Category: interviews

Interview with a Compulsive Gambler
Categories: interviews, video 31 Jul 2022 74

Interview with a Compulsive Gambler

Interview and photograph of Daniel, a compulsive gambler in New York City, by Soft White Underbelly. Compulsive gambling, often known as gambling disorder, is the uncontrolled need to continue gambling despite the negative consequences. Gambling involves putting something valuable at risk in the expectation of gaining something even more valuable.

Is poker being killed by training sites?
Categories: interviews, online poker, video 5 Nov 2021 97

Is poker being killed by training sites?

Highlights from Taylor Caby's appearance on the Doug Polk Podcast. Topics covered include the early days of internet poker, the influence of training sites on the game, and much more. Caby is an American poker player and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of CardRunners, the poker training website. Taylor...

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video 7 May 2021 100

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob

Timothy Francis Donaghy is a disgraced former NBA referee who served in the league for 13 seasons from 1994 to 2007, before he was caught up in a gambling scandal. Donaghy officiated in 772 regular season games and 20 playoff games during his NBA career. Donaghy retired from the league on...

Archie Karas interview
Categories: gambling history, interviews, live poker, video 24 Apr 2021 115

Archie Karas interview

Archie Karas, a gambler who started with $50 in 1995 and made it into $40 million in three years, only to lose it all in three weeks. Man with one of the most outstanding streaks in gambling history tells his life story. Article about Karas

Mike Matusow $783,000 debt
Categories: interviews, live poker, online poker, video 29 Sep 2021 162

Mike Matusow $783,000 debt

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is one of poker's most controversial figures. Some find his outbursts, antics, and frequent talking at the tables amusing, while others find it incredibly bothersome. But, whether you like him or despise him, Matusow is one-of-a-kind. Mike has established quite a poker career over the years, becoming fairly...

Frank Cullotta (Frank Marino) on famous "Casino" scenes
Categories: crime, interviews, video 24 May 2021 195

Frank Cullotta (Frank Marino) on famous "Casino" scenes

Frank Cullotta was an American mobster who lived from december 14, 1938 to august 20, 2020. With friend and mobster Tony Spilotro(Nicky Santoro), he operated for the Chicago Outfit and was a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang robbery ring in Las Vegas. After his arrest in 1982, he...

Jean-Robert Bellande interview
Categories: interviews, live poker, online poker, video 4 Sep 2020 262

Jean-Robert Bellande interview

Jean-Robert Bellande is among the high stakes poker community's most beloved participants. Bellande's fame exploded as a contestant on Survivor's fifteenth season: Survivor China. He talks here about playing the highest stakes without a bankroll, his history and life purpose.