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Poker and Gambling Quotes on High Roller Radio

Hey High Rollers, working on a new page of Poker Quotes and have provided a few below.  Enjoy, and please be sure to check out the site www.highrollerradio.net

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“Well, it gives me a bit of table presence that others don’t have.  And it helps, because wearing a coat and tie reminds me to stay disciplined.”
– Crandall Addigton, on his wearing a Stetson at the poker table.

“Well, I could have won.  We played back and forth for a long time and finlly a hand came up where, if I had won this hand, I would have broke Johnny.  I had a big lead on him in chips anyway.  I flopped three sevens and he slow played two aces.  He checked the flop and the turn and, even there was an ace on the river, I was convinced I had him.  That was a hand I’ll never forget.  Then we played and played and finally I tried to win with a pair, but he had turned a set of threes on me and that was the end of the game.”
– Crandall Addington, on finishing second to Johnny Moss at the 1974 World Series of Poker main event.

“He returned to Dallas (in 1945) to find one nice surprise…most of his cronies had added a new game to their repertoire – hold’em.  The high action game had spread quickly across the south.  Johnny never let on that hold’em was one of the first games he ever learnt.  He simply asked them how it was played and had a picnic as people across the south tried to teach him.”
– 
Don Jenkins, from his book on Johnny Moss.

“Ill be damned – this is funny.”
– Believed to be the last words of Doc Holliday, legendary Faro and poker player, who died in 1887 of ill health.  Seems he was surprised his death was not the result of bullets.  (From the outstanding book, Ghosts at the Table by Des Wilson.)

A Gambler’s Word
“They are not brace enough to take the name, but they are always ready for part of the game.  A gambler’s word is as good as his bond, and that is more than I can say of many businessmen who stand very high in the community.  I would rather take a true gambler’s word than the bond of many businessmen who are today counted worth thousands.  The gambler will pay when he has money, which many good church members will to.”
– George Devol, legendary riverboat gambler who had a knack for chesting cheaters, from his autobiography.

“To be a Road Gambler you had to do four things:
1) Find the game
2) Beat the game
3) Not get arrested
4) Not get robbed”
– 
Amarillo Slim Preston

Poker Quotes
“I’ve never seen anyone grow humpbacked carrying away the money they won from me.”
– ‘Poker Alice’ Tubbs 

“Oh Grace, don’t you know, the Queens always beat the Straights in this house.”
– Will, from the show Will & Grace following a ‘Home Game’

“Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.”
— Bruce Dern 

(Note: We thank Des Wilson and his wonderful book Ghosts at the Table for the source of some of these quotes.  Highly recommended book.)

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1998 Main Event – Year of Dreams

Susie Isaacs – Ladies Legend

The 1998 WSOP – The Year of Dreams

By: Derrick Oliver-Dewan

The World Series of Poker has produced a number of remarkable stories of fate over the years and two of the best ever come from the 1998 main event.   Perhaps, the most famous anecdote comes from Mike Matusow and his book Checkraising the Devil, when he opted not to play the world championship that year because he had a dream ‘The Prince of Poker’ Scotty Nguyen would win the event and the $1 million that went with it.  Confident his vision was accurate, Matusow gave half his buy-in, $5000, to Nguyen so that he could play instead.  His friends and family thought he was ‘Nuts’ but ‘The Mouth’ was confident, maintaining to this day he never doubted his decision for a second, not once, because he had a dream and saw the outcome vividly.   The rest, as they say, is history; Nguyen defeated Florida’s Kevin McBride heads-up to win, uttering one of the most famous quotes in poker in the process, “You call, it’s gonna be all over baby.”  McBride did call and it was over and Matusow collected $333,333, his agreed to share for helping Nguyen enter the tournament.

