Last week we wrote that Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo is about to leave the US for an island in the Mediterranean sea, Malta. Yesterday, Justin Bonomo commented on the move to Malta and how Black Friday has affected his life. For example: Bonomo said that he never considered a move before Black Friday and that he has a huge chunk of his bankroll stuck online.
A lot of paper work and accounting to sort out before the move..
"I have a lot of financial accounting to do. I have to figure out what to do with my furniture and my apartment (I think a couple of friends are going to live here with my stuff). Malta is actually going through immigration reform right now, so I have a pretty good idea of what was required, but that might all be changing as I sit here. There are a lot of documents I need to get in order. On Thursday, I'm going to the FBI to get my fingerprints taken to get the criminal background check that Malta requires. I've never been arrested or anything, so it should just be a formality. That's just one example of the many documents I'll need."
Never considered leaving US before Black Friday
"Before Black Friday, I never would have considered moving abroad. I have a girlfriend here whom I love very much, a great group of friends that live in Panorama Towers with me, and all of my family is here."
Six-figure amount trapped at Full Tilt Poker
"I don't want to give an exact number, but the amount I have trapped online is six figures. It's a very large chunk of my total bankroll. I think Black Friday showed how perfectly run a company PokerStars is. The other sites could learn a thing or two from them. They have consistently made the best decision while keeping their players happy for a decade."