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Poker & Gambling Features: Big Wagers, High Stakes Blackjack & Roving Gamblers!

Hey High Rollers, have you been enjoying the ESPN coverage of the 2016 WSOP main event? How about William Kassoeuf, the talkative one time chip-leader, who ran his pocket Kings into Griffin Benger’s pocket Aces with just 15 left? Known for his ‘speech play’, Kassoeuf certainly was the talk of the poker world, not so much for the things he was actually saying, but perhaps more for the time he was ‘wasting’ while saying them. Personally, I loved it. Love his talk, entertaining indeed, but yes it would be nice if play could speed up a bit. Can you say shot clock? It’s coming.

Alright, we are taking our time (sorry for delay) in launching our newly updated site at www.highrollerradio.net, new design, same great ciontent and more. It will be ‘live;’ soon…so please stay tuned. In the meantime, we are transferring a lot of our audio content to youtube, in the form of some short, informative, and hopefully enjoyable videos. Here are a few of them:

Dominic LoRiggio: The Man with the Golden Arm

Billy Baxter: Poker Legend & Hall of Famer

The Breast Bet Ever? Canadian Gambler Brian Zembic

The Hole in One Gang: How British Gamblers Beat the 1991 British Open

Britain’s Best Gambler? Harry Findlay!

Hemingway on Hold’em: The Literary Giant Loved Poker

Video Poker Legend Bob Dancer

Doyle Brunson’s Super System

Ken Uston: The Blackjack & Pacman Man

Minnesota Fats: Hustler, Gambler Legend

The Rovin’ Gambler Puggy Pearson

The Moneymaker Effect – How Chris Moneymaker Changed the Game of Poker

What’s in a Deck of Cards? A lot!

The Ace of Clubs House

Most Expensive Casino Chip Ever Sold!

Amarillo Slim: Poker Legend & 1972 World Champ

John Wesley Hardin – Gambler, Gunfighter, Legend

The Cincinnati Kid: A Highly Improbable ‘Cooler’ Final Hand

The FedEx Gamble: How Blackjack Saved the Company!

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Super Bowl Bets, Prop Bets, Sports Betting & Mr. Las Vegas

Hey High Rollers, did you see that Super Bowl? Was that the worst play call in the history of the big game? Yikes. Tom Brady is a definite high roller, as is Malcolm Butler…what a play. Did you have a few dollars on the outcome? Did you win? High Roller Radio has compiled some fun facts about Super Bowl prop bets, big bets and sokme betting history for you. Enjoy.

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Super Bowl Prop Bets 2015
* What color of hoodie would Patriots coach Bill Bilichick wear?
* Would the Patriots coach smile on camera during he game?
* How many times would the announcer mention Katy Perry, the half-time performer, in the first half?
* Oddsmakers had the over/under at 2.5 as to how many time announcers would say the exact phrase ‘deflated balls’ during the telecast.
* Would there be more goals in the National Hokcey League that day than points in the football game?
Past Glory:
A Crazy $1,000 Wager Earns Man 50k

