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Did you Know? Poker/Gambling Tidbits for the Poker Junkie!

Hey High Rollers,

One of the best things about the world of professional poker/gambling is the varied characters you come across.  I mean Characters!  Legends are born in the most fascinating of ways and below we’ve compiled some interesting info – we certainly hope you enjoy.  We call it…”DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know?  Dominic ‘The Dominator”LoRiggio teamed up with Frank Scoblete, another professional craps shooter whose authored severalbooks 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.

NOTE:  The Frank Scoblete interview is one of our very BEST!  He is widely regarded as America’s #1 gaming author.  Check it out HERE

Did you Know? Johnny Moss and Stu Ungar have won the World Championship twice.  Two-time champs Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan each won the event in back-to-back years.  Jack Strauss won his championship in dramatic fashion, coming back from a single chip; coining the phrase, “a chip and a chair.”   Phil Hellmuth is the only player to win both the main event of the WSOP (1989) and the main event of the WSOPE (2012).

Did you know? 

Antonio ‘The Magician’ Esfandiari, a multiple winner on the World Poker Tour, took home the biggest first place purse in poker history – $18 million – after capturing the Big One for One Drop charity event at the 2012 WSOP in Las Vegas.   Jamie Gold captured the largest prize in WSOP Main Event history in 2006 – $12 million.

Did you know?  In 2004, the World Poker Tour created a Walk of Fame, inducting poker legends Doyle Brunson and Gus Hansen, as well as actor James Garner.

Did you know?  In 2008, the WPT copied the WSOP in offering bracelets to its event champions. Players who won a title prior to that were given a WPT Bracelet retroactively.

Did you know? In November 2009, PartyGaming announced its acquisition of the World Poker Tour from WPTE for a whopping $12,300,000.

Did you know?  Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, who sit in a booth near WPT main event final tables, providing commentary and occasionally interacting with the players, record their specific comments about hole cards after the tournament takes place.  They are required to do so because gaming regulations prohibit them from observing a ‘live’ feed of the “hole card cameras” while on the set.

Did you know? Legendary poker player and gambler Billy Baxter was married in 1975 and took his new bride to Hawaii for the honeymoon.  They never returned home!  On the way back, they ended up in Las Vegas where they stayed for nine months, living in a motel, while he played poker.

Did you know?  Billy Baxter fought the government and won, in a judgement that classified poker winnings as ‘earned income’.  It was a huge legal victory for poker players all over the country because now they could play for a living.

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?  Canadian Brian Zembic had a pair of 36C breasts implanted in order to win a $100,000 prop bet.  He had to wear his big pair for one year in order to collect.  Here’s the kicker; when the year was up Zembic kept the implants in stating they were a good way to get on talk shows to promote his book and that it helped him meet women.

Did you know?  After winning his bracelet in 2010, Canadian Pascal LeFrancois posed for the winner’s photo topless.  It was the result of a dare from friends and he kept his word and removed his shirt for the bracelet photo – what had to be a WSOP first!

Did you know?  Chris Tryba defeated Eric Cajaleis heads-up during a WSOP event in 2011 and captured hi first ever bracelet thanks to a straight flush on the final hand – what was a WSOP first! 

Did you know?  Paul Simmons and John Carter crunched the numbers, studied a ton of historical data, and calculated the odds of a hole-in-one at the British Open to be roughly 50/50.  Several unsuspecting bookies offered considerably higher odds than the evens, or less.  So, when Brian Marchbank scored an ace during the Major Championship the two friends cleaned up – winning between £600,000 to £1 million.

Did you know?  During the television broadcast of the 2002 World Series of Poker, Phil Hellmuth was quoted as saying, “If Robert Varkonyi wins I’ll shave my head.”  Hellmuth was suggesting the amateur wasn’t very good.  Well, you guessed it!  Varkonyi went on to win the championship and the $2 million first prize. During the bracelet presentation a pair of clippers was brought out and Varkonyi played barber on the ‘Poker Brat’s’ head.  His critics suggest it was simply another marketing ploy, more shameless self-promotion, on Hellmuth’s part to steal the spotlight.

There you go…a sweet helping of gaming goodness right there.  Be sure to visit our site www.highrollerradio.net for more great poker/gambling anecdotes.  2-to-1 you’ll LOVE it!

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Lori Tells, UFC Fight Night, Draw Winners, Quote of the Day and more…

Hey High Rollers, apologies for not posting in a while. I have been enjoying the sunshine in beautiful sunny Southern California, visiting my sister and playing cards at the legendary Commerce Casino. Stayed 8 nights, 5 and 3, and won big the first go around, lost big the next. That’s poker as they say. Disappointed because admittedly I did play poorly on my second visit.

The site is going great, signed two more advertisers today. Great news. If you or your company would like to place an ad at www.highrollerradio.net send me an email at derrick@highrollerradio.net, we offer great packages, will meet your budget and provide you a ton of extras.

“Lori Tells…” on Bad Dealers

She’s back folks…our favorite gal from Biloxi, Mississippi, Lori Kolstad.

“Lori Tells…” on High Roller Radio:

Responding to a recent experience I wrote about, regarding players bad attitudes toward dealers, ‘Blaming’ them for their misfortune. Lori writes:

Lori wrote: “This is a pet peeve of mine, Derrick! Most of the closest people in my circle of friends work in the casino industry, and it makes me LIVID when players do this! I try very hard not to react with the same bad attitude they have, but I wear em down from thatmoment on with bets and table talk meant to make them uncomfortable…eventually, you catch a hand where they pay you off and you can then berate them about how badly they playesd the hand “

She’s the best folks. Lori Kolstad on High Roller Radio.

Lori Kolstad – Wait til you guys hear my latest idea….comin’ soon!

HRR Quote of the Day:

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
– Chinese Proverb

Isildur1 is AWESOME!

Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom has a terrific January…wow, German star Philip Gruissem uses charity to motivate him at the poker table, a NEW gambling song called ‘Poker Man’ debuts on High Roller Radio….and much much more.


NEW Gambling Song – Poker Man

Poker Man – new song by Dean Shaw, loyal supporter of High Roller Radio…great job Dean, great album too. Listen now:


UFC Fight Night 10 on FOX

Can’t win ’em all! Received this from our resident Gambling Guru Chris de Beer, regarding his wager for UFC Fight Night on FOX 10.

Chris de Beer @Gambit_54 11h
@HighRollerRadio found the value – gave out Elkins as a dog and moved to pick ’em by fight time..Unfortunately he couldn’t get the job done!

oh well…still, ‘The DON’ is a very impressive 41-16 on this show…wow. Next time mate.
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Facebook Draw

Attention: Robert Wallace, the winner of our most recent draw, the book is on its way. Thanks again to author Danielle Striker for not only guesting with us but for offering up a copy of her tremendous new book, Poker Samadhi. Congrats Robert, hope you enjoy.


(We hold regular draws, simply LIKE our fb page to enter, next draw announced soon)

To enter our draws simply join High Roller NATION by LIKING our page at https://www.facebook.com/HighRollerRadio?ref=hl Good uck and good gambling.

The Chainsaw comes up BIG

See what happens when you guest on High Roller Radio…you make final tables baby! Recent guest Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler comes up big at the Borgata. Congrats Allen…recently guested with us; talked about everything from his dislike of marijuana-use by some players during tourneys to his fine play of late. The ‘Chainsaw’ baby.

Team Ivey on a roll.


You can listen to our interviews with Mr. Kessler at www.highrollerradio.net  They are TERRIFIC!

Contact us at derrick@highrollerradio.net


NFL Week 12, Johnny Moss, Dogs Playing Poker, Bob Dancer

Hey High Rollers, big weekend in the National Football League and high Roller NATION is wagering on three games, following the wonderful advice o Tony Karpinski and VegasTopDogs.com, America’s #1 handicappers.  Tony K…as the world knows him is on FIRE of late and ‘The NATION’ is up.  We’ve got Tennessee over Oakland in Raider-land, this is the only game I disagree with Tony on but we are STILL following his advice…bet $50.  For $75 we’ve got Pittsburgh over Cleveland in Bronco-land….its a pick-em…but we got it at Pitt +1 on Bet Online….and finally, we’ve got Dallas, a 3 point underdog over the Giants for $100.  Wanna bet with us, simply click the banner below and you’ll be wagering in no time at Bet Online.  Good luck and good gambling.