Well, 1998 produced another phenomenal story involving one of the most recognizable names in women’s poker, ladies legend Susie Isaacs.  Isaacs, from Nashville, Tennessee, started battling the boys at the World Series of Poker in 1986 and has certainly left her mark; 15 money finishes including back-to-back Ladies Champinships in 1996 and 1997.  A year later, she would come oh so close to joining Poker Hall of Famer Barbara Enright as the only woman to ever reach the main event final table.  Enright finished 5th three years earlier and might have won the thing if her pocket 8’s weren’t outdrawn by an opponent’s 6,3 offsuit.  Isaacs bubbled the final table in ’98 finishing 10th but she wasn’t even supposed to be playing, as she told us on High Roller Radio:

“I had been studying No Limit Hold’em for a number of years and felt like I was ready for the main event.  Back in those days, they had a number of super satellites where a number of players would qualify for the tournament.  I had been struggling to qualify and I had just enough money left for a single-table satellite and I had to win that just to get into the super satellite.  Well, I came up against this yahoo fella who was riding a rush and on a winning streak.  You can avoid guys like that but not when you’re heads-up against them and sure enough he ran an under quality hand against my Ace Queen and busted me.

“So, I was headed to the parking lot, resigned to the fact I wouldn’t be playing the main event, when out of nowhere I heard my name being called.  Low and behold it was the guy who just busted me and I was a bit annoyed because he just took my last buy-in.  His name was Bill Story and he asked me if I was playng that night’s super-satellite.  I, of course, said ‘No’ and pointed out that he had ruined my chances.  Then he says, ‘I had a dream last week that you made the money n the main event and I want to put you into tonight’s super and give you another bullet as well.’  Sure enough I won the seat!  Mr. Story said he wasn’t surprised and, in fact, he and his wife flew in from Oklahoma to cheer me on the final day of the world championship in 1998.”

An incredible story from an incredible player.  “I am a student of the game and I try to never stop learning ,” says Isaacs, who admits things have changed drastically from her heyday.   “Compared to today, poker was minute back then.  When I finished 10th there were just 376 entries.”

Regarding her back-to-back WSOP Ladies titles, she shrugs off any comaprisons to Johnny Moss, Stu Ungar or Doyle Brunson, who all captured world championships back-to-back.  “I have made it in the poker world, however your comparison is way off base;  my two bracelets are in the Ladies event and, much like the seniors event, that doesn’t really factor into the bracelet race because not everyone can play them.”

Isaacs is still a regular at the RIO come June and July and still plays at a high calibre.  She’s  cashed a few times in recent years but admits the older she gets the tougher it gets.  “The events nowadays are three or four days long and on Day 1 and Day 2 I fare well.  I am very tired by Day 3.”

Watch out for Susie Isaacs in 2014!

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Did you know? Poker/Gambling Anecdotes.

 

Hey High Rollers, we love to bring you little gems of gaming goodness so, with that in mind, here are a number of Did you know?’s…poker/gambling tidbits from the site www.highrollerradio.net

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– Joe Hachem, an Australian, was the last player to win the title at its original home, Binion’s.

– Tom McEvoy defeated Rodney Pete heads-up in one of the longest heads-up battles in World Series of Poker history (roughly 8 hours).  He’s co-authored more than a dozen poker books and was elected into the Poker Hall of Fame in the Class of 2013, alongside Scotty Nguyen.

– A name synonymous with poker, gambling and extravagant prop bets.  One of the greatest gamblers of all-times, Amarillo Slim was one of the first ‘known’ players to try and take the game mainstream; from underground, and sometimes shady, card rooms to the masses.  After winning the 1972 World Championship, he appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He also guested on other television shows, like 60 MinutesGood Morning America, the Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder and he was in the movie California Split, which was directed by Robert Altman and starred George Segal and Elliot Gould.

– Howard Schwartz of the world-renowned Gamblers Book Club, a Las Vegas institution, was a guest on High Roller Radio and told us about the making of California Split:  “Slim wouldn’t take any direction from the director and demanded to use his own lines in the movie.  They left all of it in!  It was more genuine poker lingo than the script.” 

