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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Hardcover, Harpercollins, 2013, ISBN13 9780062240095, ISBN10 0062240099

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the Housethe sources for the films The Social Network and 21comes 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 Absolute Poker. 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 foldor 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.

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: May 28, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780062240095
ISBN-10: 0062240099
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.0
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