Straight Flush Straight Flush

Straight Flush

The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire--and How It All Came Crashing Down . . .

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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House—the sources for the film The Social Network and 21—comes the larger-than-life rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world. 

Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, Straight Flush tells of the company’s initial operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica—where its founders embraced an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money—and of the gray area of U.S. and international law in which they created an industry. Soon, the U.S. Department of Justice was gunning for them… Should they fold—or double down and ride their hot hand? Impossible to put down, Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2013
May 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Anjan the king ,

Excellent book

Is book reminds me of the glory days for this author, as I was turned off by Sex on the Moon and others. Tis books is fantastic and a page turner. You will not put it down, and if you read in bed at night like I do, you will lose a night of sleep. Great job, Ben, keep it up. AC

El Presidento ,

Reads more like a movie...

The story was interesting and entertaining but I felt like I was reading a movie pitch rather than an historical account of an amazing series of events.

Denoyelles ,

Straight Flush

This is another great book by Mezrich. All his books clearly stand for reality is greater than fiction. One could not make up this story.

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