– World Series of Poker bracelets owned by Amarillo Slim
• 1972.  $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship (prize money -$60,000)
• 1974.  $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (prize money – $11,100)
• 1985.  $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha (prize money – $85,000)
• 1990. $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha (prize money – $142,000)

– Doyle Brunson’sSuper/System had a different title when it was first published in 1978.  It was called, How I Made Over $1,000,000 Playing Poker.

Fun Facts
The famous Gamblers Book Club received a credit in the movie Rounders, starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Jonothan Turturo and featuring a cameo by 2-time WSOP Main Event Champion Johnny Chan.

Poker Quotes
“Poker is like sex.  Everyone thinks they’re great at it but most don’t have a clue!”
– Dutch Boyd


“If there wasn’t any action around he’d play Solitaire – and bet against himself.”
– Groucho Marx (…about his brother Chico)

What’s in a Name? 
Moneymaker’s ancestors made silver and gold coins for a living and chose the name “Moneymaker” as a modification of their German last name, “Nurmacher”

Book  
Moneymaker:  How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker

“Not too many players try to bluff me.  If there’s going to be bluffing or stealing going on, I’m  going to be the one doing to it.”
– Johnny Chan


‘Titanic’ Thompson
Amarillo Slim is widely known to have learned many of his proposition bet schemes from Alvin Clarence Thomas, a gambler and hustler, known as ‘Titanic Thompson.’  His reputation as a golfer, card player, marksman and pool shark is legendary, his skills often compared to Merlin himself.  ‘Titanic Thompson’ travelled the USA wagering at cards, dice games, even horseshoes and he’d make enormous prop bets when he had the obvious edge.

A roving gambler in an age when gamblers carried guns for protection, it’s believed Thomas killed five men in his life; shot four of them shot in self-defence when they tried to rob him of his winnings one night.  He was also involved in a high-stakes poker game that escalated into, what was then called, the
 ‘Crime of the Century’.

Tidbit: In the wee hours, on November 4th, 1928, crime boss Arnold Rothstein lost $500,000 but welched on the payment because he believed the poker game was rigged.  And it was, by ‘Titanic Thompson!  Rothstein was murdered (not by Thompson) in what was then the ‘Crime of the Century.’ 

Fun Fact: After taking 500 bucks off a rival in a pool game one night, a spectator asked, “what’s his name?” The opponent replied, “It must be Titanic; cause he sinks everybody.”

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Did you know?

– Open-faced Chinese Poker is being offered at the 2013 WSOP, as part of the Carnivale of Poker. It’s a WSOP first and the event is expected to attract many big name pros.

– Johnny Moss, with a win at the 1971 WSOP, became the first person to have won multiple lifetime WSOP “bracelets.”  The first actual bracelet was given in 1976.  Moss was also the first person to win five lifetime bracelets, with a win at the 1975 WSOP.

– Johnny Chan, with a win in Event No. 25 at the 2005 WSOP, became the first person to win 10 lifetime WSOP bracelets, just a few days before Doyle Brunson won his 10th bracelet in Event No. 31 of that same WSOP.  Phil Hellmuth is the overall bracelet leader with 13.

– The first person to win two bracelets in the same WSOP was Johnny Moss in 1971.

– The first person to win three bracelets in the same WSOP was Walter “Puggy” Pearson, in 1973. As of the start of the 2013 WSOP, only four other players have won three bracelets in a single WSOP.

 

Puff Puff Fold – How will marijuana affect your bankroll?

Hey High Rollers, sorry it’s been a while, extremely busy at the moment…a few things on the go which is good, right?  R Scott Dinsmore has joined Team High Roller and he’s probided three excellent pieces so far…his latest deals with marijuana in poker…Puff Puff Fold, how weed will affect your bankroll.

 

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Puff, Puff, Fold – Marijuana and Poker


As marijuana becomes front page news across the country, lets take a look at how this too can effect your bankroll.