A Crazy $1,000 Wager Earns Man 50k

Giants Score Safety

Real estate man and huge Giants fan Jonah Rechnitz picked a popular prop bet – first score – using an unpopular choice –  safety. Well, the Giants forced Tom Brady into an intentional grounding from his own end zone to put New York up 2-0 to begin Super Bowl XLVI. Rechnitz dropped $1,000 on the ticket to net $50,000 at 50-to-1 odds and promptly vowed to give away all of that cash to charity.
Phil Michelson
Call it a hunch. In 2000, Phil Michelson wagered a cool $20,000 on the Ravens to win it all – before the season started. Baltimore was a 22-to-1 longshot to capture the Vince Lombardi trophy, but they did! 34-7 over the Giants. ‘Lefty’ collected $560,000. That’s like making a 60-footer for birdie.
Mr. Las Vegas Scores
In 1989, Bob Stupak, better known as ‘Mr. Las Vegas’, wagered $1 million on the underdog Bengals (-7) against the 49’ers. Cincinnati may have lost, but thanks to the cover, Stupak did not. (Always the pro, rumor has it Stupak hedged at halftime with a smaller bet on the Niners.)
The 2nd biggest upset in Super Bowl history was in 2002, when the Patriots beat the Rams. That game netted the MGM Resorts Race & Sports Book $4.8 million.
“The gambling industry is willing to devise anything to bring more money their way in profits. Prop betting is probably very popular because gamblers seek frequent and immediate action and gratification.”
– Bruce SvarePsychology Professor on prop betting.
The bookmaker is simply a middle-man who operates on a small profit margin and, ideally, he likes to see half the money wagered on one team and half on the other because if he can he will be assured a profit. If too much of the money goes on one team, the bookmaker will move the line or point-spread to encourage bets on the other team in an effort to balance his book. The person you are attempting to beat is the oddsmaker and his views on each team’s chances.
Like Father, Like Son?
Legendary gambler and prop betting specialist Titanic Thompson was honored at the first World Series of Poker in 1970. He had made gambling trips with his eldest son Tommy for many years, but after he died Tommy, a skilled, successful gambler in his own right, gave up a life of making bets for a church ministry. He successfully counsels prisoners and preaches to convince others to stay away from gambling.
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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.

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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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Billy Walters & Archie Karas – Legends!

 

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Billy Walters: Legendary Gambler

He was a dirt poor kid from Kentucky….broke 15 times….and then, as he says, started to focus.  a 30 year winning streak followed, making him perhaps the greatest, and richest professional gambler of all time!

Its the story of a degenerate gambler turned good…myth and legend…Billy Walters, despite making close to half a million dollars a year as a successful used car dealer, was often penniless…broke…the profits gone on a faded dream of beating the point spread.  At 35, he was a pathological gambler, and loser…he owed money to the bookies, couldn’t get credit, and was into his third marriage with an ill son How’d he turn it around?  Focus and dedication!  He moved to Vegas in ’82, and forget the fact he went broke 15 times, his 30-year winning streak was underway. Yes, things all changed when he joined the now-famous Computer Group, a sports betting machine that understood how to use computers to analyze statistical data to predict game outcomes.  This group was good.  Starting with yearly winnings of $100-grand, the group eventually was pulling in more than $1million a week. So dominate, so big, the group could move the betting line!  What an edge. Its 17 members were arraigned on 120 counts of conspiracy gambling and racketeering…all charges were eventually dismissed…but the group dissolved.  If big bets make you a legend….Walters is.  He wagers more than a million dollars on a typical work day, winning those bets makes you the best. Billy Walters can certainly claim to be the best….he owns a lifelong 57% winning percentage betting sports….he won $3.5 million on the Saints to win the  2010 super bowl….new orleans were 3 point underdogs…walters and his team of experts had them as favourites…and pounced.  He found an edge and took, something he’s down time and again….in 1986, he found a flaw in a roulette wheel at the golden nugget and took full advantage, exploiting it to the tune of $3.8 million.  The once dirt poor kid, degenerate gambler, is ow worth hundreds of millions of dollars.  He owns 7 homes around the world, one worth a whopping $29 million, 8 car dealerships, 9 golf courses, shopping centers, commercial properties, a $20 million private jet….he manages a team of sports consultants and programmers…who help him make, in a good year, $15 million. Worth noting, that’s only 20 % on his revenues.  Professional gambler, legend and High Roller – Billy Walters!

Fun Facts

Billy Walters made his first wager at the age of nine, staking his paper route money on the Yankees in the 1955 World Series. The Dodgers won in seven games, but the boy was hooked.

Quotable & Notable

 “I’m all-in, I mean my chips are on the table and I’m going for it.”
– Eddie Wineland
(…after being knocked out by the interim champ at UFC 165 in Toronto. Poker reference in MMA.)

Did you know?  
Nominees for induction into Poker’s Hall of Fame are subject to review by a 37 member panel; the 19 living members of the Hall of Fame and 18 distinguished members of the poker media. You must be at least 40 years ago to be inducted.

