Mike Sexton is a legend in the poker world.
In a life spanning over four decades as a poker professional, Mike has excelled both on the felt and on the business side of poker. He is a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, helped create PartyPoker in 2001, and was a key player in an event that changed the poker world forever - the launch of the World Poker Tour (WPT) in 2002. He has been a commentator on the WPT, along with Vince Van Patten, since its inception.
In addition, Mike was recognized as poker's Top Ambassador at the Card Player Magazine Player of the Year Awards gala in 2006. That same year, he won WSOP Tournament of Champions, winning $1 million in prize money - half of which he donated to charity. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009.
In this book, Mike recounts his personal experiences and gives his take on some of poker's legendary characters over the past 40 years. If you enjoy poker, are fascinated by the development of the game, and enjoy compelling poker, golf, and gambling adventures, then you'll love Life's a Gamble.
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Co-Owner of a Small Sewing shop in Dayton Ohio. Love anything artistic and I love to listen to audible as I am sewing at home.
This book is full of fascinating stories by one of the most important poker players of all time. He is candid and honest with his experiences in the world of gambling and poker. There are many great lessons to be learned here for all types of people even non gamblers. The narration is a solid 10/10, I think maybe only Morrgan Freeman has a better voice. I can't reccomended this book highly enough. I will be revisiting Life's A Gamble many more times.
By far one of the best poker books I have ever listened to. Caught myself laughing out loud many a times during the book. Thank you Mike Sexton for the fantastic stories and the lessons I will no doubt walk away with.
You likely know Mike Sexton from his enthusiastic commentary on the world poker tour, the televised poker show that changed poker forever and helped ignite the poker boom.
Before listening to his narration of his own memoir, that's all I knew about the author. I now know far more, and in as entertaining a manner as it's possible to learn about someone's fascinating life.
This book is not only about Mike; it is filled with stories of many of the legendary gambling names of the last two generations. I heard stories here I had heard nowhere else. While I would never want to live those stories, they were fascinating to learn.
Great stories about poker from someone who was there. I couldn't wait for the next chapter. I went to the whole book in one day.
I want a particularly Mike Sexton on his reading of the book. Most authors do a crappy job of reading the book. Mike made it better.
This book, by far, is the most entertaining poker book. Mike does a great job delivering some of the best stories about big names, gambling for big money. Just finished it for the second time and I'm sure i will re-visit this book.
Rock Star by day and night... Follow me on FaceBook! Born in Brooklyn, Raised in PA.. traveled the USA! Gardens, pro photographer, fishing
Big Daddy's read or "listened to" just about every book on Vegas, Poker.. Gambling Action.. or (real Gamblers) out there. This book here! "Just Wow!"
Chapters speed by.. "I couldn't stop listening..!"
Please Mike! Write more books on "People in Poker!"
The parts on KOJACK.. wow. The stories about your younger years... (Mother) *Amazing
This long time poker loving Action Junkie Approves! Big Daddy Likes! alot alot alot!
Folks! HIT buy! Do it Now!
LIFES A GAMBLE IS worth asking price.. by chapter 7! ... alone!
loved it, juicy details, fantastic narration, overall an enjoyable experience, finished it in 5 days
"Fantastic book !!!"
If you like poker and gambling stories you will love this book. Listening to Mike Sexton do the audio version is a must. Just a brilliant listen *****
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