I will start by saying that I am pro “responsible” use of marijuana. And as I am sure we can argue for days factually about both sides of this issue, in the interest of this article we will make a few “assumptions”:

1. The player legally possesses marijuana.

2. The player is legally using marijuana.

Ok now that we have that straight, lets look at why we are here to play poker:

1. Have fun, blow off steam (not tilt), hang out with friends. Well then, have fun! There are numerous occassions people include things that are intoxicating. And most of them impair thinking and judgement. At this point, we are getting into personal choice and it is not my job to tell you what you can and can’t do. That is what our government is for 🙂

2. Now lets look at the professional side of this coin. If you are playing poker and your purpose is to make money, the most powerful weapon you have is your brain.

“Anything you do to limit your ability to make wise, judicious decisions is counter productive”. Drugs, alcohol, stress, lack of sleep, etc.

“Anything you do to limit your ability to make wise, judicious decisions is counter productive” to you and your bankroll.

No I am not high. Yes, I know I said that twice. It is important, remember it!

Do what you want on your own time, but THIS time belongs to your business. Why would you not give your best everytime your businesses finances are at risk?

I will not argue the legality, morality, effects, or ethics of mairjuana. What I will argue is that if you want to be a profitable poker player, you must conduct yourself and your thought process as a professional business person. You are putting your businesses finances at risk and as with any business if you do that poorly, too often you will go broke.

Lucky Flops & Safe Rivers My Friends,
Scott Dinsmore

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Did you know?

Carmen Electra hosted one of the best Sit N Show’s ever, the Strip Poker Invitational! Six ladies vied to be crowned champion and pocket the $50,000 first place prize (if they’ve still got clothes on).

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Did you know? In electronic poker, a game that features ‘live’ players but no chips or dealers, players are given 45 seconds to act.  Like online poker, stack sizes, fold, call or bet features, and your opponents stats are all displayed on a little computer monitor in front of you.  It’s like playing online poker but you can see your opponents.

Did you know? In a bid to prevent men from playing in the WSOP Ladies Championship, and every year a number of men do on principle, suggesting its unfair women have their own bracelet event, organizers will charge men $10,000 to play while women will only have to pony up $1,000.

Did you know?  Actor Eric Bruskotter, star of the movies Major League 2 & 3 and Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story, is an avid poker player and a regular at the Commerce Casino in Las Vegas.  Bruskotter doesn’t play in any Hollywood home games because he thinks they’re “lame”.

Did you know?  The Dogs Playing Poker painting series by Cassius Mracellus Coolidge, in the late 1800’s, consists of 16 different paintings (check out cover photo) They were painted as an advertising tool to sell cigars. In 2007, 2 of the original paintings sold for for $590,000. WOW.

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Is Sigmund Freud the Father of Tilt?

The Psychodynamics of Tilt

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Is Sigmund Freud the Father of Tilt?  He’s certainly considered the father of Pschodynamics and the Theory of Gambling Tilt.  What is psychodynamics?  Well, dynamic psychology studies the psychological forces that underline human behaviour, especially the relationship between conscious and unconscious motivation.  Check this out: according to Freud, the entire field focusses on emotional states in the id, ego and superego, all of which have to do with your early childhood psycho-development.  Ego, or for simplicity sake, your personality, is the core and it has to be at war with three forces; id, or instinct, superego, or belief system, and the outside world.  Freud says the outside world can include family, friends, work colleaues, and the casino.  
     So, how does that relate to gambling…or tilt?  Well, stay with me…first some history for you:
Psychodynamics was further developed by Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and Melanie Klein…then in the 1950’s an American psychiatrist built on Freud’s model to develop something called ‘transactional analysis.’  Now, physician James R. Allen says ‘cognitive behaviour therapy’,  the bread and butter of psychiatrists today, is actually derived from transactional analysis, a theory popularized in the 1964 book, Games People Play, that sold a whopping 5 million copies.  Cognitive behaiour therapy is used extensively to treat and rehabilitate compulsive gamblers throughout the world.  Gamblers of healthy mind, their ego always moves in the direction of psychic wholeness…compulsive gamblers, those who canm’t handle their emotions, see their ego go the other way….to that unhealthy state.  That’s when tilt happens. 

