Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire--And How It All Came (Paperback)

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The larger-than-life true tale of how a few frat brothers from Montana turned a weekly poker game in a dive bar into one of the most lucrative online companies in history

ased on extensive insider interviews, Ben Mezrich--bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House--chronicles the creation of AbsolutePoker.com, including the company's initial operations in the jungle paradise of Costa Rica where its founders lived an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money; and of the gray area of U.S. and international law in which they created an industry. Soon, the U. S. Department of Justice was gunning for them. . . . Should they fold--or double down and ride their hot hand? Impossible to put down, Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look at one of the wildest business stories of the Internet age.

About the Author


Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He has published twelve books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Accidental Billionaires", which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film" The Social Network", and "Bringing Down the House", which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in twelve languages and was the basis for the hit movie "21". He lives in Boston.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062240101
ISBN-10: 0062240102
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: May 20th, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English