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Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Ryan Firpo

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About the Movie

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. For millions of young people, online poker was more than a game, it was a lifestyle. It was an opportunity to live completely outside the system, to discover your true identity and get rich doing something you truly love. All the elements that made poker such an integral part of American culture throughout history were found in online poker, and these 21st century poker mavericks helped launch the game into an exciting new era. But everything changed on "Black Friday", April 15th, 2011, when the US Department of Justice unsealed indictments against the major US-facing online poker sites and shut down online poker in America. Suddenly, these online poker professionals weren’t mavericks. They were outlaws.

Customer Reviews

BRF was great!

Very good film about the events over the past few years and why they happened.

Bet Raise Fold

I would recommend this film to all people not just poker players. Hopefully with the spreading of the film, online poker will be back nationwide in the states soon.

Great Documentary

A great movie about the real story of internet poker, following several players across a spectrum of players out there through Black Friday and beyond. This isn't a fictionalized Hollywood telling of poker, but a real story about these player's lives and the internet poker industry in general.

Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker
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