Let me ask you a question:  Did you have a happy childhood?  A healthy mind will always say ‘yes’ because it filters off the unhappy experiences.  Conversly, if a patient says his childhood was unhappy, that ego has failed to move towards wholeness.   It’s a concept with important implications in gambling tilt.   By nature, the human mind cannot handle negative emotion.  An unhappy childhood leads to a distorted psyche.  Gambling losses lead to gambling tilt and, even worse, chasing the losses.
     Good news, once you recognize you’re on tilt you should be able to take precautions to survive it.  Tilt comes at a cost right?  So be careful; problem and compulsive gambling is recognized as a disorder that affects about 1% of the population.   Why do gamblers, in particular problem gamblers, continue to play when they are likely to lose money?  We all know what the ‘House Edge’ is.  The casino never loses!  Well, a study at the University of Cambridge looking at gamblers’ belief systems suggests problem gambllers always fnd a way to increase their chances of winning.  They are affected differently by ‘near misses’ and their belief system promotes an ‘illusion of control.’   These near-misses cause them to play longer and bet higher and, over time, chase their losses.

(Thanks to www.GamblingHelp.Biz for these details)

Poker/Gambling Quotes on High Roller Radio

Hey High Rollers, just tidying up our poker & gambling quotes pages on the site and man oh man do we have a wide variety for you….it’s exciting too, because the site is growing.  I am now a regular contributor to Poker Player Newspaper, which is a terrific publication and it should give us some added-value exposure.  You can check out the first article on my mate Padraig Parkinson, an Irish legend, here http://www.pokerplayernewspaper.com/content/padraig-parkinson-irish-eyes-smile-poker-world-13001

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Jeopardy Champ a Student of Game Theory

Jeopardy/Game Theory Expert
Arthur Chu, a 30-year-old voice actor, won more than $100,000 in four appearances on the CBS game show Jeopardy.  Chu actively sought out Daily Double’s and abandoned conventional play by starting with the larger dollar values and working his way ‘up’ the board instead of the lowly $100 categories.  Some fans of the show were offended by his style while others praised his apparent understanding of Game Theory and concepts often employed in poker.  Here’s what this trivia whiz had to say about his approach:

“Back ion the day everybody kept their money.  It was like a cash game in poker. Once you’ve gotten enough money, why risk more money? Why make a big bet? If I know I’ve got $18,000 in the bank and someone’s like, “Hey, want to bet $8,000 that you know the answer to this question?” No. Why would I do that? Am I a gambling addict? Am I stupid?  In order to encourage big bets, Jeopardy! is now winner-take-all. Only the person in first place keeps their total at the end of the game. Everyone else gets the consolation prize. If you have $20,000 and someone else has $20,001, you get second prize, which is $2,000. If you are in third place and the two other players have $5 more than you, no matter how much money you have, you take home $1,000. There’s a very powerful incentive to be aggressive. You really do need to make sure you win the game. The most important thing isn’t the absolute number of dollars you have on the board. It’s how strongly you’re beating the other players. How far ahead are you? What’s the spread?”

“Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.”
— Bruce Dern


Philip Gruissem
Young German Pro won $4.5 million in 2013 and here he talks about one of his main motivations of late – CHARITY:

“After I had player poker nonstop for four or five years I got the point where my motivation got lost and it got boring. I thought, ‘Why am I doing this? I have a little bit of money in the bank, but why else am I doing this?’ That sucks. So I was thinking about what to do and I decided that I should try to be an effective altruist, somebody who thinks how he can help other people most effectively. I came to the conclusion that the thing I could do best right now is playing poker, that’s my skill. So if I give a 10 percent piece of my earnings to charity, the better I play the more money I can make and the more impact I can have. So that is a big motivation for me, when playing poker isn’t always fun, I get back on track and stay motivated through that.”
– Q&A w/ Card Player magazine

“The one who bets the most wins. Cards just break ties.”
– Sammy Farha

“If an opponent won’t watch you bet, then you probably shouldn’t.”
– Mike Caro
The Mad Genius of Poker

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
– Ray Kroc

“A funny thing happens when you shoot for the moon, you get there!”
– Cadillac, new commercial.

