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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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’Slots’ of Fun with these Cartoon Classics

’Slots’ of Fun with these Cartoon Classics

It’s okay to daydream while you shovel the white stuff. Close your eyes and imagine the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip. The bells and whistles of banks of slot machines, the thrill of screaming ‘winner, winner, chicken dinner’ at the blackjack table, or the high of turning…

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A Space Gambling Odyssey

A Space Gambling Odyssey

“We’ll be there any minute now, Lady Luck here we come.” George Jetson was revved up and ready to go. He and his wife Jane were en route to Las Venus to renew their wedding vows, and you could tell he was anxious to get there. What better place for…

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Gambling is a Family Tradition for the Family Guy

Gambling is a Family Tradition for the Family Guy

“I see your bet Carter, and I raise you CNN.” Talk about breaking news. Ted Turner, in a high stakes poker game with some of his wealthy friends, had just wagered the Cable News Network (CNN), the network he founded, that his two pair were good. Michael Eisner, former chair…

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Doug Polk Wins the High Stakes Feud

Doug Polk Wins the High Stakes Feud

It was only one hand of 25,000 total, but for Daniel Negreanu, it’s indicative of how the High Stakes Feud played out. He and his opponent, arch rival Doug Polk, were both dealt one of poker’s top ten hands, ace-king. Negreanu had A, K, with the king of spades, Polk…

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The ‘X’s’ and ‘Doh’s’ of Gambling

The ‘X’s’ and ‘Doh’s’ of Gambling

“Are you playing poker with my college fund?” Lisa Simpson gasped at her brother once she realized he was up to no good. What would she expect? 10-year-old Bartholomew JoJo Simpson, star of The Simpsons, the longest running animated series in American television history, is a notorious prankster, who takes…

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What Happens in Rock Vegas, Stays in Rock Vegas

What Happens in Rock Vegas, Stays in Rock Vegas

Football. Golf. Bowling. Frederick J. Flintstone is a bona fide three-sport star. The main character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime-time on ABC from 1960 to 1966, has a long list of exploits. Not only one of the most recognizable figures in show business history, he also…

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Is Bugs Bunny the Best Gambler Ever?

Is Bugs Bunny the Best Gambler Ever?

Chances are Elmer J. Fudd wasn’t much of a card player. He wore his heart on his sleeve, always seemed to be on tilt, and his poker face was nonexistent. If he had a bad hand, you’d know it. One of the funniest fictional characters ever produced by Warner Bros.,…

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Negreanu Continues to Fight on in the High Stakes Feud

Negreanu Continues to Fight on in the High Stakes Feud

It’s a well-documented fact that Daniel Negreanu is a huge fan of the Rocky franchise. Like most people, he finds the series dramatic, entertaining and inspirational. And often draws parallels between Rocky Balboa, the boxer, and himself, the poker player. Well, if this were the movies, ‘Kid Poker’ would…

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High Roller Radio Twitter Takeover Recap

High Roller Radio Twitter Takeover Recap

It was only one word, but sometimes that’s all you need. Especially when it comes from Phil Hellmuth, perhaps the greatest tournament poker player ever. Just ask him, and he’ll tell you. With 15 gold bracelets from the World Series of Poker to his name, including the 1989 world championship,…

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Poker Pro Jeff Kimber Reflects on a World Title

Poker Pro Jeff Kimber Reflects on a World Title

Q: How important was that win for you? Obviously, it has to be up there on your list of career highlights? A: The World Heads-Up Championship was really important for me. It was my first year as a full-time poker player. I’d left work after being offered a very generous…

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’Slots’ of Fun with these Cartoon Classics

’Slots’ of Fun with these Cartoon Classics

Derrick Oliver
February 25th, 2021

Ups and Downs of Great Canadian Gaming and Apollo

Ups and Downs of Great Canadian Gaming and Apollo

Jennifer Newell
February 24th, 2021

What Makes Live Dealer Games So Fun?

What Makes Live Dealer Games So Fun?

Dave Golokhov
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