Mike McDonald $200,000 free throw bet
Categories: bets Posted on: 19 Aug 2020 252 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...

The Million Dollar Deal
Categories: documentary, live poker, video Posted on: 5 Sep 2020 240 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.

High Rollers - High Risk?
Categories: documentary, offline casinos, video Posted on: 9 Aug 2020 230 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 Brains vs. AI Challenge (NLHE Libratus poker bot)
Categories: documentary, online poker, video Posted on: 12 Sep 2020 202 0

The Brains vs. AI Challenge (NLHE Libratus poker bot)

Libratus is an artificial intelligence computer program designed to play poker, specifically heads up no-limit Texas hold 'em. If you wondered about heads up LHE, forget it. It's solved by 100 per cent. But there is still a long way to go for NLHE and once again Carnegie Mellon challenges...

Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads-up challenge
Categories: bets, live poker, online poker Posted on: 3 Nov 2020 200 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...

Top 10 gambling movies
Categories: other Posted on: 19 Nov 2020 199 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...

Tropicana casino history
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 24 Aug 2020 194 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...

Jean-Robert Bellande interview
Categories: interviews, live poker, online poker, video Posted on: 4 Sep 2020 193 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.

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 2 Oct 2020 191 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...