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 . . .

by Ben Mezrich

On Sale: 05/20/2014

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 . . .

by Ben Mezrich

On Sale: 05/20/2014

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About the Book

The larger-than-life true tale of how a few frat brothers from Montana turned a weekly poker game in a dive bar into one of the most lucrative online companies in history

ased on extensive insider interviews, Ben Mezrich—bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House—chronicles the creation of AbsolutePoker.com, including the company's initial operations in the jungle paradise of Costa Rica where its founders lived 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 at one of the wildest business stories of the Internet age.

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Critical Praise

“The reigning cowboy of creative nonfiction.” - The Oregonian

“A breakneck retelling of how a bunch of closely knit fraternity brothers built an online poker empire. … Fast-paced and wild.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A near-perfect specimen of pulp nonfiction.” - New York Times

The action is nonstop. ... Mezrich follows [the] friends from their University of Montana frat house to Costa Rica and Canada as the young entrepreneurs’ extravagant lifestyle of booze, fast cars, and hot women spirals into death threats, auto accidents, 24-hour bodyguards, and federal indictments.” - Booklist

“Engrossing. ... I can’t wait for the movie.” - Boston Globe

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062240101
  • ISBN 10: 0062240102
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 05/20/2014
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : GAMES / Card Games / Poker
  • BISAC2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  • BISAC3 : COMPUTERS / Programming / Games

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