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Gambling in Ontario, Ed Thorpe Beats the Dealer & the ‘Suitcase Man’

Hey High Rollers, big weekend in the NFL…play-offs, interesting match-up between Dallas and Green Bay.  I will likely be betting the packers at BetOnline.  Wanna wager? Simply click the banner below and you’ll have money on your favourite team in minutes. Good luck & good gambling.


Gaming in Ontario

The Canadian online gaming market expanded in 2015 as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has unveiled a new online gambling site, PlayOLG.ca. It’ll feature blackjack, baccarat, roulette, slots and video poker. The site also allows users to purchase lottery tickets online. Ontarians spend about $500,000 a year on off-shore gambling sites and OLG is hoping to get its share.

* Players will have to set weekly maximum
* Can play for free
* Proceeds to support hospitals, cultural activities and non-profit corporations
Ontario, which is Canada’s most populous province, is now the seventh Canadian province of 10 that offers regulated online gambling (British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).

Super Bowl Wager
In 1989, Las Vegas Casino owner Bob Stupak bet big on Super Bowl XXIII, featuring the 49’ers and the Bengals at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami. Stupak fired large, a million bucks, on San Fransisco to win. And, they did! The winning touchdown coming with 49 seconds left on the clock. Stupak had bragging rights for two reasons, as it was also, at the time, the largest bet ever made in Vegas.

The ‘Suitcase Man’
In 1980, William Lee Bergstrom became a Las Vegas legend. Known as the ‘Phantom Gambler’ and ultimately the ‘Suitcase Man’, he anonymously entered Binion’s Horseshoe Casino with $777,000 in a suitcase and placed it all on a single bet. He doubled his money instantly and left, disappearing for three years. In 1984, he reappeared in the casino and bet $1,000,000 on a single bet at a craps table. he lost! The next year, almost a full year after his million dollar bust, he committed suicide in a hotel room.

Ed Thorpe
Authored Beat the Dealer, the first book to mathematically prove, in 1962, that the house edge in blackjack could be overcome by card counting. The mathematics professor and hedge fund manager is best known for being ‘the father of the wearable computer’ in 1961.

The House Edge

NBA Ring?
The late Jerry Buss, a poker fanatic and owner of the LA Lakers, promised Johnny Chan an NBA championship ring if he could win three in a row.  Incredibly, in 1989, Chan navigated a field of 178 players to find himself heads-up with Phil Hellmuth, a 24 year old from Wisconsin.  Hellmuth won!  While Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar have also won two world champions in a row, Chan is the last person to do it.  The Hall of Famer has won 10 bracelets, tied for seond on the all-time list with Doyle Brunson.

Six Sided Poker Dice 
Poker dice are dice which, instead of having number pips, have representations of playing cards upon them. Poker dice have six sides, one each of an Ace, King, Queen, Jack, ten and nine, and are used to form a poker hand.

The ‘Brat’ a Swinger?
Phil Hellmuth has been offered a chance to appear on ABC’s “Wife Swap.” But, don’t expect him to take the network up on it…and took to Twitter to explain:
Have an offer to be on ABC television show “Wife Swap,” but wife won’t do it! Though I’m SURE she would look amazing!
– phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth)

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Legends, Did you know? & dealing with Drunks at the Table

Hey High Rollers, been working hard the oast few days vamping up our Did you know? section…a ton of interesting anecdotes from the world of professional poker and gambling.  Be sure to check it out: http://highrollerradio.net/Did_you_know__3.html

Also, have added some new pages to our Legends of the Game section…Benny Binion, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss, Mike Matusow, Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen and many more featured.  Check it out:  http://highrollerradio.net/Legends_2.html

Plus…Lori Kolstad is back with Lori Tells…this week, dealing with drunk and chauvinistic players at the poker table.  Enjoy.



“Lori Tells…”
May 26th, 2014

A Session in the Life of a Low Stakes Casino Cash Grindin’ Girl

It’s another Friday night, and I head into work. My profession is a lil’ different than most.

While most of my friends are going on dates with their significant others, putting their

children to bed or watching TV and winding down from their workdays, I have closed

up shop in the lingerie business and ready for my night shift~poker. I play 40 hours or

more a week in my local casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi, and tonight is my usual “busy”night.

