HOHOHO.— Adam Levy (@Roothlus) February 28, 2014
ACH CREDIT DOJ POKER STARS POKERPAY ON 02/28
- 1 Weeeeee
- 2 Poker Stars???— Jonathan Aguiar (@JonAguiar) February 28, 2014
Incase you all were wondering. FTP MONEY!!!!!— Chance Kornuth (@ChancesCards) February 28, 2014
I am pleased that many are finally, after so long, receiving their Full Tilt Poker money back today! Our being organized played a huge role.— Rich Muny (@RichMuny) February 28, 2014
Dan Podheiser has covered the gambling industry since 2013, but he has been an avid poker player for more than a decade, starting when he was just 14 years old. When he turned 18, he played online poker regularly on U.S.-friendly sites until Black Friday in April 2011.