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    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... (Paperback) By (author) Ben Mezrich

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    DescriptionFrom Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House--the sources for the films The Social Network and 21--comes the captivating tale of a group of college buddies 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 the behemoths of the Internet. At its height, Absolute Poker was an online empire earning more than a million dollars a day. 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 riskier, 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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    Title
    Straight Flush
    Subtitle
    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...
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Mezrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 376 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062253675
    ISBN 10: 0062253670
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KC, KJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 795.412
    Libri: I-BE
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C39208200
    BISAC V2.8: GAM002040
    B&T Approval Code: A48186000, A09170000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000, BUS025000
    BIC subject category V2: UMK
    BISAC V2.8: COM012040
    BIC subject category V2: WDMC2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRU005000
    LC classification: GV1251 .M49 2013B
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Harperluxe
    Imprint name
    Harperluxe
    Publication date
    28 May 2013
    Review quote
    "Engrossing. ... I can't wait for the movie."--Boston Globe