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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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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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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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