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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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It’s Not Luck, It’s Skill: A look into Mike Leah’s Impressive WSOP Career

It’s Not Luck, It’s Skill: A look into Mike Leah’s Impressive WSOP Career

Mike ‘GoLeafsGoEh’ Leah has won an astounding $8 million playing cards. He sits 138th on poker’s all-time money list to join some elite company. Two Americans, Bryn Kenney ($56.4 million) and Justin Bonomo ($49.1 million), are listed #1 and #2. Fellow Canadian Daniel Negreanu is third. ‘Kid Poker’ has cashed…

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Mike Leah’s Dominant Run to the Top of the Poker World

Mike Leah’s Dominant Run to the Top of the Poker World

As the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc nationwide, leaving grocery store shelves bare to near-empty, there is one Canadian, Mike Leah, who will never run short on hard work and competitiveness. His cupboards are full and, like a master chef, he’s been mixing the two together for years. A dash…

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10 Ways to Live Your Best Life While in Quarantine

10 Ways to Live Your Best Life While in Quarantine

Because Self Isolation doesn’t have to suck. We’ll give you 2-to-1 you didn’t see this coming. A global pandemic scare resulting in mass hysteria? The scenes have been crazy. Everything from the great toilet paper shortage of 2020, to the mile-long line-ups outside Costco’s everywhere. Even the end of sports…

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What are the odds of staying on budget in Las Vegas?

What are the odds of staying on budget in Las Vegas?

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. It’s an old adage that alludes to all the possible scenarios that could potentially play out on a trip to sin city. You know, gambling sprees, alcoholic binges or snap weddings at a drive through chapel. Have you seen the movie The Hangover?…

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Less Payouts, Less Entertaining: Celebrating National Blackjack Day

Less Payouts, Less Entertaining: Celebrating National Blackjack Day

Chris Georgieff is your typical gambler. A marketing executive and businessman, he travels a lot and finds himself in Las Vegas a few times each year. He usually stays on the strip, and he loves to play blackjack. He is not a card counter or an advantage player, he just…

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Top Pro Puts His Stamp of Approval on Schedule & Structure of 2020 World Series of Poker

Top Pro Puts His Stamp of Approval on Schedule & Structure of 2020 World Series of Poker

Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler has been chopping down the competition on the poker circuit for years now. He has amassed more than $4 million in tournament earnings, and according to the Global Poker Index, ranks 10th all-time in cashes’ with close to 400 worldwide. At the game’s marquis event, the World…

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‘Chainsaw Approved’: How this Top Pro has been chopping down his competition at WSOP

‘Chainsaw Approved’: How this Top Pro has been chopping down his competition at WSOP

As his nickname suggests, Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler has been chopping down the competition on the poker circuit for years now. He is no stranger to winning. He has amassed more than $4 million in tournament earnings. According to the Global Poker Index, he ranks 10th all-time in cashes’ with close…

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National Blackjack Day: Bringing the fun back into the game

National Blackjack Day: Bringing the fun back into the game

We are quickly approaching a very important date on the calendar. March 2nd is National Blackjack Day, and it is for a very specific reason. If you were to write the date like odds and it’s 3:2, the traditional and standard payout on a blackjack. Over the past few years…

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The Story of Omaha, Poker’s Most Action-Packed Game

The Story of Omaha, Poker’s Most Action-Packed Game

The combinations are endless. Four cards instead of two? Oh, the possibilities. The game of Omaha is an action junkie’s dream, and you don’t have to look much further than the upcoming World Series of Poker to understand its raging popularity. Of the 61 confirmed events to date for the…

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The Importance of Positivity at the Craps Table

The Importance of Positivity at the Craps Table

Legendary Dice Controller Dominic LoRiggio says “Nobody Likes a Don’t Player!” I don’t usually start articles in the first person, but I want to tell you about the first time I ever played craps. It was at the Wynn in Las Vegas, one of my favourite poker rooms to…

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It’s Not Luck, It’s Skill: A look into Mike Leah’s Impressive WSOP Career

It’s Not Luck, It’s Skill: A look into Mike Leah’s Impressive WSOP Career

Derrick Oliver
March 31, 2020

PokerStars Founder Scheinberg Pleads Guilty in US Court

PokerStars Founder Scheinberg Pleads Guilty in US Court

Jennifer Newell
March 31, 2020

How Live Dealer Games Can Help You Feel Less Isolated

How Live Dealer Games Can Help You Feel Less Isolated

Jennifer Newell
March 30, 2020