As I drive in, I try to prepare my mind for the battle against mostly recreational, inebriated,

touristy players. I steel myself for the constant babble of inexperienced players that we all

endure night after night, session after session in low stakes 1-3 NL tables. For me, however,

I endure a little more than most of my poker playing friends. There’s been a lot of talk

lately about women in poker. For all the belief that the game is the same for men and women,

I am here to tell you that it is most definitely NOT the same! Just in the course of one session,

I usually am bombarded with table talk that is purely chauvinistic.

What I hear? Let me give you a few examples just from the past 40 hours of play.


“This is the BIG boys’ game. Are you just killing time while you wait for

your husband?”

Lori’s brain:

“Yes, you certainly ARE a big boy! That’s great! You will have the mass

behind you to ship those chips faster in my direction.”


“Little lady, the poker table is no place for a sweetheart like you. Let’s go

somewhere nicer and we can play strip poker.”

Lori’s brain:

“I now know why you are here at 9 pm on a Friday night. With lines like that, you

are not likely to go out on any dates.”


“I fold. You must have it. No offense, but, honey, women don’t know how to

bluff. You will never be able to win in the end because of that. I will never pay

you off. No chips from me, baby!”

Lori’s Brain:

“ Are these imaginary chips that I am stacking? I’ve made you fold by the turn

to the tune of about 70 bbs by my calculations, but, what do I know? I’m just

a girl.”


(After he reraises me when the nut flush draw that I had been betting hits)

“Honey, I hit my card, just fold. I don’t wanna take your chips.”

Lori’s Brain:

“Donkey, EVERY card is your card! Just shove on me so I can snap you off, HONEY.”

As you can see, part of my job description is learning to tune this out, master my own mind-set, and make the most +EV decisions with every deal. It’s not online where I can

just shut off the chat , and sometimes, in spite of having to listen to these ignorant players,

I am happy to be in total control of the table texture.I am in my element, and as long as I know

this and they do not, I will win. as long as I am underestimated, I have a clear advantage.

Players, the next time you see a cute little thing sitting at your table, remember:

You just may be up against a female warrior.

‘Til next time, I wish you “rungood” , loose tables and most of all +EV from the felt

in Biloxi!

Lori Kolstad

Lori is a strictly cash game player of 11 years. She is the owner of the largest vintage lingerie site in the world, an activist for the Poker Players Alliance, Social Media Specialist, radio show hostess and fights daily for federal online poker legislation from her home in Biloxi, Mississippi.


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Ben Affleck Banned, Bobby Hoff, Poker Trivia & a Joke

Hey High Rollers, been busy with the Derrick & Dannenmann show on Your Poker Radio Thursday night’s at 8pm.  You can check it out at www.highrollerradio.net Channel 1.  Dannenmann, of course, the 2005 main event runner-up…called Hellmuth a ‘punk’ at the ’05 Tournament of Champions.  This guy’s great….if you haven’t lsitened yet, please do.  By the way, if you have a question for Steve or myself, send it to us on twitter or facebook @highrollerradio.

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Ben Affleck Banned

Actor Ben Affleck, star of such mobies as Armageddon, Argo and Good Will Hunting, is no longer allowed ro play blackjack at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas.  Why?  Apparently he’s too good. TMZ.com quoted insiders as saying Affleck was counting cards, using math to predict future outcomes.  He is allowed to play other games at the casino.

Bobby Hoff

After several Bad Beats, Hoff finished second in the 1979 main event to Hal Fowler, was widely regarded as one of the best cash game players ever. He was a winner from the start, making money in each of his first 40 sessions. Hoff eventually went broke and had to take jobs as a craps and blackjack dealer before taking a shot at grinding blackjack for a living. Because of card counting, he was barred from every casino in the Silver State and was forced back into poker and put together a legendary career.

Poker in Main Stream

Have you seen the episode of Criminal Minds where the killer enters a 50k buy-in Texas Hold’em Tournament and ‘The Team’ decides to hit up Rossi, a best-selling author, for the entry fee – for Reid to play?  Reid, the young whiz-kid, presents a mathematical equation for ‘knowing when to raise’.  It was a 1st prize winner take all tournament.

Gold’s Auction

Jamie Gold’s main event bracelet from his 2006 World Series of Poker championship sold for a whopping $65,725 in an online auction.  It’s a stunning piece of jewelry containing more than seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of white and yellow gold.
 Poker Trivia

The odds of being dealt AK suited are 331-1.

