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The Resource 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 crashing down..

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 crashing down..

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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 crashing down..
Title
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 crashing down..
Statement of responsibility
Ben Mezrich
Title variation
Straight flush
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, author Ben Mezrich's Straight Flush tells the rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world. At its height, Absolute Poker was an online empire earning more than a million dollars a day, following savvy business strategy and even better luck. Its founders set up their operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money. Meanwhile, the gray area of U.S. and international law in which the company operated was becoming a lot more risky, and soon the U.S. Department of Justice had placed a bull's-eye on Absolute Poker. Should they fold--or double down and ride their hot hand? This is a look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.-
Summary
Follows a group of hard-partying frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local Missoula bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world--and who became fugitives on the run after the Feds shut down their operation
Pace
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10181839
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
795.412
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar online poker empire--and how it all came crashing down
Label
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 crashing down..
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20888572
Edition
1st. ed.
Extent
288 pages : photographs
Isbn
9780062240095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(1234)157662
Label
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 crashing down..
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20888572
Edition
1st. ed.
Extent
288 pages : photographs
Isbn
9780062240095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(1234)157662

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