“In the game of life, the house edge is called time. In whatever we do, nature charges us for doing it in the currency of time. So we must take advantage of every moment. Every moment in life is so very precious.  You only get a fling at life for a while, then the house collects. We must get all our thrills and all our experiences while we have the opportunity. We have to go for it now! And only by taking advantage of time in this way can we get the best of it – win or lose.”
– Bob Stupak
From the forward to his book, Yes You Can WIN!

(A quick sampling for you from our Poker/Gambling Quotes pages…you’ll find more at www.highrollerradio.net under the FEATURES tab)

 

 

UFC on FOX – Fight Night: FREE winners

Hey High Rollers, Machida v Mousasi tonight UFC Fight Night on Fox…listen, we’ve got a guy, Chris de Beer, a young phenom from South Africa who is 42-17 on this show…wow.  42 wins, 17 losses….that’s money in the bank.  Would you like to bet with us?  Wager with us tonight by clicking the banner below….you’ll be set-up in No Time!   Good luck and good gambling.  Visit www.highrollerradio.net and listen to CHRIS DE BEER!!!!

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High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

PP’s a High Roller!

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

MG’s a High Roller!

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

BRAND NEW: Stuck for Valentine’s Day, need a gift for the poker player in your family? Some ideas for uyou from High Roller Radio

Gift Ideas on HRR. Enjoy.

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Charity Walk

MY uncle Bob, ‘Grandpa Bob’ will be walking 4000k for Jesse’s Journey to fight Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy…my 2nd cousin Louie is a complete High Roller! Uncle Bob too!

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SHANIAC

Great article on former guest of the show, Shane “Shaniac’ Schleger (listen to interview at www.highrollerradio.net) Check out this write up on Bluff….congrats Shane.

http://www.bluff.com/magazine/shaniac-mexico-robusto-18018/

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Fantastic PAGE: Legends of the Game, featuring anecdotes and tidbits about the best of the best in the world of professional poker/gambling. Check it out!
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Viktor Blom ‘Winning’
The man known as Isildur1 online has added a smooth $400k to his bankroll after another successful week on the virtual felt.  Blom is now up $2.2 million for the year.

Who played the largest pot in televised poker history? 


New Jersey brought in $9.46 in online gaming revenue in January, up 28% from the previous month.  The Division of Gaming Enforcement says there are 197,782 online accounts in that state.

Glitch Costs Woman $29 Million
Jennifer Carmen thought she hit a $29 million jackpot at a casino in Indiana but she left empty handed because of an apparent software glitch.  Management offered her a steak dinner as consolation.  “I don’t even like steak!” she says.  Carmen is fighting for the money she believes she deserves.  “They’re always taking my money and I don’t say: ‘Umm is that computer wrong or did you overcharge me?’”

Venetian Maccau

The Venetian Macao in China is the world’s largest casino and the third largest building in the world.  It has more than 1000 slot machines,more than 600 gaming tables and is open 24/7.   The Venetian is a huge complex with the central building standing over 40 stories high.  The price tag, a cool $1,8 billion.

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2014 WSOP Schedule

Hey High Rollers, big day!  The WSOP has officially released its schedule for the 2014 World Series of Poker at The RIO in Las Vegas.   Yes indeed, the 45th annual poker showdown for all the fame and glory, not to mention the bracelets, will kick off May 27th…pretty similar to the ’13 affair with a few key changes…most noticeably, a $10 million guarantee for the main event winner.  Wow.  There are 65 bracelet events in all.  Will Hellmuth get his 14th bracelet?  What about Ivey?  So exciting…listen, I love this time of year….absolutely LOVE it

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Another change; events will commence at 4p.m. which will allow for 10 levels of play to be completed the night before, get the idea down to a more manageable size.  There will be a mixed game event offered at a buy-in of $1500 and another at $10,000…last year the mixed games were 5k buy-ins.  “We have tweaked our schedule and feel very good about the opportunities it presents poker players of all levels,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel, who will oversee the tournament for the ninth straight year. “Now in its tenth consecutive year at the Rio, we believe operationally we have optimized the experience to provide players maximum choice and comfort and can’t wait to open the doors May 27.”

The Millionaire Maker is back.  The winner will take home a minimum of $ million…pretty cool.  Benny Chen won it last year, a Mississauga, Ontario native.  The $10,000 main event will have three starting flights beginning July 5. Players start with 30k in chips, with 2 hour levels…they’ll play down to 9 then return for The November Nine Nov. 10 and 11.

Organizers are capping the $1 million buy-in Big One For One Drop to 56 entrants.  June 29, it starts and the winner will likely pocket close to $20 million.  Wow.

“For ten years we have tried to raise the bar on tournament poker,” saidWSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “There is real optimism 2014 can be our biggest year yet with an anticipated $200 million in prize money to be paid out this summer. With new satellites and daily tournaments exclusively onWSOP.com and a plethora of side events, there is more reason than ever to make the trip to poker mecca.”

Players can pre-register for the 2014 WSOP now. In person registration can be done at the Rio main casino cage starting Mar. 1.

Good luck & Good gambling!

Wow!

Woman wins a $29 million jackpot, on a slot machine, or at least she thought! Casino says it was a computer glitch…and then offered her and her boyfriend a free steak.

“I don’t like steak!” she says….more atwww.highrollerradio.net

Does he deserve the money?

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The NATION Grows

Check out the Full Schedule HereYes baby! 618 and counting, thanks to Taylor Dinsmore, the latest to join High Roller NATION. Welcome aboard Taylor, please enjoy our site www.highrollerradio.net our blog http://blog.highrollerradio.net/ You are now entered into all future draws on HRR, next one March 1st for a High Roller Radio t-shirt.

TD’s a High Roller.

BRAND NEW: Facts and Funnies, little poker/gambling tidbits, AND Phil Ivey wins another Super High Roller event at the Aussie Millions for $3.5 million, wow!

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Online War Wages On, Cops Raid a Seniors Game

Hey High Rollers, this week an online poker battle between one side, which badly wants it legalized, and the another, namely Sheldon Adelson, which doesn’t.  This is a war folks.  Plus…the authorities shut down a penny game at a seniors centre. Really?

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Online Poker Battle!

MGM & AGA back a new coalition designed to fight Sheldon Adelson anti-online gaming talks. Here’s a quote:

“This new entity is dedicated to creating a regulated Internet gaming marketplace and preventing a federal ban of online gaming. The coalition will operate exclusively at the federal level, encouraging Congress to embrace regulation as the best means to protect minors, detect money launderers and eliminate a dangerous black market.” – said AGA CEO Geoff Freeman.

Go get ’em guys!

Sheldon Adelson is on record suggesting he’ll spend whatever it takes to prevent the legalization of online poker. Well, a new coalition backed by the AGA and MGM has been formed to fight Adelson:

“A move to make all Internet gaming illegal is absurd on its face! That would remove all law enforcement oversight and permit the unregulated black market operators the ability to grow.”
– MGM Resorts Senior Vice President Alan Feldman.

Lori Tells… w/ Lori Kolstad, regarding Sheldon Adelson and his bid to fight online gaming:

“Yes, hard work of the Poker Players Alliance, poker players, and those that want to retain their freedom to choose what they do in their homes are being heard!! Sheldon Adelson, the donkey with the largest stack in the room, and we know what happens to donkeys? They rarely leave with any chips!”

