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Straight Flush

Author : Ben Mezrich
ISBN : 9780062240118
Genre : Games & Activities
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House—the sources for the films The Social Network and 21—comes the larger-than-life true tale of a group of American college buddies who brilliantly built a billion-dollar online poker colossus based out of the hedonistic paradise of Costa Rica. One problem: the U.S. Department of Justice was gunning for them. . . . Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, acclaimed author Ben Mezrich's Straight Flush tells the captivating 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, on par with some of the behemoths of the Internet. 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? Impossible to put down, Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.
Category: Games & Activities

Straight Flush Lp

Author : Ben Mezrich
ISBN : 0062253670
Genre : Games
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From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House—the sources for the films The Social Network and 21—comes the captivating tale of a group of college buddies 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, on par with the behemoths of the Internet. At its height, Absolute Poker was an online empire earning more than a million dollars a day. 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 riskier, 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? Impossible to put down, Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.
Category: Games

Straight Flush

Author : Ben Mezrich
ISBN : 9781448164608
Genre : True Crime
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Straight Flush is the true story of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world. At its height, the group's online empire was bringing in revenues of over a million dollars a day. The industry they launched grew so huge so fast, and in such a grey area of US and international law, at first it was never really clear whether their actions were legal or criminal. From setting up their operations in Costa Rica, to their efforts at building a veil of legitimacy in Vancouver; from embracing a hedonistic lifestyle of girls, drugs and money to becoming some of the richest people in the world; from engaging in operations against their competitors that sometimes escalated into near all-out wars to the legal battles that finally resulted in one of them heading to prison and another living life on the run – Straight Flush is an exclusive look behind the headlines of one of the biggest stories of the past decade.
Category: True Crime

Straight Flush

Author : William Somerset Maugham
ISBN : OCLC:38753908
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Straight Flush

Author : Mike Abbott
ISBN : 1291860789
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 45.82 MB
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Tragedy struck Jake Tordale when his wife was taken from him in a freak car accident. In his devastation he decided to take early retirement and expand his interest in his hobby of photography. His long-time employer Jon was extremely generous in his leaving present, and Jake booked a number of short holidays visiting various destinations enjoyed with his late wife. This culminated in a visit to Kefalonia where he was witness to a cold blooded murder. He encountered a past friend who was a double agent and killer, Anna a CIA agent who recruited him and knew his late brother. His adventures take him to Singapore and Australia, where he meets the beautiful Orchid an undercover Narcotics Officer. He falls in love twice, is left for dead twice, but finally prevails over his arch enemy Tom Gregory who attempts to blackmail the world with contaminated water supplies
Category: Fiction

21 Bringing Down The House

Author : Ben Mezrich
ISBN : 9781416561705
Genre : Games
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Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars. Originally published as Bringing Down the House. Reprint. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Steinfeld & Allan Loeb, directed by Robert Luketic, releasing March 2008, starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, & others) (Current Affairs)
Category: Games

Flush

Author : Carl Hiaasen
ISBN : 0375837523
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Take a romp in the swamp with this New York Times bestselling mystery adventure set in the Florida Keys from Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen! Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor—which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is in the local lock-up. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow. “The writing is pitch perfect.” —The New York Times “A royal flush.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Classic Hiaasen—laugh-out-loud satire in a Florida setting.” —Life From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Mensa Guide To Casino Gambling

Author : Andrew Brisman
ISBN : 1402713002
Genre : Games
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“The runaway winner as the best overall gambling encyclopedia written in the past 20 years.”—Detroit Free Press Walk away from every casino a winner! Take it from Mensa, the society for people with high IQs: you don’t have to be a genius to triumph at the tables. Here’s the inside line on the games and bets that give the best advantage. Do you know whether to split a pair of aces in blackjack, which slot machines carry the worst payback for the player, and why losses are more significant at video than “live” keno? Beat the bank by understanding all this and more, including odds and probability, the “house edge,” money management, and gambling psychology. The chips will just pile up. The author lives in New York, NY.
Category: Games

Collected Short Stories

Author : William Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 0140185925
Genre : Fiction
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Collects all of the stories the author wanted to preserve, providing a rich view of his prolific talent, wide-ranging views, and engaging style
Category: Fiction

The Accidental Billionaires

Author : Ben Mezrich
ISBN : 9780385532198
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 48.42 MB
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world. With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography