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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 including Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer and Barbara Enright. A former, long-time radio and television broadcaster, Derrick has always had a passion for all things gambling (and darts too). He has even played at the World Series of Poker and other cash games all around the world. To see more of Derrick is up to on a day-to-day basis, go follow him on Twitter @HighRollerRadio

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Phil Hellmuth Does It Again!

Phil Hellmuth Does It Again!

It’s one of the more popular questions in sports these days. Who’s the GOAT? If you haven’t heard the term yet, G.O.A.T., it’s an acronym for ‘Greatest of All Time’, and its thrown around widely on social media. Is Wayne Gretzky the greatest hockey player of all time, or is…

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The Artistry of Over Indulgent Gambling

The Artistry of Over Indulgent Gambling

Have you ever been to a home game where things go awry? Where the night starts off well enough, but then all hell breaks loose? Perhaps the overflowing alcohol got the best of a few people, or maybe it was the bad beat one buddy put on another…

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The Art of the Card Sharp

The Art of the Card Sharp

Did you know one of the world’s most famous works of gambling art is a Michelangelo? No, not that Michelangelo. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. His Italian compatriot Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni is one of the most celebrated artists ever, and known simply today by his first name.

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Poker’s Masterpiece Collection

Poker’s Masterpiece Collection

The action is three-handed, and it’s hot and heavy. You can sense the drama. Everything seems to hinge on this one hand. One player has made a substantial bet, is sitting there calm and cool, poker face on, and has a lit cigar in one hand. The other two,…

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The Rematch is Set for High Stakes Duel II

The Rematch is Set for High Stakes Duel II

“Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been doing this for years. Mama said knock you out.” Make no mistake about it, Phil Hellmuth is a much better poker player than he is a rapper. Trying his best to impersonate LL Cool J, the World Series of Poker’s all-time bracelet leader…

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Game On! Round 1 of High Stakes Duel II

Game On! Round 1 of High Stakes Duel II

It had all the feel of a shootout in the Wild West. Two cowboys with their boots and stirrups on, their holsters strapped tight, and their weapons at the ready, both waiting for the other to make their move. The dictionary defines ‘duel’ as a “contest with deadly weapons between…

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Everything Old was New Again on Season 8 of High Stakes Poker

Everything Old was New Again on Season 8 of High Stakes Poker

The intro was familiar. The soundtrack, too. And, when the voices of AJ Benza and Gabe Kaplan came in with their opening narration over a montage of classic highlights, some of the greatest moments in poker history, everything seemed right with the world. For fans everywhere, it was goosebumps all…

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Two Legends of Poker in a Duel for the Ages

Two Legends of Poker in a Duel for the Ages

As far as poker podcasts go, it was one of the most explosive opening ten minutes ever. The latest episode of the No Gamble, No Future show, featuring Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu, kicked off with a feisty exchange that left co-hosts Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks speechless. And nothing…

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Three Queens of Poker on International Women’s Day

Three Queens of Poker on International Women’s Day

“The last time I played cards was at the Mirage in Las Vegas.” It was a year ago, before the pandemic hit, and Tara Macdonald, a Canadian with a penchant for poker, craps and slots, was killing time on the strip. She had already checked out of her hotel room,…

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National Blackjack Day 2021

National Blackjack Day 2021

Have you ever seen a player NOT split two aces in blackjack? Most gambling aficionados understand there is one thing you should absolutely always do at the blackjack table, no matter what the dealer is showing. That is to split your aces. When you’re dealt the game’s most powerful card,…

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Loto-Québec Proceeds with $12M Salon de Jeux Move

Loto-Québec Proceeds with $12M Salon de Jeux Move

Jennifer Newell
May 7th, 2021

Phil Hellmuth Does It Again!

Phil Hellmuth Does It Again!

Derrick Oliver
May 7th, 2021

Canadians Capture 15 SCOOP Titles in PokerStars Series

Canadians Capture 15 SCOOP Titles in PokerStars Series

Jennifer Newell
May 5th, 2021