Are you kidding me?

Washington shuts down a pennie card game…come’on man. ESPN The game’s been going on for 25 years at a seniors centre…here’s what one of the players said following the raid: (hilarious)

“If you gave them an IQ test, the needle wouldn’t move.”

Here’s what another one said: “We should turn the card rooms into grow rooms for marijuana. Then we would be legal and make some money. Maybe we could have free lunch!”

What is going on here?

 

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

AE’s a High Roller.

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

OW’s a High Roller!

Twitter

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High Rolling Football Team

Now this is a story about a team of HIGH ROLLERS! A touching football tale…inspiring.

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Olympic High Rollers

This is our High Roller Olympic showdown: Women’s figure skating. Does Gracie Gold have any chance against this 15 year old Russian Superstar?

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/gracie-gold-shines-in-olympic-debut-but-still-gets-overshadowed-by-julia-lipnitskaia-184941620.html

High Roller Salute to the folks in Sochi, put on one helluva show. High Rollers.

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Flashback with Roy Cooke. Fantastic interview we did last year…this guy’s been beating the game for more than 40 years. He is also the longest running columnist at Card Player magazine….and he’s authored more than 12 books.

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Sports Betting Quotes, Honesty in Poker, Superbowl and more…

“Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.”

— Bruce Dern

“Nobody but you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn’t care, either.”

— Lee Trevino

“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?”

— Stanislaw J. Lec

“It can be argued that man’s instinct to gamble is the only reason he is not still a monkey up in the trees.”

— Mario Puzo

“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”

— R. E. Shay

“I hope to break even this week. I need the money.”

— Veteran Vegas Gambler

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Honesty & Integrity in Poker

Hey High Rollers, wanna pass along a great article from our good friend Robert Turner:  Here’s our post about it on Facebook:

Honesty and integrity in POKER – Is it GONE? We want to have this guy back on the show, indeed…his Q&A w/ Lori Kolstad is awesome…whaddya say Robert…another one?

There MUST be honour among thieves in poker…we are trying to get your chips but let’s do so with honour.

http://robertturnerpoker.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/honor-and-integrity-in-poker-and-gambling/

Cop in Trouble?

A High Roller throws $30,000 off the balcony to a crowd below…and a Chicago Cop plays online pier in the cruiser? Brand new stuff at www.highrollerradio.net

Facebook Giveaway – YES!

NEXT FREE GIVEAWAY: March 1st for a High Roller Radio t-shirt! Yes baby….good luck and good gambling. To enter, simply LIKE our page High Roller Radio and you’re in the draw.

Robert Wallace was our last winner – won a copy of Danielle Striker’s Poker Samadhi, awesome new book.

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Superbowl

Got the Broncos (-2 1/2) in today’s big game – The SmokaBowl, Denver v Seattle…what does Allen ‘The Chainsaw’ Kessler say about marijuana in poker? Great Q&A with Mr. Kessler on High Roller Radio

Legalized in those states, but what about at the poker table? Click interviews tab then Allen Kessler.

(Lost that bet….damn.  Terrible game!)

High Roller NATION

YES baby! 612 and counting, the NATION grows by one thanks to Jeffrey Brandes, the latest to join…please enjoy our site www.highrollerradio.net, our blog http://blog.highrollerradio.net/ You are now entered into all future draws…next one March 1st.

Good luck and good gambling.

UFC 169

Chris de Beer was 1-and-1 at UFC 169…now 42-and-17 on the show…did you watch?  Was Faber stopped too soon in main event?  Here’s how summed it up:

“A different night of fights…Broke the record for most decisions at a UFC event…Thought Faber was stopped a bit early but he looked outclassed against Barao anyway…from my side got the predictions right but was off on how the fights would end – so a 1-1 night for me.”

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