How 6 College Kids Built an Online Poker Empire

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ben Mezrich tells the story of six college friends who dealt their way into a billion-dollar online poker empire. His book Straight Flush tells the rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana fraternity brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into, one of the largest online companies in the world, which, at its height, was earning more than a million dollars a day, getting the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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