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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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High Stakes Poker is Returning to the Airwaves

High Stakes Poker is Returning to the Airwaves

In a world of legendary characters, it was the iconic show. For one hour each week, poker fans around the world would congregate in front of their television sets to watch the biggest stars in poker, along with a few rich businessmen, battle it out in a juicy game of…

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Daniel Negreanu Leads the High Stakes Feud

Daniel Negreanu Leads the High Stakes Feud

There is no doubt a few nervous gamblers out there. Especially if they’ve bet big on Doug Polk. Two weeks into one of the most talked about matches in poker history, the much-hyped High Stakes Feud, and a surprising story line is developing. Daniel Negreanu, a four-to-one underdog, not only…

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Forget a Royal Rumble, How about a Casino Royale?

Forget a Royal Rumble, How about a Casino Royale?

It’s one of the most talked about moves in poker history. And, it was made by a Canadian. In 2007, at the height of the poker boom, and with GSN’s High Stakes Poker in its third season and raging in popularity, ‘Yukon’ Brad Booth pulled the trigger on a downright audacious…

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Negreanu Sends Strong Message on Opening Night

Negreanu Sends Strong Message on Opening Night

And so it begins… Talked about for months, and years in the making, one of the most anticipated heads-up battles in poker history got off to a flying start Wednesday night. Arch rivals Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk squared off, face-to-face, inside the PokerGo studios in Las Vegas. With…

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A Peach of a Hand in the Movie Tombstone

A Peach of a Hand in the Movie Tombstone

“The bet’s $500 Holliday, you in or out?” Like a buried treasure chest, freshly unearthed from its hiding place, the middle of the table was bedazzled with gold rings, pocket watches, necklaces and gold and silver coins, not to mention all the chips and bundles of cash. It was a…

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A Royal Flush at the Box Office: Maverick

A Royal Flush at the Box Office: Maverick

The bet was called, and the action was on Commodore. The crowd watching on went silent in anticipation as he leaned forward to reveal his holdings. “I have two small pairs,” he stated calmly, slowly revealing each card one at a time for dramatic effect. “Eights and eights.” Four of…

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The Art of The Steal

The Art of The Steal

It’s one of the most influential strategy books of all-time, The Art of War. And its author is considered one of history’s very finest military tacticians and analysts. In 13 chapters, Sun Tzu managed to leave his legacy by delving into and detailing every aspect of warfare. The text dates…

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Wheels in Motion on the Smoothest Ride in Poker

Wheels in Motion on the Smoothest Ride in Poker

Kenneth Cleeton (K.L.) has a long way to go if he wants to catch Bryn Kenney atop poker’s all-time money list. According to the Hendon Mob, the world’s largest live poker database, he is currently ranked in 91,559th position with $16,024 in tournament earnings to his name. Kenney, meantime, has…

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Why ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ Was Fit For Hollywood

Why ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ Was Fit For Hollywood

“By God, he’s got the jack!” As the camera panned the room, with close-ups and dramatic music, the spectators gasped incredulously. Before them was a high-stakes game of poker between two rivals. The likes of which they had never seen. And the action was fierce. The pair had been trading…

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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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Greenwood Wins Sole Canadian 2020 EPT Online Trophy

Greenwood Wins Sole Canadian 2020 EPT Online Trophy

Jennifer Newell
November 29, 2020

Canadians Move Closer to Single-Event Sports Betting

Canadians Move Closer to Single-Event Sports Betting

Jennifer Newell
November 29, 2020

High Stakes Poker is Returning to the Airwaves

High Stakes Poker is Returning to the Airwaves

Derrick Oliver
November 26, 2020