In 2009, Tom Dwan lost $2 million to, the then up-and-coming, ‘Isildur1’, the electrifying Swedish pro Viktor Blom, in just one session.

1996 world champ Huckleberry Seed was featured in the documentary Quantum Hoops, about the Cal-Tech basketball team and its pursuit of its first ever victory.

Sir Samuel Steele was the Royal Mounted Police Officer who arrested Louis Riel, without using a gun, once sentenced a Gambler to a $50 fine. The slick young gambler bragged, “I got that in my vest pocket.” Sam Steele replied, “And 60 days on the Mountie woodpile, do you have that in your vest pocket?”  The gambler was forced in to 2 months hard manual labor chopping wood.

Good luck & Good gambling!

 

Montagu Sandwich, Eric Seidel, Is Poker a Sport?

Hey High Rollers, was the sandwich conceived over a three-day poker game?  Makes sense doesn’t it.  Is poker a sport?  Let us know on facebook or twitter @highrollerradio

Two great interviews now playing at www.highrollerradio.net – Justin Oliver, bracelet winner and son of a world famous jeweller, and Ryan Laplante, who cashes 6 times at the WSOP this year and made his 3rd final table.  Listen to them now.  Also, click the banner below and bet with us at Bet Online.  2-to-1 you’ll LOVE it!

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Sandwich – Poker

John Montagu spent years travelling across Europe, assigned as Secretary of the US Navy. Commissioned to rebuild the Navy as a good war-force, John had a lot of downtime and often found himself fighting boredom. Now, sometimes when you get bored you try to create your own excitement and such was the case with our chap John. He quickly became entangled in some sketchy activity and some minor corruption cases.  After his wife was murdered by someone unknown thugs, Montagu delved into a deep depression.  When sad, which was often, he would go on these crazy gambling sprees, what alcoholics might call  binging.

While on these sprees, these binges, Montagu wouldn’t eat and once went for days without drinking water, not even a sip. This odd, peculiar way of life often worried Montagu’s servant, who knew a life of gambling and fasting couldn’t be healthy.  So, on one occasion, with Montagu on a three day gambling bender, no food or water just gambling, his servant suggested Montagu eat some beef, his favorite.  Montagu declined, only because he didn’t want to leave the table. His obsession, his compulsion with gambling had the better of him.  Luckily, his quick thinking servant decided to slip some beef between two slices of bread and slide it toward his boss.  Montagu loved it!  He even asked for another. His friends/opponents tried this new food concoction and they, too, loved it. 

Yes, the sandwich was born over a three day poker game.

Is Poker a Sport?

well, more people put competitive eating and chess ahead of poker, in terms of those activities being called a sport.  Cheerleading and fishing also ranked ahead of poker…According to an article in Deadspin, the results are thanks to reddit users…460 people responded to a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘no’ on a selection  of 53 different activities….  poker…the game we love…was dead last!  So, the majority consensus is, its not a sport…but one things for sure…they won’t be playing for $10 million at the hot dog eating championship….It might just be a game…but it certainly has sporting aspects, doesn’t it…skill, psychological warfare, ups and downs, competitiveness….and most definitely the thrill of victory and agony of defeat….what do you think…poker a sport?  Let us know @highrollerradio.

Poker in the Mainstream?

Austin Powers playing blackjack with Number 2…Number 2 is wearing an eye patch with x-ray vision and hits on 17 because he knows the next card is a FOUR. Austin Powers shows a deuce and a three and STAYS on 5.  The dealer advises him to hit but he says he likes to “live dangerously.” The dealer gets 20 and Austin loses.

This is the scene where he meets Allotta Fachina.

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’.

Eric Seidel

One of the best ever!  He captured eight WSOP bracelets, was runner-up in the 1988 World Series of Poker main event to Johnny Chan, the final hand was immortalized in the 1998 film, Rounders.