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) has responded to Sheldon Adelson’s Anti-web-poker campaign.  Adelson, the woner of the Las Vegas Sands essentially wants to prohibit online poker in any form in the United States.
The AGA said in a statement:
“Time and again, government efforts to prohibit use of everyday products have failed. In 2012, Americans spent nearly $3 billion gambling with rogue of…fshore operators. The Internet cannot be forced back into the bottle — nor can market demand. We support pragmatism and strong regulation of online gaming that protects consumers, prevents underage play, ensures the integrity of the games and empowers law enforcement. New government efforts to prohibit online gaming will unintentionally strengthen black market providers, create more risk for American consumers, including children, and drive U.S. jobs and potential revenues overseas. We appreciate divergent viewpoints and welcome a healthy discussion on this complex issue.”
We have interviewed Judy Patterson, vice-president of the AGA, on HRR…INTERVIEWS tab, enjoy.


BRAND NEWJohnny Moss, legend of the game, tribute….three time world champ, hustler, gambler…offers up 9 tips, from a 1971 Sports Illustrated article, on ho to beat the office poker game.
Listen now….the Grand Old Man of poker baby.  www.highrollerradio.net
Photo: BRAND NEW:  Johnny Moss, legend of the game, tribute....three time world champ, hustler, gambler...offers up 9 tips, from a 1971 Sports Illustrated article, on ho to beat the office poker game.

Listen now....the Grand Old Man of poker baby.  www.highrollerradio.net

BRAND NEW Page:  Dedicated to the Dogs Playing Poker painting series, a collection of 16 paintings designed to sell cigars. Listen now… http://www.highrollerradio.net/Dogs_Playing_Poker.html

BRAND NEW PAGE:  Tribute to video poker legend Bob Dancer, won $1 million in just 6-months.  PLUS, Greg Elder, author Gamblers Fight Back…and a ton of little gambling tidbits.  Enjoy.

By the way, Greg Elder, a follower of Bob Dancer’s philosophy, was a dynamic interview on High Roller Radio…ponce on site, simply click INTERVIEWS tab and enjoy.


“I played poker last night with Tarot cards, I got a full house and four people died.”

– Steven Wright

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”
– Muhammad Ali

Floats like a butterfly and stings like a definite High Roller.

Facebook giveaway, next draw November 30th on High Roller Radio, simply LIKE our facebook page to enter.  A High Roller Radio t-shirt up for grabs.  good luck and good gambling.

2-to-1 you’ll LOVE it!

High Roller Radio Quote of the NIGHT:
Photo: High Roller Radio Quote of the NIGHT:  A picture quote....be like the turtle.
High Roller NATION speaks:

Anne Seely Havard · Friends with Johnny Hughes
“I first saw Kenny Rogers when I was out with my parents at an after hours place called the “Show Biz” down the street from the Shamrock Hotel in Houston. He was playing a string bass and singing his heart out with the Bobby Doyle Trio. Amazing group. I was way, way too young to be there. They served bourbon in coffee cups.”

Love it…do you have any gambling stories…send them to us on facebook.  Thanks Anne – High Roller.

Comment?  Suggestion?  Idea?  Opinion?  Wanna join our team?  Be a regular audio contributor or blogger with High Roller Radio, join the team today.

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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High Roller NATION
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

Contact us at derrick@highrollerradio.net


The Kidney Call?

Hey High Rollers, we love charitable efforts at High Roller Radio and we are continually surprised and delighted by the number of charity events and inspirational stories we see in  the world of poker and professional gambling. Came across this story the other day and decided to write our own version.  What a story.

Marc Etienne McLaughlin

Confirmed for show:  The 6th place finisher in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event, Marc Etienne McLaughlin, a Canadian and good friends with 2010 main event winner, world champion Jonathan Duhamel.  Can’t wait for our chat….he seemd to be the only one having fun at the final table with his leaps into the crowd, like the Lambeau Leap, everytime his big blind was given a ‘walk’…think he was trying to get something going…nearly did too…with a big double up but then his stack dwindled again.


