By Ben Mezrich
From the New York Times bestselling writer of The unintended Billionaires and Bringing Down the House—the assets for the movies The Social Network and 21—comes the larger-than-life precise story of a bunch of yankee university associates who brilliantly equipped a billion-dollar on-line poker colossus established out of the hedonistic paradise of Costa Rica.
One challenge: the U.S. division of Justice used to be gunning for them. . . .
Based on wide insider interviews and participation, acclaimed writer Ben Mezrich's Straight Flush tells the fascinating rags-to-riches story of a bunch of collage of Montana frat brothers who became a weekly poker video game within the basement of an area dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of many biggest on-line businesses on this planet, on par with a few of the behemoths of the web. At its top, Absolute Poker used to be a web empire incomes greater than one million money an afternoon, following savvy company approach or even higher good fortune. Its founders manage their operations within the unique jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous way of life of ladies, events, and money.
Meanwhile, the grey sector of U.S. and overseas legislation during which the corporate operated used to be changing into much more dicy, and shortly the U.S. division of Justice had positioned a bull's-eye on Absolute Poker. may still they fold—or double down and experience their sizzling hand? very unlikely to place down, Straight Flush is an specific, never-before-seen glance in the back of the headlines of 1 of the wildest company tales of the earlier decade.
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