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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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Do Good Luck Charms Bring Luck at the Casino?

Do Good Luck Charms Bring Luck at the Casino?

Some people swear by good luck charms, others think they’re silly. It’s an age-old question; can you influence Lady Lucky with things like four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit’s feet? Luck has always played a huge role in gambling. And there’s no doubt lucky charms are a lot of fun. But…

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What to Bet On When All Bets Are Off

What to Bet On When All Bets Are Off

The latest casualty in the war against Covid-19, as far as professional gamblers are concerned, is the World Series of Poker. The 51st running of the game’s marquis event, slated to run from May 26 to July 15 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, has been put…

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What’s on Your Poker Playlist?

What’s on Your Poker Playlist?

Katy Perry’s hit single Waking Up in Vegas music video has more than 90 million views on Youtube. Released in 2009, it cracked the top ten in eight countries, peaking at number nine in the United States, and solidified her as an international superstar. It’s a pop track about an…

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The 15 Best Poker Players of All Time

The 15 Best Poker Players of All Time

Real or fictional, there is no shortage of poker greats in our books. These are our 15 Best Poker Players of All Time: Stu Ungar He was a troubled genius, a card savant with a nasty drug addiction. But Stu ‘The Kid’ Unbar was widely regarded as not only…

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Wrestling Fatherhood, Poker Opponents and a Healthy Lifestyle

Wrestling Fatherhood, Poker Opponents and a Healthy Lifestyle

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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Do You Have a High-Tech, High Rollin’ Gambling Den?

Do You Have a High-Tech, High Rollin’ Gambling Den?

Most people are wisely playing it safe during this pandemic scare. It’s the smart choice. Stay at home, safe healthy and do your best to stay positive. One of America’s most popular television personality’s is. With the life or death risks associated with Coronavirus, Phil McGraw, also known as Dr.

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

It’s Not Luck, It’s Skill: 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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