Bracelets:

1992: $2500 Limit Hold’em, $168,000

1993: $2500 Omaha Eight or Better, $94,000

1994: $5000 Limit Hold’em, $210,000

1998: $5000 Deuce to Seven Draw, $132,000

2001: $3000 No Limit Hold’em, $411,000

2003: $1500 Pot Limit Omaha, $146,000

2005: $2000 No Limit Hold’em, $611,795

2007: $5000 World Championship Deuce to Seven Lowball, $538,835

Gold’s Bracelet

Jamie Gold’s main event bracelet from his 2006 World Series of Poker championship has 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
Quotes
In Richard Munchkin’s book, Gambling Wizards, the great Billy Walters, a gambling legend, said, “If you’re committed to being a professional gambler, and you want to be the best you can be, you spend every waking moment trying to figure out a way to beat the game.”

WSOP Update, Fun Fact, Britain’s Greatest Gambler & Steve Garvey’s Hair?

 

Hey High Rollers, very exciting time of year…WSOP time…Can Phil Hellmuth get #14?  He headlines a final table in the RAZZ event, same one the ‘Poker Brat’ took down two years ago for bracelet #12.  Of course, Phil the only player to win the WSOP & the WSOPE main events.  Brandon Cantu is also at the final table along with David Bach….stacked folks.  You can watch th live link at wsop.com

Vanessa Selbst – Legend?

Yes, we’d say!  The American just captured her third WSOP bracelet in the 25k mixed max event featuring one of the best fields ever in poker.  What a resume!  She’s won close to $11 million making her the all-time female money winner.  She’s got three bracelets: 2008 $1500 pot-limit Omaha for $227,000, 2012 10-game 6 handed for $244,000 and now the mix max for $871,000. In 2010, Selbst won the NAPT Mohegan Sun main event for $750,000 and then won it again the next year. Her biggests core?  € 1,300,000 ($1.82m) for her first place finish at the 2010 Partouche Poker Tour.

She also has two final tables on the World Poker Tour, one at the 2011 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic and another at the 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open. Her WPT earnings total $849,788.  She’s won more than $4 million in High Roller events alone…that’s a High Roller folks.

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2014 WSOP Bracelet Winners:

1) Roland Reparejo, $82,000 (Casino Employees)

2) Vanessa Selbst, $871,000 (25k mix max)

3) Brandon Shack-Harris, $205,000  PLO

4) Kyle Cartwright, $360,000  NLHE

5) Tuan Le, $365,000 Deuce to 7

WSOP Fun Fact:

Pascal LeFrancois Interview

After winning his bracelet in 2010, Canadian Pascal LeFrancois posed for the winner’s photo topless.  Following a dare from friends, he kept his word and removed his shirt for the bracelet photo – what had to be a WSOP first.  During our interview on High Roller radio, LeFranscois answered a few questions in French – What was a HRR first!

A Gamblers Edge

The story goes, as told on High Roller Radio by Howard Schwartz, the legendary gaming historian and long-time owner of the famed Gambler’s Book Club in La Vegas, that a professional poker player was sitting at his table, in the middle of his game, when he noticed in the distance on television San Diego Padres first baseman Steve Garvey’s hair.   Why is that important?  “Well, remember, the poker player was pro,” Schwartz continues in monologue, “A pro will bet on anything if he thinks he’s got an edge.  The Padres were playing the Giants at Candlestick Park and the over/under was four runs.  Garvey’s hair?  It was blowing toward home plate, blowing in and blowing hard too.  So, he figured, with a strong wind, the teams would be hard pressed to score four runs.  He made the bet and won.  That’s called finding an edge.”

