Billion dollar Hollywood heist The A-list kingpin and the poker ring that brought down Tinseltown

Houston Curtis

Book - 2020

"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. Ben Affleck. Matt Damon. John 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 co-founded 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." -- ONIX annotation.

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New York : Skyhorse Publishing 2020.
Main Author
Houston Curtis (author)
Other Authors
Dylan Howard (author)
Physical Description
xxi, 194 pages, 16 pages of unpublished plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1. An American Dream
  • Chapter 2. Game On
  • Chapter 3. Snakes in The Viper Room
  • Chapter 4. Hooking the Fish
  • Chapter 5. Money Talks, Bullshit Walks
  • Chapter 6. Molly's Game
  • Chapter 7. Hookers, Cocaine, Sunken Treasure, and Brad Ruderman
  • Chapter 8. Mo Money, Mo Problems
  • Chapter 9. Jumping the Shark
  • Chapter 10. The Night I Lost a Million Dollars
  • Chapter 11. This Is the Way the World Ends
  • Chapter 12. Deus ex Machina, Motherfucker
  • Chapter 13. Unlucky for Some
  • Epilogue