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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 D&B Publishing (P)2016 D&B Publishing

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Outstanding Gambling Memoir

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.
Highly recommended.

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if you love history you'll enjoy life's a Gamble

Mike Sexton is an amazing story teller ,poker ambassador, it's a must listen poker fans

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Musr Read for Every Poker

If you like poker and golf, this is a must read. you will enjoy Mike's stories.

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My first book on Audible!

I really enjoyed Life's A Gamble and especially hearing Mike Sexton tell it himself. I've always enjoyed gambling myself just never had the money to do it much. It was great hearing all the stories and money that the legends would bet on.

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Great Read!

Thanks for sharing your stories, Mike. They were really fun to listen to and you're a great narrator.

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Entertaining

Mike is a great storyteller, if you like gambling and Las Vegas you will love this book. A very entertaining book and Mike did very well with the narration.

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Truly enjoyed this whole book

for everyone who likes hearing stuff about Vegas, gambling and poker, this book will for sure satisfy you!

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Amazing stories by one of the greatest of all time

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.

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One of the Best!

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.

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Loved it!

I've been hearing reviews from various podcasts that Mike has been on and it definitely didn't disappoint.

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  • 07-25-17

Finally an anecdotal poker book!

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I have long been searching for a poker book that isn't concerned with strategy, something that I can listen to casually and will spark my interest in the game. This book is exactly that. Mike Sexton details his career in poker, golf and sports gambling with numerous anecdotes featuring some names you'll recognise and some you'll want to know more about.

If I have one criticism it is that for some reason Sexton repeats quotes and smaller details of anecdotes as though he hasn't previously told you the exact same thing earlier in the book.

Overall it is a great read, by a very interesting individual and the self-narration brings an additional quality to the book.

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  • Mr
  • 08-18-16

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 *****