While the events of Black Friday have all but destroyed the online poker industry in America, the market continues to flourish in Europe. Industry experts predicted that the market would go belly-up around the entire world, but players across the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe continue to play at online poker sites, including Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and Poker Stars.
The American government seized all three domains, not only restricting players from American online poker players but also players in Europe and the rest of the world. To combat the issue, each company launched their own .eu and .co.uk domains to allow non-American players to continue their online poker activities.
Industry analysts believed that poker players around the world would abandon the sites, due to their sullied names. However, the fact still remains that Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker are two of the biggest names in the industry, providing some of the most advanced and sophisticated software. Players would be hard-pressed to find any other sites comparable to these.
Because of this, the websites are now expected to continue raking in profits from players not located in the United States, whereas they were previously thought to suffer from lost profits.