The Kidney Call?
In putting together the website, I’ve learned a few things about myself; I’m creative, I’m dedicated and, surprisingly, I’m fairly patient and, in doing research on poker players, gambling legends and interesting characters of the game, I have also come to the conclusion that the poker community is caring and generous.  Each day, on facebook and twitter, I come across inspirationa…l stories, the kind that motivate you to do better.
The story of Krystal Seiling, one of only three women left in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event, is one of those of those stories.
“I have plans for some money. My number one plan is that my boyfriend needs a new kidney. He has been battling some health problems. My mom, everyone knows I’m going to help him out and get him a kidney,” Seiling said while knocking on wood.
‘I figure I have a good cause going for me and hope the poker gods can smile on me for a little bit.” Yes, may the poker gods be with her.  At High Roller Radio, we call it the ‘High Roller Way!’  “I’m going to buy my mom a purse too, she needs a nice one.”
Good luck Krystal!
Facebook Giveaway
NEXT DRAW – November 30th, for a High Roller Radio t-shirt.  To enter, simply LIKE our facebook page.  SHARES get your name in the hat 5 times.  Good luck & Good gambling.

We do appreciate the support of High Roller NATION!

YES!!!  Matteo Gianini the latest to join High Roller NATION!   Please enjoy our site www.highrollerradio.net our blog http://blog.highrollerradio.net/ and all of the great poker and gambling content here on facebook.  You are also entered into all future draws…next one November 30th for a High Roller Radio t-shirt.

Good luck and good gambling.

Matteo’s a High Roller!

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Twitter Glitter

Might just be me but Blake and adam are so far and away better coaches then Cristina and cee lo it really isn’t fair!

(Infiniti Poker’s Gavin Smith on twitter referring to The Voice fair comments indeed! Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are High Rollers)

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
-Wayne Dyer

Wayne’s a High Roller.  www.highrollerradio.net

Hey High Rollers, would love for you to click this link and hit LIKE, help our PD win a seat in a 5k freeroll and then share his winnings with The NATION.  Let’s do this….PLEASE!  lol.
$5k Sit n’ Go Contest
Derrick Oliver-Dewan has submitted a name in the contest to win a seat in a $5,000 sit n’ go poker tournament. Good luck!

Thought of the Day – Poker Tidbits

October 18, 2013:  hey High Rollers…something positive to start:

HRR Thought of the Day:

“Life is like a game of poker, you have to play the hand you’re dealt.  But, a wise player can play what seems to be a weak hand and win the game.”
Rick Warren

TidbitDoyle Brunson won the world title back-to-back in ’78 and ’79…each time his final hand was 10-deuce…a terrible hand that he played well and tuned into a winner.  If you are dealt a Bad Beat…play your hand the best you can!

The High Roller Way.



Did you know?  Dr. Seuss, after writing his best-selling Cat in the Hat, was wagered $50 by his publisher he couldn’t write a book using 50 words or less.  Dr. Seuss won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham.

Photo: Did you know?  Dr. Seuss, after writing his best-selling Cat in the Hat, was wagered $50 by his publisher he couldn't write a book using 50 words or less.  Dr. Seuss won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham.

Did you know?  Doyle Brunson’s late dog Casper was named after his card protector, Casper, the friendly ghost.  Casper was known as a mean dog, who bit more than 100 people.

Listen to Pamela Brunson interview for a peak inside Poker’s Royal Family.


BRAND NEW clip from Pamela Brunson; re; her dad’s legacy in poker and some of his failed business ventures – very entertaining…great insight into the Brunson family.  Give the entire q&a a chance…it’s terrific.