Great Shirt

“I put a fucking move on Chan!”  Great quote from the movie Rounders, on a great shirt worn by former guest of High Roller Radio, Zachary Elwood, author of Reading Poker Tells.  

(Full Interview)

Poker Quotes

“There are few things so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker!  The upper-class knows very little about it.  Why, I have known clergymen, good men, kind hearted, liberal, sincere and all that, who did not know the meaning of ‘flush’.  It is enough to make one ashamed of the species.”

– Mark Twain

Quick Joke:
A guy comes home from his weekly poker game and sheepishly says to his wife, “Honey, I’m sorry, I lost you in a poker game.”  Startled, she wondered, “How did you do that?”
“It wasn’t easy,” he replied.  “I had to fold a straight flush.”

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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

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Gift Ideas on HRR. Enjoy.


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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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.


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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!

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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Giving the Word FLUSH New Meaning

Hey High Rollers, have the patio door open enjoying the beautiful Southern California weather, and woking on the website.  Good news, two new sponsors have joined the fold and the NATION is growing, with 4 new members.  Found this interesting story on CNN this morning…a new meaning to the word – FLUSH!

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Talk about a FLUSH!

We’ve all heard the saying, “Throwing money down the drain,” One poker player gave new meaning to the saying “throwing money down the drain.” something I secretly say ager each crying call.  You been there?

Well,  Christian Lusardi, 42, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, flushed…literally flushed,  $2.7 million down the drain…2.7 million in counterfeit chips he was apparently using during the Borgata’s Winter Poker Open Big Stack No Limit Hold’em event.  Tournament officials became suspicious and found 160 fake poker chips, each worth $5000, for a stack of $800 grand…Lusardi flushed the chips down the toilet in a room at Harrah’s in Atlantic City.  Cops found them in clogged sewer pipes…the 42 year old was arrested…the tournament was suspended for 24 hours and eventually cancelled.

“A very unusual occurrence,” says Joe Lupo, senior VP of Operation at Borgata, “The first time in Borgata’s 10 years, anything like this has happened.” he adds.

Strange indeed, proving again, you just never know what you’re gonna find in the world of Gambling.

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NEW: ‘Flashback’ with “The Irishmen”Padraig Parkinson, who finished 3rd at the 1999 main event, and John O’Shea, who was featured in the documentary The Gambler and who is known to bet upwards of $5 million a year (poker, sports, you name it)

Plus: Poker Man…a new song by Dean Shaw, Lori Tells… – Be nice to dealers, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom is klling it..and a $1 BILLION free roll during NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness Thank-you Warren Buffet. CHECK IT OUT


Growing the NATION

Yes baby!!! High Roller NATION has grown by 4, thanks to Kevin Pound, Lidano Lillo Fasolilli, Wayne Connelly and Keith Nipper…the latest to hop on board this runaway train. Welcome..please enjoy our site, www.highrollerradio.netand our blog http://blog.highrollerradio.net/

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The NATION’s growing.

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day: 

“How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.”
– Anonymous

Anonymous is a High Roller indeed!

Striker’s the BEST!

Attention: Special thanks to Danielle Striker, author of Poker Samadhi, for offering up her fantastic new book as part of our most recent draw at High Roller Radio. The winner is Robert Wallace, a loyal member of High Roller NATION…..Thank you Robert, and thanks to Danielle…her excellent Q&A can be heard at www.highrollerradio.net

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Tough Day Betting Football! Live Mis-Click. Qupotes, Notes and more.

Hey High Rollers, tough weekend sports betting, losing all four of our picks; Jaguars, Bengals, Browns and Cowboys all can’t cover….how about the poor coaching in Dallas?  23 point half time lead and they refuse, absolutely refuse to rush the ball and kill the clock even though they’re averaging 7 1/2 yards per carry.  Come’on man!  The NATION drops 200 big ones…oh well, we’ll get em, next week.  Want to bet with us at Bet Online?  Click the banner below and be treated to one of the best sites in the world.  Reputable, solid, safe, fun and everything you want – casino, horse betting, poker, sports betting.  Click the banner below and you’ll be wagering on your favorite team tonight.


The FedEx Gamble


Frederick W. Smith, Founder of FedEx wagered it all at the blackjack table and saved the company.

