Straight Flush

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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, 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.


  • 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
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