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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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Joker’s Wild: Collections, Feats of Strength & World Records

Joker’s Wild: Collections, Feats of Strength & World Records

Euchre is a popular card game in Canada, particularly Ontario. It’s a social game, usually played by four people, paired into teams of two. And it’s not uncommon to find community tournaments held in bars, legions, or recreation centres. In fact, some scholars call it Canada’s national card game. It’s…

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Flying the Friendly Skies & Winning

Flying the Friendly Skies & Winning

The flight to Las Vegas is always lively. With visions of grandeur, and thoughts of ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ most people on the plane are revved up and ready to go. Anxious to start their vacation with a bang. Some are planning to take in a few…

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How Card Architect Bryan Berg Creates The Ultimate Stack

How Card Architect Bryan Berg Creates The Ultimate Stack

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the noun phrase ‘house of cards’ is defined as “a structure, situation, or institution that is insubstantial, shaky, or in constant danger of collapse.” Welcome to Bryan Berg’s world. Trained as an architect, the 36-year old American has turned his house of cards into a mansion, a…

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Poker & Card Related World Records

Poker & Card Related World Records

Phil Laak has had an interesting and illustrious career in cards. Known worldwide as ‘The Unabomber,’ the 47-year old Californian isn’t the richest player by far. He’s ranked 376th on The Hendon Mob’s  all-time money list with close to $4 million in tournament earnings. And he hasn’t won the most…

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Top Casino Related World Records

Top Casino Related World Records

You might call it a pub crawl on steroids. Search ‘Pub Crawl Las Vegas’ on google and you’ll find a litany of outfits offering party goers a whirlwind tour of pubs and drinking establishments. Companies like Sin City Crawl Club, Vegas Pub Crawler and Turnt Up Tours have been providing…

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How ‘Kid Poker’ Introduced Himself to the World

How ‘Kid Poker’ Introduced Himself to the World

John Bonetti was a character right out of the movies. If Hollywood producers ever needed someone for the role of an old-time professional poker player, or a wily veteran gambler, they’d be searching high and low for someone like him. Intelligent, quick-witted and talkative. And with a prominent Brooklyn, New…

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Gambling Heartbreak is No Joke, But Sometimes it’s Funny

Gambling Heartbreak is No Joke, But Sometimes it’s Funny

This is a funny story about the pitfalls, or in some cases the horrors, of gambling. Let’s call it a dark comedy. We’ve all felt the sting of an agonizing casino loss. The kind that breaks the budget and causes regret, and it can be devastating to deal with. The…

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What are the Odds the Toronto Raptors Repeat as NBA Champions?

What are the Odds the Toronto Raptors Repeat as NBA Champions?

Basketball fans are anxiously counting down the hours until tip off on tonight’s NBA restart. After the coronavirus wreaked havoc, shutting down the season, along with everything else, their favourite stars are set to return to action following a nearly five-month hiatus. They won’t be able to attend the games,…

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Largest Pots in Poker History and More Exciting Moments

Largest Pots in Poker History and More Exciting Moments

What’s the biggest poker pot you’ve ever won? A few hundred bucks? A few thousand? It’s all pocket change to Tom Dwan. Known for playing the highest stakes possible, nosebleed stakes, the American has no fear. He has become a central figure in the richest cash games around the world,…

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5 of Poker’s Most Exciting Moments

5 of Poker’s Most Exciting Moments

It’s one of the most iconic, pre-packaged intros’ in television history. If you were a child of the of the sixties, seventies or eighties, you likely won’t remember the entire voice over, but surely two of its catch phrases have been forever lodged in your memory. The opening narration was…

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PokerStars Closes 2020 WCOOP, Players Win Almost $100M

PokerStars Closes 2020 WCOOP, Players Win Almost $100M

Jennifer Newell
September 25, 2020

Joker’s Wild: Collections, Feats of Strength & World Records

Joker’s Wild: Collections, Feats of Strength & World Records

Derrick Oliver
September 25, 2020

Loto-Québec Annual Results Show Profit, Revenue Down

Loto-Québec Annual Results Show Profit, Revenue Down

Jennifer Newell
September 23, 2020