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Bet Raise Fold (2013)

TV-14 | | Documentary, Crime, Drama | 30 June 2013 (USA)
Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker is a feature documentary that follows a new generation of Internet poker professionals during the meteoric rise and sudden crash of the multibillion dollar online poker industry of the 2000s.

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Ryan Firpo

Writer:

Ryan Firpo (story)
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Credited cast:
Danielle Andersen Danielle Andersen ... Self
Tony Dunst Tony Dunst ... Self
Martin Bradstreet Martin Bradstreet ... Self
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Aaron Groben ... Viktor Blom
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BET RAISE FOLD tracks the origins and evolution of the Internet poker industry during the 2000s and its impact on a new generation of poker professionals. It examines the conflict between the US government and online gambling that eventually led to 'Black Friday,' the government shutdown of online poker in the United States. The rise and fall of the billion dollar industry is woven with the lives of three major characters: Danielle, a young mother from Minnesota who used online poker to support her family; Tony, a polyamorous Las Vegas tournament pro who hosts the World Poker Tour on television; and Martin, a math genius and poker savant from Australia who used his poker winnings to travel the world. Written by Anonymous

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Bet Raise Fold breaks stereotypes
2 November 2013 | by cbirkeySee all my reviews

This is a great movie that shows what it is like to be a poker player in a positive light, following "normal" people who aren't out degening it up, but are quiet, family people who love the game of poker.

It shows the struggles all US poker players have faced these last few years due to the attack on our privileges to play poker by the government.

This isn't a sensationalized made for Hollywood account that picks and chooses some glamorous events or hands, but a view into these players' lives. It is much more like 2 months, 2 million than Rounders or Runner Runner.

You need to watch this if you or someone you love is a poker player, or you are curious as to what a real life grinder's life is like. It is a story told by the players who were immersed in the online poker boom, not an outsider.


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30 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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