It’s one of the biggest brands in the world but it wouldn’t be if not for the risky play of its founder and CEO.  More than 40 years ago, 1971, Frederick W. Smith, invested his own fortune, somewhere in the area of $4 million, and an additional $90 million in capital to start an unknown delivery company designed to change to world by allowing people and businesses to ship overnight anywhere in the world.  At the time, it was a unique service that nobody else was offering, a grand idea.  Just three years in the business was in trouble – a lot of trouble.  Rising fuel costs put the company on the brink of bankruptcy.  Losses amounted to more than $1 million a month.  At its lowest, FedEx had a measly $5,000 in the bank account, not nearly enough to fuel the planes come the new work week Monday, so Smith, in desperation cancelled his usual flight home to Memphis and, instead, jetted off to Las Vegas and too the company’s entire bankroll along for the ride.  Talk about a gamble!  Smith, silently and discreetly, headed to the blackjack tables in an effort, a last ditch, perhaps crazy bid, to not only beat the house but save the company in the process. The Gambling Gods must have needed overnight service because by Monday morning the company bank account indicated FedEx had 32-grand sitting there, just enough to gas the planes and keep the entire operation afloat for a few more days.  BY 1976, the company showed its first profit, $3.6 million, and just four years later it made $40 million.  Today, FedEx is reportedly worth between $25 and $35 billion.  When his own management asked what he was thinking, risking company funds to play blackjack, Smith replied, “it didn’t make a difference because without the money for fuel for the planes the company couldn’t have flown anyway.”

It’s a small risk considering the whopping, long-term, payoff.  You gotta take a shot baby!

Bad Beat story on this fine Monday:

High Roller NATION has $100 on Cowboys to cover 6-and-a-half…looking good at half with a 23 point lead….come out and run the ball right? Kill some time? Nope. Two or three three and outs….and all of a sudden the GREEN BAY QB looks like Joe Montana…and the Cowboys defence looks like Alan Bester (the old leafs goalie – a ‘Sieve’) Come’on MAN!!!!

ATTENTION High Rollers:

Next draw is January 15th, for a copy of Poker Samadhi, fantastic new offering from Danielle Striker, poker player, former Broadway dancer and guru at Poker Samadhi in Las Vegas. Improve your poker Dharma with this read. She has graciously provided a copy for a lucky member of High Roller NATION. Simply, like our page to enter. Tracey Jackson of Marathon, Ontario the winner of our latest draw for a HRR t-shirt. Good luck and good gambling. Thank you Danielle.

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High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

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

– Ray Kroc

RC’s a High Roller!

Chris de Beer, the ‘DON’ of sports betting, moves to a VERY impressive 40-and-15 on the show, correctly predicting the Urijah Faber victory…said he was a (-150) favorite and should have been a (-230) favorite so he pounced on the value. The South African phenom folks.


Q&A with Danielle Striker, author Poker Samadhi, player too, motorbike enthusiast, Broadway dancer and now guru at Poker Samadhi in Las Vegas.

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“Always sit to the left of the money.”

High Roller Radio Quote of the Night from the Mad Genius of Poker.

Live Mis-Click

Playing electronic poker at OLG London on Thursday, with $560 in front of me, was faced with a raise on a flop of 2, 6, 8, and holding the 4,5 in the big blind….love double gutter’s…there was 20 bucks in the pot pre-flop…I led out for $14 and got two callers before a guy jacked it up to $80….In electronic poker you have 45 seconds to act….I gave him a sweat and with time running out went… to hit ‘FOLD’ and ‘CONFIRM’…but accidentally hit ‘ALL-IN’ and before I realized it hit ‘CONFIRM’….yikes. Thank-fully for me, my time ran out and my cards were automatically folded. Could have been a huge blunder. I asked the guy…’Would you have called my all-in?” “yes,” he said, “I hit everything on that flop, top pair and nut flush draw. Now, he did get a caller and the turn completed my straight (a 7) but it was a club and gave the raiser the nuts.

Talk about a LIVE mis-click. Thank goodness I didn’t have 46 seconds.

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“No-Limit Hold’em is 70% psychological, 20% mathematical and 10% magical.”
Danielle Striker, author Poker Samadhi.

Very interesting article about the ‘Sharking’ of High Stakes online players….saw something like this on the television show, Scam city and The Real Hustle


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Poker Samadhi – Danielle Striker Interview Notes

Hey High Rollers, very excited to bring you Danielle Striker, author of a great new book, Poker Samadhi, which contains a number of quotes from poker’s top players, legends even.  She’s got an incredible story and we can’t wait to share it with you.  Enjoy.


