Bilzerian Out and Sued, Selbst’s ‘Moment’, Lipscomb Eyes White House

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Dan Bilzerian Released From Jail, Sued by Model

On Wednesday Dan Bilzerian might have had the most Dan Bilzerian day possible. First, Bilzerian was arrested at LAX on what turned out to be a bomb-making charge in Nevada. After spending the night in lockup, Bilzerian was eventually released only to find out that Vanessa Castano, the model he allegedly kicked in the face at a Miami nightclub over the weekend, is suing him.

Bilzerian seemed to take it all in stride though, posting a somewhat cheeky response on social media early Thursday morning.

Vanessa Selbst Takes Time with Brian Koppelman for ‘The Moment’

Rounders co-writer Brian Koppelman has one of the internet’s most popular podcasts, The Moment. The one-on-one interview show has featured people from all walks of life but this week’s guest comes straight from the poker world: Vanessa Selbst. It’s definitely worth a listen.

WPT Founder Steven Lipscomb Launching New Reality Show

Many give Steven Lipscomb, the man who launched the World Poker Tour and brought hole card cameras to the masses, a lot of credit for helping launch the poker boom. Many don’t give him enough credit.

Now, no longer associated with WPT, Lipscomb has his eyes on a new project. After speaking with University of New Mexico business students, Lipscomb talked with Albuquerque Business First reporter Dan Mayfield and dropped a little nugget about his next idea – and he’s got his eyes set squarely on the White House. Sort of.

“We’re launching ‘Born to Run.’ It’s ‘American Idol’ meets politics. We’re selecting a Democrat and a Republican, and we’re going to let people cast votes like ‘Idol,'” he said. “Except, in the end, we’ll put both candidates in the New Hampshire primary in 2016.”

If you’re into some of those awful poker puns that mainstream media like to use any time they talk poker, read the full Lipscomb interview.

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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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