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Derrick Oliver

Derrick Oliver

Derrick Oliver Dewan is the founder of High Roller Radio and has interviewed a number of the world's top poker players and gamblers. A former radio and television broadcaster, Derrick was brand manager for Poker Pro Canada magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including the Toronto Star & Windsor Life.

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The Last Dance: Canadians Who Deserve Their Own Version

The Last Dance: Canadians Who Deserve Their Own Version

Chances are you’ve already seen it, but did you know The Last Dance wasn’t supposed to be aired until this month? The 10-part sports documentary, produced by ESPN Films and Netflix, was originally slated for a June release but, because of the coronavirus pandemic, executives chose to green light the mini-series…

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How Canada and USA are Working to Re-open Casinos

How Canada and USA are Working to Re-open Casinos

Just like the political landscape has changed in the United States, so has the gambling scene. For years, the casino industries have provided people an escape. An entertaining night out. Not to mention all the action they could ask for. But over the past few months that luxury has been…

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Going High & Low in Omaha

Going High & Low in Omaha

Laurence Peter, the late Canadian educator and “hierarchiologist,” once said, “the problem with temptation is that you may not get another chance.” Best known for his 1969 publication of The Peter Principle, he most certainly wasn’t talking about the game of Omaha Hi/Lo, where second chances sometimes come in handy.

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Burgers & Bracelets: The Story of Calen ‘Big Wheel’ McNeil

Burgers & Bracelets: The Story of Calen ‘Big Wheel’ McNeil

Poker is a cutthroat business. Those at the top of the game make a living off of exploiting weaker opponents, using their chips as weapons, and bullying the smaller stacks. They will bluff and check raise an adversary into oblivion with no qualm. Calen ‘Big Wheel’ McNeil is one…

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Poker Pros Who’ve Gone From Big Pots to the Big Screen

Poker Pros Who’ve Gone From Big Pots to the Big Screen

You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone in poker more famous or with more cameos than Phil Hellmuth. He secured fame, fortune and poker immortality after winning the 1989 world championship. At the tender age of 24, he denied Johnny Chan his third straight title in the process. Hellmuth has gone…

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8 Celebrities & Athletes Who Love to Gamble

8 Celebrities & Athletes Who Love to Gamble

If the world didn’t already know, it certainly does now: Michael Jordan likes to gamble. The greatest player and one of the biggest celebrities the game of basketball has ever seen. A 6-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls. And now has played a starring role on television the past…

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To Bluff or Not to Bluff?: How Players Use Their Poker Face to Win

To Bluff or Not to Bluff?: How Players Use Their Poker Face to Win

There’s an old adage in poker, one of the game’s cardinal rules, and it’s stood the test of time — don’t bluff against bad players! Why? Inexperienced players are more likely to call because they just don’t know any better. An ill-timed bluff against a player like that, a…

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Greg Raymer: A World Champion Fossilized in Time

Greg Raymer: A World Champion Fossilized in Time

10,000 years or 10 million years? There’s no telling, exactly, how long it takes a fossil to form. For ages, archeologists have believed the process took tens of thousands of years, if not millions. Things like skeletons, teeth and shells to become forever preserved in their petrified form. That line…

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Do Good Luck Charms Bring Luck at the Casino?

Do Good Luck Charms Bring Luck at the Casino?

Some people swear by good luck charms, others think they’re silly. It’s an age-old question; can you influence Lady Lucky with things like four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit’s feet? Luck has always played a huge role in gambling. And there’s no doubt lucky charms are a lot of fun. But…

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What to Bet On When All Bets Are Off

What to Bet On When All Bets Are Off

The latest casualty in the war against Covid-19, as far as professional gamblers are concerned, is the World Series of Poker. The 51st running of the game’s marquis event, slated to run from May 26 to July 15 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, has been put…

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