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Danielle Striker

Chief Guru, Poker Samadhi


Hey High Rollers, how are ya doing?  The snow’s flying where I’m at….gonna be a white Christmas here…Hope the Reindeer’s dress warm….today’s chat brought to you by our good friends atVegasTopDogs.com….Tony K and company, they  pick winners folks…

Alright, I want to read you a few quotes…”I’m not a prodigy, I just work at every poker hand.” Phil Ivey.  “Put yourself in a position to get lucky.”  Tom McEvoy, the 1983 world champ and former guest of this show.  “Patience is the companion of wisdom.”  Saint Augustine.  And, “No Limit Hold’em is 70% psychological, 20% mathematical and 10% magical,” that quote comes to us from our guest today, author of a fantastic new book called Poker Samadhi, designed to help you reach a new level of consciousness at the poker table….its all about divine energy and spirit baby.  She’s the founder and chief guru of Poker Samadhi, located in Las Vegas Nevada….Danielle Striker our guest today…Danielle, good to have you, thanks for being a High Roller…

Thank-you so much for the book…I just love it, keep it at my bedside.  Now,  I know a little bit about your story, a New Yorker, a Broadway dancer, motorcycle nut and now poker crazy…you had a very serious motorbike accident, can you tells us about that…

You write, “and then I had an epiphany, I realized the game of poker was a symbolic representation of life.  The way people play poker and live their lives are the same.”  I love that line…can you elaborate for us?  

Poker Samadhi, it’s a way of life for you isn’t it?

In the dedication, you say that your dad taught you that “You are where your attention is.”  That’s dynamite stuff. 

I listened to a Phil Hellmuth interview years ago, where he said its absolutely vital to be in the right head-space when you play…citing an example of How an alcoholic, deep down, may feel like he/or/she deserves to lose and therefore does…poker players put in crazy hours…crazy things happen, you make take a bad beat, the guy beside you may smell bad, talk too much…and you’re playing for cash, in some cases for a living and you need to keep your head right?  you need to think straight..with so many variables that can be tough?

70% psychological, 20% mathematical, and 10 per cent magical?

You have a close relationship with former guest of the show Tom McEvoy, world champion, author, very impressive man…how did that relationship develop?
What has he taught you about the game of poker…aside from basic strategy…the life part of it?

You guys have some big plans in 2004?

What are some common mistakes you think people make at the poker table because they’re not fully in tune with themselves…bankroll management, I assume is one of them?

In the book, you have quoted some of the games very best, some of them legends..Stu Ungar, show me a good loser and i’ll show you a loser…what was the process in selecting these quotes, was there a criteria?

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Johnny Moss, Legend of the Game. Plus – GSP Wins?

Legend of the Game
Johnny Moss On January 25, 1971, a feature article, written by Edwin Shrake, on 3-time world champion Johnny Moss, appeared in Sports Illustrated.  The lengthy piece helped to shape the Johnny Moss legend.  In the articl…e, Moss told Shrake the games he found himself in, back in those days, were absolutely insane: “If you played a week you could win a million dollars, win it in a night if it shaped up right,” Johnny Moss recalls. “There were games, like at the old Metropolitan Hotel in Fort Worth, that nobody would believe the sums involved if I told you today. You got to be a good gambler, anyhow, to get rich in the oil business. Some of them players came out worth $40 million, what with poker and dice and oil leases and whatnot. Money didn’t mean nothing to them, but gambling did. Some of them big old-time oilmen still play in big poker games, but only for the pleasure of stepping on a professional gambler if they can. I like to see them come around.”
Photo: Legend of the Game
Johnny Moss 
On January 25, 1971, a feature article, written by Edwin Shrake, on 3-time world champion Johnny Moss, appeared in Sports Illustrated.  The lengthy piece helped to shape the Johnny Moss legend.  In the article, Moss told Shrake the games he found himself in, back in those days, were absolutely insane: 
“If you played a week you could win a million dollars, win it in a night if it shaped up right," Johnny Moss recalls. “There were games, like at the old Metropolitan Hotel in Fort Worth, that nobody would believe the sums involved if I told you today. You got to be a good gambler, anyhow, to get rich in the oil business. Some of them players came out worth $40 million, what with poker and dice and oil leases and whatnot. Money didn’t mean nothing to them, but gambling did. Some of them big old-time oilmen still play in big poker games, but only for the pleasure of stepping on a professional gambler if they can. I like to see them come around.”

