Sports athletes who are also decent poker players
Categories: live poker, online poker Posted on: 21 Oct 2020 199 0
Estimate reading time time: 3 min, 477 words

Sports athletes who are also decent poker players

Though Shane Warne may not be a widely known name in the United States, he is a legendary cricket player and is well known around in many countries. Since retirement from cricket, he has taken to poker and has enjoyed a decent amount of success, with over $152,000 in live earnings. This...

Top 10 gambling movies
Categories: other Posted on: 19 Nov 2020 225 0
Estimate reading time time: 3 min, 541 words

Top 10 gambling movies

This is a collection of the ten greatest gambling movies we've seen, evaluated, and finally included on our list of all time. Both poker and casino-style games are covered in these films, so there is plenty for all to enjoy. "21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were...

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 2 Oct 2020 228 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 859 words

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal

Frank Lawrence "Lefty" Rosenthal was a sports handicapper, Chicago Outfit partner, and a former Las Vegas casino executive (June 12, 1929-October 13, 2008). He had received the mocking nickname "Lefty" because at a hearing on gambling and organized crime, he had cited the Fifth Amendment thirty-seven times, even invoking his...

Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads-up challenge
Categories: bets, live poker, online poker Posted on: 3 Nov 2020 230 1
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 290 words

Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads-up challenge

Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu are days out from one of the longest-standing poker feuds, and viewers will get to see the first part of the game live from the PokerGo Studio on Nov. 4. The majority of the No-Limit Hold'em heads-up challenge will take place online at WSOP.com, but the...

Jean-Robert Bellande interview
Categories: interviews, live poker, online poker, video Posted on: 4 Sep 2020 244 0

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.

Tropicana casino history
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 24 Aug 2020 246 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 870 words

Tropicana casino history

Las Vegas was halfway through a recession. It was April 1957, and two years earlier the town had still come to terms with the opening of five major resorts. The Dunes, the Riviera, New Frontier, Royal Nevada and Moulin Rouge had all fought through changes of ownership, some falling into...

High Rollers - High Risk?
Categories: documentary, offline casinos, video Posted on: 9 Aug 2020 251 0

High Rollers - High Risk?

Linton Besser explores Australia's campaign to lure overseas gamblers, and the consequences of that policy. Building casinos may be a lucrative business. The industry here is estimated to be producing about five billion dollars a year. Most of that money comes from average Australians, but businesses that operate casinos are...

The Million Dollar Deal
Categories: documentary, live poker, video Posted on: 5 Sep 2020 263 0

The Million Dollar Deal

A World Series Of Poker documentary. Featuring Andrew Black, Donnacha O'Dea, Mike Magee, "Nuts" Martyn Wilson, Mark Napolitano, Amarillo Slim, Scotty Nguyen, Ulliott & Matt Damon, Dave "Devilfish" Compiled by John Hurt.

Mike McDonald $200,000 free throw bet
Categories: bets Posted on: 19 Aug 2020 271 0
Estimate reading time: less than 1 min, 126 words

Mike McDonald $200,000 free throw bet

Can poker player Mike McDonald (the 30-year-old has more than $13 million in live tournament cashes) soon replace Steph Curry (90.56% from the free-throw line, all time NBA free-trow % table) on the Golden State Warriors? Probably not, but if he is to win a crazy prop bet he has...