Wednesday September 23, 2020

Poker saga plays fast and loose

Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich. Windmill Books, €16.35. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.

13th July, 2013
Ben Mezrich's account of AbsolutePoker.com's rise and fall is entertaining in its own silly way, but hugely flawed.

Straight Flush

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If you've ever felt confident enough, or financially secure enough, to have a go at online poker, you've probably heard of AbsolutePoker.com. Even in the gadflyish world of internet start-ups, its story stands out. It made millionaires of its six founders; today, the lucky ones are just non-millionaires, while the unlucky ones are either in jail or on the run.

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