Howard Schwartz Clips

The Hole-in-One Gang

This is how you do it High Rollers; an outstanding example of a well-educated and slyly calculated value bet.  A professional gambler would call it, ‘finding an edge.’  It’s amazing how just a slight edge can make good gamblers great and great gamblers legendary.  If you’re in the wagering business, you’ve got to, I repeat, you’ve got to find an edge.  Enter Paul Simmons and John Carter, a couple of slick dudes who put in the work, crunched the numbers, and found an edge.  A big one too!  The boys studied a ton of historical data and calculated the odds of a hole-in-one at the British Open to be roughly 50/50, ‘Even-Steven’s’, as the kids might say on the playground.  Collectively, they were pretty sure several unsuspecting bookies would offer considerably higher odds than the evens, or less, and they were right!  Spectacularly right.  The bookies didn’t know what him them.  So, the boys found their edge.  Now, it was time to capitalize.  They placed a large number of relatively small bets all over the country at odds of up to 100/1.  What an edge!  You guessed it; Brian Marchbank scored an ace during the major championship and the boys scored huge. Depending on whom you believe, the pair won somewhere between £600,000 and £1 million – proving that bookies and the house can be beat if you find an edge.

Britain’s Greatest Gambler?

Money is no object to the true High Roller.  The Phil Ivey’s, Patrik Antonius’ and Tom Dwan’s of the world, the guys who have no fear and no regard for money, they’re the true gamblers.  Like Archie Karas, Nick ‘the Greek, Dandelos and Stuey Ungar before them, the true gambler is willing to put it all on the line, at any time, so long as they like the odds. Have you ever heard of Harry Findlay?  Certainly not as well known to the public as the aforementioned High Rollers, but Harry Findlay is indeed a kindred spirit to them.  He’s made and lost more than most will ever know. In October 2007, Findlay, arguably Britain’s greatest ever gambler, was so convinced New Zealand would win rugby’s World Cup, a ‘sure thing’he thought, so confident he advised friends and family to put everything they had on it. His personal wager?  An astonishing $2.7 million!  Oops! The legendary ‘All-Blacks’, as the New Zealand squad is known, not only didn’t win the World Cup, they lost to France and didn’t even advance past the quarter finals.  After the France victory he said, “I thought Dan Carter was a God, the dimension that made them unbeatable.  Fundamentally, I believe I was right in my assessment of the ‘All Blacks’ as a team but it didn’t work out.  I will never again bet on rugby because I could never fancy a team as much as I fancied that New Zealand side.” Yes, even great gamblers lose.  Don’t feel too sorry for Mr. Findlay though, over the years he’s won tens of millions, much of that on Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and his own horses.  “When I left school at 16,” he says, “all my mates found jobs and I said, ‘I wouldn’t work for two grand a week at the jobs you lot are doing. Get up at seven, leave the kids, go to London, come back tired at eight, too knackered to enjoy the weekends with the kids and then do it again Monday to Friday.’ They said I was mad, but who’s wrong?” That’s it right there – the life of a gamble, the appeal, the freedom to come and go as you please.  Gamblers are a different breed.

 

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.

 

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“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.

Donkey:

“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.”

Donkey:

“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.”

Donkey:

“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.”

Donkey:

(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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New Radio Show – Sports Betting Scandals – Q&A w/ Dutch Boyd

Hey High Rollers, sorry it’s been a while, been in California at my sister’s and playing some cards at the Commerce Casino, the world’s largest card room.  Amazing atmosphere and one of my favorite places to play.  Did quite well too.  Lots happening; would love for you to check out the website at www.highrollerradio.net, some changes on homepage and a few new pages as well.   First and foremost, a big announcement, or at least unveiling this Thursday night at 8 p.m. eastern on Your Poker Radio.

‘Derrick & Dannenmann’

'Derrick & Dannenmann' on YourPokerRadio.  Visit www.highrollerradio.net for details.
‘Derrick & Dannenmann’ on YourPokerRadio. Visit www.highrollerradio.net for details.

Proud to announce a brand new show to debut this Thursday night at 8 p.m. eastern on Your Poker Radio, a new and exciting radio network featuring a ton of great shows, including High Roller Radio past interviews.  Wanna check it out?  Simply visit our homepage at www.highrollerradio.net and hit Channel 1 or Channel 2.  We’re set to air at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. eastern on Thursday night’s on Channel 1, with a re-run on Friday’s at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Channel 2.

