Straight Flush

Straight Flush

Synopsis

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.

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Chapters

  • StraightFlush_01_Open
    Duration: 18s
  • StraightFlush_02_Author'sNote
    Duration: 44s
  • StraightFlush_03_Chapter1
    Duration: 24min
  • StraightFlush_04_Chapter2
    Duration: 12min
  • StraightFlush_05_Chapter3
    Duration: 11min
  • StraightFlush_06_Chapter4
    Duration: 12min
  • StraightFlush_07_Chapter5
    Duration: 14min
  • StraightFlush_08_Chapter6
    Duration: 07min
  • StraightFlush_09_Chapter7
    Duration: 09min
  • StraightFlush_10_Chapter8
    Duration: 17min
  • StraightFlush_11_Chapter9
    Duration: 18min
  • StraightFlush_12_Chapter10
    Duration: 20min
  • StraightFlush_13_Chapter11
    Duration: 08min
  • StraightFlush_14_Chapter12
    Duration: 15min
  • StraightFlush_15_Chapter13
    Duration: 10min
  • StraightFlush_16_Chapter14
    Duration: 20min
  • StraightFlush_17_Chapter15
    Duration: 10min
  • StraightFlush_18_Chapter16
    Duration: 11min
  • StraightFlush_19_Chapter17
    Duration: 03min
  • StraightFlush_20_Chapter18
    Duration: 18min
  • StraightFlush_21_Chapter19
    Duration: 09min
  • StraightFlush_22_Chapter20
    Duration: 09min
  • StraightFlush_23_Chapter21
    Duration: 05min
  • StraightFlush_24_Chapter22
    Duration: 04min
  • StraightFlush_25_Chapter23
    Duration: 17min
  • StraightFlush_26_Chapter24
    Duration: 17min
  • StraightFlush_27_Chapter25
    Duration: 12min
  • StraightFlush_28_Chapter26
    Duration: 24min
  • StraightFlush_29_Chapter27
    Duration: 14min
  • StraightFlush_30_Chapter28
    Duration: 12min
  • StraightFlush_31_Chapter29
    Duration: 14min
  • StraightFlush_32_Chapter30
    Duration: 05min
  • StraightFlush_33_Chapter31
    Duration: 05min
  • StraightFlush_34_Chapter32
    Duration: 13min
  • StraightFlush_35_Chapter33
    Duration: 08min
  • StraightFlush_36_Epilogue
    Duration: 03min
  • StraightFlush_37_Credits
    Duration: 41s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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