Tony K picks NFL Week 7, Chris de Beer picks UFC 166…PLUS check out Poker Fun & Gaming Goodness; two awesome pages.  Tony K, by the way, of VegasTopDogs.com started on our show 3-1…impressive…he is America’s top handicapper.  Chris de Beer, ‘The Don’ of sports betting, is 31-8 picking MMA….UFC 166 Saturday…Cain Velaquez versus Junior Dos Santos.

better than this.  listen now at www.highrollerradio.net

Photo: Tony K & Chris de Beer on High Roller Radio - BIG WEEKEND - NFL week #7 and UFC 166...wow.  Listen to our team of experts break down these matches like no other team can!  Tony k and VegasTopDogs.com 3-1 last week in their debut on this show...."the DON" 3-1 and 8 in MMA.  Can't get better than this.  listen now at www.highrollerradio.net
Twitter Glitter:

Dana White @danawhite  1m
Just landed in Houston for Cain vs JDS. I will have a Vlog up on Thursday.

(YES, this Saturday…be sure to listen to Chris de Beer as looks to improve upon his impressive 31-8 record on the show…stay tuned.)

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Congrats again to Ed Barkhouse…the winner of our latest draw for a High Roller Radio t-shirt….good job Ed…thanks for your loyal support of our little site…as we attempt to grow its HIGH ROLLERS like you that will help us get there.  Stay tuned…more draws soon…all you have to do to enter is LIKE our High Roller Radio page…simple as that.
Ed’s a High Roller! MSG me your mailing address Ed at this page https://www.facebook.com/OliverDewan
Ultimate Beat
A new documentary is set to release about the Ultimate Bet scandal….called ULTIMATE BEAT.  In the headlines at www.highrollerradio.net
Photo: A new documentary is set to release about the Ultimate Bet scandal....called ULTIMATE BEAT.  In the headlines at www.highrollerradio.net
NEW PAGE:  Yesterday we bought you some POKER FUN…today we bring you GAMING GOODNESS; a great hand between Sammy Farha and Oliver Hudson, The ‘Suitcase Man,’ poker and Criminal Minds, Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler, a Straight flush to win a bracelet, a WSOP first and much, much more.  Gaming Goodness on HRR….you will LOVE this page!
High Roller Radio Thought of the Day:

Many people believe Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest geniuses in human history. Perhaps a large part of his genius was a result of knowing how to spend the limited amount of time he had more wisely than anyone else.

High Roller Radio
We have surpassed 1200 on twitter…cheers folks.

Wow!  Thanks High Rollers!

WSOP Did you know? Player of Year rankings and more…

Did you know?  Dan Lubin, a former computer analyst, moved to Las Vegas to enjoy his retirement as a dealer when he invented the game EZ Pai Gow Poker, which was an instant hit with both players and casino management.  He is no longer retired; he was hired as Manager of Table Games Development by Galaxy Gaming.  Listen to interview at www.highrollerradio.net under INTERVIEWS tab.

Invented by Dan Lubin, table games designer

Invented by Dan Lubin, table games designer



Did you know?  Gus Hansen, a multiple winner on the World Poker Tour, is the worst loser in the history of online poker.  He is down $10 million dollars on Full Tilt Poker alone.

Did you know? The Poker Hall of Fame was founded in 1979 by Benny Binion, owner of the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas.   When Harrah’s Entertainment, now known as Caesars Entertainment, acquired the rights to the WSOP in 2004, it also assumed ownership of the Poker Hall of Fame.  As of 2012, 44 people have been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, 21 of whom are still living.

Did you know?  Felton McCorquodal, who was elected into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1979, is

credited with introducing the game of Texas Hold’em to Las Vegas in 1963.


Did you know?  Poker Hall of Famer Tom Abdo died while playing poker.  According to legend, after suffering a heart attack, he asked another player to count his chips and to save his seat.

Did you know?  The legendary Puggy Pearson is credited for developing the concept of a freeze-out tournament, of course the freeze-out style is incorporated at tournaments worldwide, including the WSOP main event.

Did you know?  Jack ‘Tree Top’ Strauss’ world championship victory in 1982 is considered to be one of the greatest comebacks in poker history.  At one point, Straus had one chip remaining and somehow managed to win the title, coining the phrase “A chip and a chair”, meaning that as long as a player has not been eliminated from the tournament, he or she still has a chance.   Straus is one of three Hall of Famers to die while playing poker.

Did yiou know?  Fred ‘Sarge’ Ferris, a poker Hall of Famer, gained notoriety when the IRS seized $46,000 from him on April 22, 1983 while he was playing high stakes poker at the Horseshoe Casino.