‘Derrick & Dannenmann’ features Derrick Oliver-Dewan, a veteran radio and television broadcaster and self-proclaimed poker junkie, and Steve Dannenmann, who is one of poker’s household names, finishing 2nd at the 2005 World Series of Poker main event for a cool $4.2 million.  He called Phil Hellmuth a ‘punk’ at the Tournament of Champions that same year.  Exciteable, opinionated, and funny.  This guy can play, despite referring to himself as ‘the 4th best’ in his home game.

Can’t wait for this show and network to launch this week folks, give us some time and I know we’re going to build it into a major winner.  If you hear AC/DC plaving then you know it’s time for the ‘Derrick & Dannenmann’ show on Your Poker Radio.

WE just did a fantastic interview with ‘Poker Joe’ Purvis, the man behind this new network, a friend of mine too, and with his hustle and smarts I truly believe this is going to be huge.  Very happy to be in on the griound floor.

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Eight members of the White Sox threw the 1919

Eight members of the White Sox threw the 1919 World Series.

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Blackjack in the Movies

Austin Powers playing blackjack with Number 2…Number 2 is wearing an eye patch with x-ray vision and hits on 17 because he knows the next card is a FOUR. Austin Powers shows and deuce and a three and STAYS on 5.

The dealer advises him to hit but he says he likes to “live dangerously.” The dealer gets 20 and Austin loses.

This is the scene where he meets Allotta Fachina.

Blackjack Hall of Fame

‘Blackjack Pete’

Love for Lyle
Lyle Berman, a three-time WSOPbracelet winner, has been elected into the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame – It’s 1st member and much deserved too…this guy changed poker with theWPT.

“Lyle is not only a fierce competitor at the highest limits, he completely and indelibly changed the world of poker when he co-founded the World Poker Tour,” Canterbury Park’s Senior Director of Card Casino Operations Michael Hochman said in a statement. “We talked to a great deal of people about inaugural nominees into the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame, and literally everyone’s first answer was Lyle Berman.”

Berman is from Minneapolis.
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‘Dinsmore’

R. Scott Dinsmore is one of best contributors at High Roller Radio…here he has a brief correspondance with poker pro Dutch Boyd.

April 29, 2014
Interview with Dutch Boyd

RSD: How did you start playing poker on a professional level?

DB:  I had been sneaking into card rooms and playing online since I was 18, and loved playing. When I turned 21, I landed a job at Garden City in San Jose as a prop player. This would have been in 2002. A time-sheet and a schedule… that’s about as “professional” as it gets.

RSD:  What is your favorite poker game?

DB:  I like the mixed games… the 12/24 mixed game at Aria and the 8-game rotation on Stars.

RSD: Where is your favorite poker room?

DB:  In Vegas, the Aria is a beautiful room, but I think the Orleans treats their players better. My favorite live room was Gila River in Arizona… I think they changed the name, but they had so many great promotions. Online, I’d have to go with SealsWithClubs.eu… playing with bitcoin and getting cash outs the same day you request them is pretty awesome.

RSD:  What % do you play: Cash games ( 35% ) Tournaments ( 65% )

DB:  I’d be much better off if I just played cash games… tournaments are fluky and have a much lower hourly rate.

RSD:  What is your most memorable poker experience?

DB:  Ha… you don’t need to ask. You were there, bro! Taking down that first bracelet in front of the ESPN cameras, headsup with the former year’s champion after eliminating Negreanu in 8th (“spanking his ass” for the chiplead, lol).

RSD:  What is the most notable change you have seen in poker?

DB:  Well, the UIGEA and Black Friday made up the one-two punch that told us our government doesn’t want us making a career out of poker. It’s been sad watching pros have to relocate to play the game that they love. The game epitomizes everything that is good and bad about this country, and has such a deep history here. We have presidents who funded their political campaigns from poker winnings. Yet, it’s illegal to play Texas Hold’em in Texas or Omaha in Nebraska. The economy was crushed when the big sites left and I don’t think the US poker economy will ever get back to where it was before the UIGEA, even if we see interstate pacts.