High Roller Radio Quote of the Night:
“A sucker don’t ever catch on. A smart man don’t ever sleep. He’s got to keep ducking the traps.”
– Johnny Moss


Imagine the dealer rolling the same number 3 times at the roulette wheel and its YOUR number!  It’s happened…and a grannie who recorded the longest craps roll in history.  Amazing casino feats…


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High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank

Ann’s a High Roller.

Rebeca Martins and Bobby Blue the latest to join High Roller NATION!  They are both now entered into our November 30th draw from a High Roller Radio t-shirt…simply LIKE our fb page to enter.  Good luck and good gambling.  Rebeca and Bobby – High Rollers indeed.

Great interview with November 9’er Marc Etienne McLaughlin, who finished 6th in main event for a cool $1.6 million, who talks about his experience at final table, Ryan Reiss, the controversial George St. Pierre UFC Fight and more…enjoy.

Jonathan Duhamel, High Roller, World Champ

2010 World Champion Jonathan Duhamel

Did you know?  Jonathan Duhamel, 2010 main event winner at the World Series of Poker, and Marc Etienne McLaughlin, 6th place finisher at the 2013 main event, are very close friends, grew up together and even play on the same dodgeball tam.  Dodgeball?

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:
“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”
Thomas Jefferson

TJ’s a High Roller!

UFC 16-sham?  St.Pierre beats Hendricks according to judges only, wow!

Georges St-Pierre continues to rewrite the UFC record book:

His win over Johny Hendricks was a record 19th in the UFC for St-Pierre, moving him past Hall of Famer Matt Hughes at 18. It also extended his string of victories to 12, the longest current run in the UFC.  St-Pierre has not lost since his first title defence in April 7, 2007, when 10-1 underdog Matt (The Terror) Serra knocked him out three minutes 25 seconds into the first round at UFC 69 in Houston. Three fights later, at UFC 83 in April 2008, St-Pierre avenged the loss and won his title back.  The victory moved GSP past former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most wins in UFC title bouts at 12.  Saturday’s win was GSP’s ninth successful title defence and ninth straight title defence, one behind Silva in each category. And it was his 14th championship fight, one behind Randy Travis Couture.

GSP’s a High Roller!




Marc Etienne McLaughlin Interview Notes

Hey High Rollers, had an excellent interview with Marc Etienne McLaughlin, 6th place finisher in the Main Event…the French-Canadian was having fun, leaping into the crowd every time he received a walk in the Big Blind…made a great comeback, but then suffered a bad beat and was eliminated in 6th.  Good friends with Jonathan Duhamel, 2010 world champ, and now good friends with High Roller NATION!


Marc Etienne McLaughlin


Hey High Rollers, you just watched him on television as part of the much heralded ‘November 9’…our guest today – a Canadian, who just enjoyed the biggest score of his young life, 1.6 ,million, ….but first, today’s chat brought to you by our friends at VegasopDogs.com, America’s #1 handicappers…they pick winners folks.

Alright, just had Steve Dannemann on the show, runner-up in  ’05…and he said he watched the final table and called it boring….there was only one guy having fun…the Canadian, Marc Etienne McLaughlin our guest today, from Quebec…good friends with 2010 world champ Jonathan Duhamel…Marc, welcome to show, thanks for being a High Roller…

Hey man, congratulations on your 6th place finish…I know you were hoping for more, you went in 3rd in chips I believe…the cards didn’t seem to be with you….how would you describe your final table experience?

What did you think of the outcome…Ryan Reiss, pretty much dominating Jay Farber heads-up…and then making a controversial remark, saying he feels like he is the best player in the world?  Twitter lit up, many feel he showed some disrespect to veterans of the game…guys who have won multiple bracelets, like Ivey, Hellmuth, Matusow?

During the telecast, your buddy Jonathan Duhamel was interviewed during one of the breaks…and I found it interesting, when he said your ‘rail’ was basically the same rail…the same people, that he had at  the Penn and Teller theatre three years ago when he won it all?  You guys are good friends?  Did you grow up together?

What type of guy is Jonathan?

How do you help each other with your games?