Did you know?  Barry Johnston holds the record for consecutive years cashing at the World Series of Poker – 29.  He cashed in at least one event every year from 1982-2010.

Did you know?  While Ladies’ Events have been offered before at WSOP Europe and elsewhere, until 2013 there has never been one that offered a bracelet outside of Las Vegas. That changed Friday afternoon as WSOP Europe kicked off its 2013 series with a €1,100 Ladies Event, won by Aussie Jackie Glazier for $29,613.

Below is the first ladies event in Vegas…some history for you:

1977 World Series of Poker – Event 9  Buy-in: $100  Game: Seven Card Stud  Entries: ~62  Prizepool: $5,580  Winner: Jackie McDaniels – $5,580

2013 Poker Player of the Year
1. Daniel Negreanu 1,014.16 pts 2. Vanessa Selbst 849.58 pts 3. Mike Watson 833.44 pts … 4. David (dpeters) Peters 773.90 pts 5. Ole Schemion 762.62 pts 6. Blair Hinkle 750.97 pts 7. Steve O’Dwyer 742.62 pts
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2013 Poker Player of the Year</p>
<p>1. Daniel Negreanu 1,014.16 pts<br />
2. Vanessa Selbst 849.58 pts<br />
3. Mike Watson 833.44 pts<br />
4. David (dpeters) Peters 773.90 pts<br />
5. Ole Schemion 762.62 pts<br />
6. Blair Hinkle 750.97 pts<br />
7. Steve O'Dwyer 742.62 pts </p>
High Roller of the Day:My nephew Hayden, who scored a 20 yard touchdown in flag football today in Southern California….running play to pay dirt.  YES!

Interested in cheats and their ‘ways?‘  Listen to the legendary Johnny Hughes, author Famous Gamblers, Poker History and Texas Stories…amazing chat.  PLUS – Nolan Dalla, WSOP media Director and author One of a Kind….AND a peak into poker’s Royal Family….Pamela Brunson Q&A….YES!  Great line-up at www.highrollerradio.net

Sports betting – Did you know? Pope & Poker? and more…

October 12th, 2013:  Hey High Rollers, Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian readers, enjoy that turkey.  Week #6 in the NFL is upon us and one game features the largest point spread in NFL history…the Jaguars at the Broncos, Payton Manning and Denver obviously favoured…but will they cover?  You can let Tony K of VegasTopDogs.com help you out….simply visit www.highrollerradio.net for his picks.  Tony K – AMERICA’S #1 Handicapper!



Gambling Tidbits:

Did you know?  Legendary blackjack player Ken Uston, a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame, was a video game expert too and penned, in just four days, Mastering PAC-MAN, which hit the New York Times Best Seller list.  He also licensed his name to Coleco for Coleco Vision and published software called, Ken Uston’s Professional Blackjack, for Apple.
Did you know?  Ken Uston, who wrote The Big Play…er, which exposed secrets into Team Play blackjack,  beat the casinos in the courts, which in New Jersey, ruled in his favor against three casinos, stating they could not ban players for simply counting cards.  The casinos fought back with rule changes, like the 10 deck shoes you see now, to increase the house edge.
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Monique Michaud, Jaime Chacón, Alex Affiliatezone, the latest to join High Roller NATION….YES!  542 and counting….three days until our next draw for a HRR t-shirt…all three of you are now in.  To enter, follow the lead of onique, Jaime, and Alex….LIKE High Roller Radio and win.  Good luck good gambling….enjoy our site www.highrollerradio.net &  our blog http://blog.highrollerradio.net/

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High Roller Thought of the Day:

What’s worse than never achieving your dream? How about reaching it and then seeing it get taken away?  Setting goals, having dreams… anyone can do these things so it’s not just about knowing what you want, it’s also about wanting what you want badly enough that you’ll hold on to your dreams no matter how hard life mentally beats you down.

