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Did you know? Poker & Gambling Anecdotes

Hey High Rollers, watching the NCAA intently and t’s been extremely exciting; how about the Mercer Bears?  Wow….big match-up with Tennessee on Sunday.  Warren Buffet’s Billin Dollar bracket is DONE….no winners…everyone’s busted on just the 2nd day.  9.5 quintillin to one or something like that….you gotta believe if someone’s offering that kind of money they had to be SURE no one would claim the prize.  Great marketing!  It got a ton of play, heck even the President filled oput some picks.

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Did you know?  At first, WSOP bracelets did not have much prestige. Ten-time bracelet winner Doyle Brunson said that his first bracelet “didn’t mean anything” to him and that he did not even pick up two of them.

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 a somewhat “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.



Cigars, Women & Poker
Paul “Cigar” McKinney is an American poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the age of 80.  McKinney won the 2005 World Series of Poker Seniors World Poker Championship No Limit Hold’em became the oldest person to win a WSOP event at the age of 80.  On his bio sheet for the World Series of Poker he listed his hobbies as “moonshine, cigars and young women.”


‘Poker Alice’
Alice Ivers Tubbs; aka: Poker Alice (1851-1930)  was perhaps the best known female poker player in the Old West.  At the age of 79 she underwent a gall bladder operation in Rapid City, but died of complications on February 27, 1930.   In her later years, Alice claimed to have won more than $250,000 at the gaming tables and never once cheated. In fact, one of her favorite sayings was: “Praise the Lord and place your bets. I’ll take your money with no regrets.” 



Greatest Trick of them All!
Antonio Esfandiari pocketed a whopping $18,346,673 after claiming the largest buy-in tournament in poker history. In total, 48 players ponied up the astounding $1 million buy-in to play in the The Big One for One Drop, at the 2012 World Series of Poker. It was largest prize ever awards in sports history.


Can you say Ganjifa?
These 
Archaeology Ganjifa Playing Cards come from Iran.  Ganjifa and Aas-Naas are traditional Iranian card games whose history goes back to the 15th century Safavid period. Apparently Ganjifa was similar to Hokm and Aas-Naas to Poker. These hand-painted playing cards are all from the late Qajar period and are made of lacquered papier-mâché.



Playing like the Boys
In 1941, the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, CT held a night like no other; they indulged in traditionally male pastimes like cigar smoking, poker playing, and wrestling. The night confused the majority of Milford’s male population but made quite a splash none-the-less.


The Ace of Clubs House Museum

What a great historical landmark in Texarkana, TX. (1885) This 22- sided house is built in the shape of a “Club” playing card. The local legend is that entrepreneur James H. Draughon built the house with the winnings from a poker game. The winning card was the Ace of Clubs. Each room represents a specific period in the history of the house. The house is located at 420 Pine Street and is part of The Texarkana Museums System.

“It’s impossible to overstate the value of a World Series of Poker gold bracelet to anyone who takes the game seriously. It is the equivalent of winning the Stanley Cup in hockey or the Lombardi Trophy in football.”
– Jeffrey Pollack
2006 WSOP bracelet ceremony


Legend has it, the longest poker game in history was played in this town, Thurmond, WV, circa 1915.

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

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

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

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“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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Charity Walk

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

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SHANIAC

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

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Viktor Blom ‘Winning’
The man known as Isildur1 online has added a smooth $400k to his bankroll after another successful week on the virtual felt.  Blom is now up $2.2 million for the year.

Who played the largest pot in televised poker history? 


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

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

Venetian Maccau

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

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A not so successful record producer, Spaniard Garcia-Pelayo decided instead to devote his energies to his favourite passion, roulette.  In the 1990’s he became the first person to exploit wheel bias and retired with more than $1.5 million in the bank.

Isa Summers was very attractive and not your everyday casino cheat.  In the 1960’s and 70’s she reeled in tens of thousands of dollars using shiftiness and smarts; her specialities were ‘hand mucking’ and switching in ‘coolers’ at the blackjack table.

Louis Colavecchio was a counterfeit – at counterfeit coins.  In the late 90s, law enforcement agencies from various states, the FBI and Secret Service included, descended on his home.  There, they found thousands of manufactured slot tokens from dozens of casinos throughout North America.  Colavecchio was an expert at duplicating anything made out f precious metals or stnes.

You’ve heard about the M-I-T Blackjack team?  Books have been written about it and ’21’, a major Hollywood movie chronicling the story came out in 2008.  What began as an after school club quickly became a refined gambling machine, assaulting casinos for years and for millions.  In the 90’s these brilliant students employed statistic-based systems and team play to their advantage.  The team’s wins were legendary, one weekend earning $400,000 alone.

Stable boy turned millionaire.  In March 2012, 29-year-old Irishman Conor Murphy placed the luckiest bet of his life at Cheltenham.  He wagered $75 on all five of his boss’s horses to win and, guess what, they did.  Murpjhy scooped a stunning pot of $1.5 million in the accumulator.

The 1913 Kentucky Derby produced the longest shot in the history of the race when 91-to-1 outsider Donerail claimed victory.   One hundred years ago, those putting $2 on Donerail would have collected $184.90.

Incredible!  Jockey Frankie Dettori left bookmakers with their jaws dropped in 1996 when he won all seven races at the Ascot Festival in the United Kingdom at odds of 25,000-to-1.  Darren Yeats placed a £59 ($89) accumulator bet on all of Dettori’s races and it paid off, big time.  Yeats took home £550,000 ($830,000) richer.

Gambling Joke

Two bored dealers are waiting around for someone to walk up and try their luck at the craps table. A very attractive lady comes in and wants to bet twenty-thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. The dealers agree.

She says, “I hope you don’t mind, but I feel much luckier when I’m half naked.” With that she strips naked from the waist down, and rolls the dice while yelling, “Momma needs a new pair of pants!” She then begins jumping up and down and hugging each of the dealers.

“YES! I WIN! I WIN!” With that she picks up her money and clothes and quickly leaves.

The dealers just stare at each other dumbfounded. Finally one of them asks, “What did she roll anyway?” The other answers, “I don’t know. I thought YOU were watching the dice!”

Chris de Beer is back baby! “The DON’ of sports betting, now a stunning 42-and-17 on this show, takes a look at UFC Fight Night 36 on FOX – Machida v Mousasi.

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

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2014 WSOP Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck & Good gambling!

Wow!

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

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The NATION Grows

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

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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.

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Online War Wages On, Cops Raid a Seniors Game

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

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Online Poker Battle!

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

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

Go get ’em guys!

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

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

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

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

Are you kidding me?

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

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

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

What is going on here?

 

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

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

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High Rolling Football Team

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

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Olympic High Rollers

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

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

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

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

— Bruce Dern

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

— Lee Trevino

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

— Stanislaw J. Lec

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

— Mario Puzo

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

— R. E. Shay

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

— Veteran Vegas Gambler

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Honesty & Integrity in Poker

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

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

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

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

Cop in Trouble?

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Superbowl

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

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

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

High Roller NATION

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Good luck and good gambling.

UFC 169

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

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

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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

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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/

2-to-1 you’ll LOVE it! Plus, you are all now entered into all future draws on High Roller Radio NEXT FREE GIVEAWAY will be announced soon.

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!
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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.

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The FedEx Gamble

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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.

BRAND NEW:

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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Be at one with the table and yourself, Danielle Striker Q&A www.highrollerradio.net

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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

http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/16566-sharking-the-targeting-of-high-stakes-poker-players

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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

Www.pokersamadhi.com

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?

The interview is slated for later today…stay tuned, Danielle Striker, a good friend of the show, on HRR>

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