What comes to mind when I say the Montreal Canadiens?  How about the Toronto Maple Leafs?

You a George St. Pierre fan?  Did you watch the fight and, if so, do you think that was a good decision?

Marc Etienne Mclaughlin…listen to full interview at www.highrollerradio.net

2-to-1 you’ll LOVE it!


Imagine the dealer rolling the same number 3 times at the roulette wheel and its YOUR number!  It’s happened…and a grannie who recorded the longest craps roll in history.  Amazing casino feats… www.highrollerradio.net

Tony K & VegasTopDogs

 Alright…yes, thanks to Tony K and VegasTopDogs.com, High Roller NATION is $140 richer thanks to Washington/Philly going under (53) and the Bills crushing the Jets.  America’s #1 handicappers making us money!

Plus, Chris de Beer calls GSP and gets lucky, thanks to the judges.  A win is a win right?  The ‘Don’ is crushing it on this show.

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Rebeca Martins and Bobby Blue the latest to join High Roller NATION!  They are both now entered into our November 30th draw from a High Roller Radio t-shirt…simply LIKE our fb page to enter.  Good luck and good gambling.  Rebeca and Bobby – High Rollers indeed.

NFL Week #11, Actor Eric Bruskotter, UFC 167 and more…

Hey High Rollers, good news on the football front today as Tony K, our main man, from VegasTopDogs.com goes 2-0-and-1, with one game a wash…the spread was three and the difference was the…draw. We had the Bills beating the Jets in a pick’em for $50 and the Under on the Skins Eagles game for $100…yes baby.  America’s #1 handicappers do it again!   Want to bet with us at Bet Online, click the banner below and you’ll be wagering on your favorite team tonight.  Be sure to tune in next weekend as Tony K picks more FREE winners for the ‘NATION’


Did you know?  Sam O’Connor, AKA ‘Silver Dollar Sam’, dealt the first ever game of Hold’em played in Las Vegas. True story, happened back in 1960, O’Connor was a dealer at the Golden Nugget.  O’Connor has written a couple of books, Tales of Old Las Vegas and How to Dominate $1 and $2 No Limit Hold’em.

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 $590,000. WOW. In Poker Parlance, I would be the Call-eee, lol.

Did you know?  Dominic ‘The Dominator” LoRiggio teamed up with Frank Scoblete, another professional craps shooter whose authored several books on the subject, including Golden Touch Craps, and over the years the pair made hundreds of thousands of dollars together.  While Scoblete is one of the world’s leading authorities on dice throwing, he admits it was LoRiggio who had the golden arm and The Golden Touch.  Think about this; the odds of rolling a seven are 1 in 6.  LoRiggio once went on a 53 minute roll without crapping out, earning him $27,000 in the process.

Check out our Dominic LoRiggio feature under FEATURES tab at www.highrollerradio.net also under INTERVIEWS tab for Eric Bruskotter, of Major League 2 & 3 fame….great Q&A’s.

FREE GIVEAWAY:  Next draw November 30th for a High Roller Radio t-shirt, simply LIKE our facebook page to enter.  2-to-1 you’ll LOVE it!

We aim to please…join the ‘NATION’ today!

Sarge Ferris feature, the GREATEST Craps roll in history, craps guru Aaron Hightower, Jay Farber, Lon McEachern, and MUCH more…love this page.  Roll the dice and listen now.


Good luck to Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler today…has chips in star-studded field…final table tomorrow…would love for him to be there because he is CONFIRMED to return to the show for another Q&A on Monday or Tuesday.  Yes.  The NATION loves the ‘Chainsaw’!
Photo: Good luck to Allen 'Chainsaw' Kessler today...has chips in star-studded field...final table tomorrow...would love for him to be there because he is CONFIRMED to return to the show for another Q&A on Monday or Tuesday.  Yes.  The NATION loves the 'Chainsaw'!

UFC 167 – Controversial
CRAZY night of fights at UFC 167, the 20th anniversary show…George St. Pierre wins split decision but it was controversial to say the least…Johny Hendricks, not a mark on him, says “were they watching the same fight I was just in?”  St. Pierre then announced he ‘had to go away for a little while,” and it sounds like he’s retiring.  Wow.  Evans beats Sonnen, which lost us some money, and Lawlor topples MacDonald.


Chris de Beer, the ‘DON’ of sports betting, has your FREE winners in the UFC….listen at www.highrollerradio.net

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