Brand NEW:  “in the news…”  – Chris Moorman has scored more than $10 million playing online poker tournaments, the World Series of Poker Europe begins tomorrow, Tony G wants to run for Lithuanian politics, what was high stakes pro Viktor Blom’s week like (it was GOOD) and a bizarre tattoo prop bet for $550k??
Check it out….brand new “In the news…” www.highrollerradio.net
Editor’s NOTE:  Our girl out of Biloxi, Mississippi, Lori Kolstad of “LORI TELLS…” on High Roller Radio is writing up a storm and will have a BRAND NEW piece soon.  Stay tuned…she is always entertaining & interesting.
 Can’t wait.
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Isabelle ‘No Mercy’ Mercier has tentatively agreed to be on the show….yes.  A Canadian who globe trots and plays poker.  What’s it like to be in her shoes?  High Roller NATION wants to know!
She is busy…prior engagements…but says whe…n she has a moment she will get back to us…YES!
(Editor’s note:  By the way…this is my personal favorite pic of her…I would personally be distracted playing against her?  Would not be able to concentrate.  You?  www.highrollerradio.net

Photo: Isabelle 'No Mercy' Mercier has tentatively agreed to be on the show....yes.  A Canadian who globe trots and plays poker.  What's it like to be in her shoes?  High Roller NATION wants to know!

She is busy...prior engagements...but says when she has a moment she will get back to us...YES!

(Editor's note:  By the way...this is my personal favorite pic of her...I would personally be distracted playing against her?  Would not be able to concentrate.  You?  
What a combo – a one-two punch!  America’s TOP handicapper Tony K has joined the South African phenom Chris de Beer, who’s tearing up the UFC right now, on High Roller Radio.  Our sports department just got stronger!

“Chris will continue smashing the bookies in mixed martial arts and now Tony K will bring us what he brings his clients at VegasTopDogs.com – SCORE big in the NFL,”  says Derrick Oliver-Dewan, program director High Roller Radio.  “Our listeners can be assured solid advice and winning picks.”

Did you know? Poker and gambling tidbits.

October 9, 2013

Hey High Rollers, thought I should throw in some poker and gambling tidbits, what we like to call ‘little morsels of gaming goodness.’  Today, a doctor looks to create the ‘perfect’ poker face, a card-stacking master beats his own world record, The world’s largest casino, strip poker in Germany and what is the tombstone of poker Hall of Famer Sarge Ferris made of? DO you like our sexy nex Bet Online banner…sweet, just click it and you’ll be playing poker, enjoying a LIVE casino, playing the horses or betting on your favorite sports team in no time.  Enjoy this read.



Did you know?  A doctor of aesthetic medicine in New York has introduced a program of Botox and facial fillers to help poker players hide any sign of emotion, anything that might tip off other players as to what they’re holding.  Dr. Jack Berdy thinks poker might be the next big client base for Botox and has designed a program called “Pokertox.”

Did you know?  American Brian Berg, a card-stacking master, has beaten his own previous world record by completing a model of the Venetian Macau hotel and casino; made completely out of playing cards.  He spent 44 days working on this amazing model and used 218,792 playing cards.  The model weighs an impressive 272 Kg, is 35 feet long and 10 feet tall.  No glue or tape was used.

Did you know?  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.

Did you know?  Germany’s first ever strip poker tournament took place in May, of 2012, in the Blauer Salon of the Dresden Park Hotel.  It saw 40 players ante up, or panty up, 33 men and seven women, tried to keep their clothes on for the grand prize – a trip to Las Vegas.   The event was organized by the Billy Boy condom company.  The winner got 4 nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, a stretch limo and a helicopter ride over Sin City.

Did you know?  The world’s largest poker table was built in 2007 to promote a movie, called Wise Guys On Texas Hold’Em.  The giant  table is 30 feet long and 12 feet wide.

Did you know?  The tombstone of Poker Hall of Fame Fred ‘Sarge’ Ferris was made out of a poker table?

High Roller NATION

Look who joined High Roller NATION…Isabelle ‘No Mercy’ Mercier.  A Canadian who’s travelled the world playing the game she loves.  e hope to have her on the show soon.  Also joining the NATION, Bobby Green.  Yes…533 and counting.  Isabelle and Bobby are now entered into our October 15th draw for a HRR t-shirt.  Good luck & good gambling.

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