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WSOP Trophy?

Bracelets have not always been awarded for winning events. In 1970, the first WSOP Champion received nothing but a silver cup and whatever cash he won during the event. From 1971–1974, the winner received an undescribed “corny trophy”. In 1975, the winners received a sterling plate. The following year, 1976, the WSOP started the tradition of issuing bracelets to the event winners.

Topless Photo a WSOP 1st
Pascal LeFrancois is a super likeable guy.  He’s young, polite and Canadian.  A typical Frenchman, who likes to root for his beloved Montreal Canadiens’, one of the National Hockey League’s original six teams, LeFranscois proudly, dawns his ‘Habs’ jersey wherever and whenever he can.  In fact, often times you’ll see him sporting his team’s colors at the poker table.   In 2010, Le Franscois had a break-out year!  At the World Series of Poker, he managed to win Event #8, a $1500 buy-in with a ruthlessly large and talented field and collect more than half-a-million dollars.  Then, at the main event, LeFrancois finished 11th for more than $600,000.  A couple of weeks work and more than $1.1 million to show for it!  Pretty good gig if you can get it. To follow that success, and prove in the process he wasn’t a one-trick pony, LeFrancois finished second in Montreal, at the 2012 World Poker Tour main event for close to $500,000.  This guy is good.

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Definition of HIGH ROLLER
Noun:
1: a person who spends freely in luxurious living
2: a person who gambles recklessly or for high stakes
— high–rolling
Examples:
– A high roller known for his lavish parties.
– The casino offers special deals to attract high rollers

High Roller Radio has interviewed a number of poker’s top women; including Ladies Legend Susie Isaacs

Jan Fisher
Member of the Women’s Poker Hall of Fame

Barbara Enright
Only woman to ever reach main event final table

Kathy Liebert
$6 million plus in lifetime earnings

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Amarillo Slims’ Greatest Bets
• Playing Minnesota Fats in one-pocket with a broom.
•  Taking 211/2 points on the Jets and winning a big bet on Broadway Joe in Super Bowl III.
• Hitting a golf ball a mile on a frozen lake—inspired by Titanic Thompson.
• Wagering that a cat could pick up a Coke bottle.
• Betting on which sugar cube a fly would land on in an Arkansas jail. • Outrunning a horse for a hundred yards (no one ever said anything about the race being  a straight-away.  Horse had to stop and turn around.  Too much momentum.  Too late.)
• Holding a horse’s tail for a quarter of a mile in San Angelo, Texas.
• Broad jumping farther than a superior athlete at Rogers Municipal Golf Course.
• Winning the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Horseshoe in 1972.
• Rafting down the River of No Return in winter in a wetsuit made by Jacques Cousteau–a bet that earned me $31,000 from Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder.
• Beating Evel Knievel in golf with a carpenter’s hammer and betting that two out of thirty cab drivers in Dallas would have the same birthday.
• Shooting free throws with a football against a Hall-of-Fame basketball coach.
• Beating Bobby Riggs playing Ping-Pong with a skillet.
• Beating a world champion Ping-Pong player with a Coca-Cola bottle.
• Betting that a champion bowler couldn’t bowl seventy blindfolded (and that a driver with a little physical impairment could).
• Finding (a) person who could eat a quail a day for thirty days.
• Beating Willie Nelson out of $300,000 playing dominoes in Las Vegas.
• Riding a camel through Casino El Mamounia in Marrakesh, Morrocco. • Pitching coins with Bob Stupak for $65,000 at the Orleans in Las Vegas.
• Playing Larry Flynt heads-up poker at the Fips Club in Los Angeles.
• Betting a prominent politician that George W. Bush would win the 2000 Presidential election.

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

Check out our new cover www.highrollerradio.net AND – what Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler think of weed in poker….check out the page DINSMORE.  Enjoy.

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).

Where does Jennifer Tilly rank on our list of Hold’em Hotties?  Check it out now:

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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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