Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist by Houston Curtis audiobook

Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist: The A-List Kingpin and the Poker Ring That Brought down Tinseltown

By Houston Curtis  and Dylan Howard
Read by Joe Barrett  and  Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9781510755079

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“Right out of the gate, the entire game was designed to empty the pockets of those rich, celeb-loving LA suckers.”—Houston Curtis Leonardo DiCaprio. Alex Rodriguez. Tobey Maguire. Affleck. Damon. Cassavetes. What do these people have in common? Not just fame and fortune; all these men are also alumni of the ultra-exclusive, high-stakes poker ring that inspired Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated film, Molly’s Game. But Houston Curtis, the card shark who cofounded the game with Tobey Maguire, knows that Sorkin’s is the whitewashed version. In Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist, Curtis goes all-in, revealing the true story behind the game. From its origins with Maguire to staking DiCaprio’s first game, installing Molly Bloom, avoiding the hookers and blow down the hall, and weathering the FBI investigation that left Curtis with a lien on his house—this is the no-holds-barred account of the world’s most exclusive Texas hold ’em game from the man who started it—with all the names and salacious details that Molly’s Game left out. With the insider appeal of Rounders, more A-listers than Ocean’s 11, and the excitement of The Sting, Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist is the untold, insider’s story that makes Molly’s Game look tame.

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Summary

Summary

“Right out of the gate, the entire game was designed to empty the pockets of those rich, celeb-loving LA suckers.”—Houston Curtis

Leonardo DiCaprio. Alex Rodriguez. Tobey Maguire. Affleck. Damon. Cassavetes.

What do these people have in common? Not just fame and fortune; all these men are also alumni of the ultra-exclusive, high-stakes poker ring that inspired Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated film, Molly’s Game.

But Houston Curtis, the card shark who cofounded the game with Tobey Maguire, knows that Sorkin’s is the whitewashed version. In Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist, Curtis goes all-in, revealing the true story behind the game. From its origins with Maguire to staking DiCaprio’s first game, installing Molly Bloom, avoiding the hookers and blow down the hall, and weathering the FBI investigation that left Curtis with a lien on his house—this is the no-holds-barred account of the world’s most exclusive Texas hold ’em game from the man who started it—with all the names and salacious details that Molly’s Game left out.

With the insider appeal of Rounders, more A-listers than Ocean’s 11, and the excitement of The StingBillion Dollar Hollywood Heist is the untold, insider’s story that makes Molly’s Game look tame.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Curtis led a secret double life as a highly skilled card mechanic…Maguire’s cover is blown.” National Enquirer
“An experience that very few people in the world ever get to have.” New York Observer
“Curtis and [Tobey] Maguire pulled off the most incredible hustle in the history of high stakes Hollywood poker.” Las Vegas Advisor
“The king of Hollywood scoops.” AdWeek, praise for Howard
“A tabloid prodigy.” Jeffrey Toobin, New York Times bestselling author, praise for Howard
“Dylan Howard is the rare combination of cutting-edge journalist, true crime commentator, and relentless investigator. Howard passionately brings comprehensive and groundbreaking analysis to the most compelling mysteries of our time.” Dr. Phil

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Author

Author Bio: Houston Curtis

Author Bio: Houston Curtis

Barred from the Las Vegas Golden Nugget for “excessive winning,” Houston Curtis is one of the world’s most successful card mechanics and sleight-of-hand artists of the modern era. Curtis won the 2004 Legends of Poker championship before co-founding the elite Hollywood poker ring that inspired Aaron Sorkin’s Academy Award-nominated film Molly’s Game.

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Author Bio: Dylan Howard

Author Bio: Dylan Howard

Dylan Howard is an investigative reporter with unprecedented access to the facts, one of the most feared journalists in Hollywood. In 2011, he was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards, where the judges labelled him the “go-to guy for authoritative showbiz news and analysis on cable and over-the air television.” He has cracked open scandals around the careers of Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Hulk Hogan, and Paula Dean and others. His articles have been published in dozens of tabloid magazines each week, including Us Weekly, the National Enquirer, Star, In Touch, Life & Style, RadarOnline.com, and more. He has been described by the New Yorker magazine’s Jeffrey Toobin as “a tabloid prodigy” and by AdWeek as “the king of Hollywood scoops,” He exposed the Tiger Woods sex scandal and also broke the story of the A-list high-stakes poker scam that was later made into the Oscar-nominated film Molly’s Game.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 5.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English