• 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...
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-28-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4.0 (189 ratings)
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling 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? Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.
©2013 Ben Mezrich (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Amazon Customer on 11-16-17

great story and great writing <br />

the narrator left a little to be desired but the overall story was great I wish I knew how it really ends

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By Todd on 03-07-16

Fascinating

Makes you rethink your contempt for the Absolute Poker guys. I'm sure this is heavily biased towards the story they want told, but it makes you at least consider that they weren't all bad.
Solid narration.

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