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Molly’s Game

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Molly’s Game
By Molly Bloom
IT! Books
Retail Price $26.99
Amazon Price: $19.56

Book Description: 

Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world—an insider’s story of excess and danger, glamour and greed.In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen—she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play.Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly’s game became the game for those in the know—celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exclusive restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world’s most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her.Molly’s Game is a behind the scenes look at Molly’s game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.



This was a very interesting read about the rise and fall of Molly Bloom who is often dubbed the “Poker Princess”.  While I don’t condone her underground gaming operation, I do have to give her kudos for being clever and entrepreneurial Even after she was shut down and gone to trial, she managed to get herself a book deal! In this book, Bloom tells her story, in unvarnished truth.  She relates how she went from being a 26-year-old cocktail waitress to a woman who built an empire by running a private weekly poker game for some of Hollywood’s highest rollers.  She gives the reader and inside look at what went on behind very private doors when billionaires, financiers, pro athletes and Hollywood elite who turned up at the underground poker games she organized, which sometimes had $2 million in play.  She names names and tells lively stories.  You will get the skinny on many of your favorite stars.  All in all, this was an entertaining read.

~Reviewed by Shannon C.



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