Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker is coming to VOD on December 1. I’d tell you more, but somebody else already did this whole press release thing below, so why double the work? I can tell you though that I’ll probably be checking it out because the last time I played real poker, I got cleaned out at Joseph Kahn’s joint, and Nick Nunziata had a ringside seat. On the flipside, though, Kahn ordered some pizza and wings, so I chalked it up to a learning experience with food. Check out the details below:
918 FILMS’ ‘BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER’ OPENS
ON VOD DECEMBER 1, 2013
AUSTIN, TX – Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – 918 Films announces that BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER, which documents the incredible story of the rise and fall of the multibillion dollar online poker industry, will be available on VOD platforms everywhere Sunday, December 1, 2013. Fans can purchase a Special Edition of the film, featuring 100 minutes of bonus features, here:http://watch.betraisefoldmovie.com.
BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER is a coming-of-age story for an entire generation of young poker professionals. The film follows Danielle, a young mother from rural Minnesota who used online poker to support her family; Tony, a Las Vegas tournament pro who co-hosts the World Poker Tour on television; and Martin, a world-traveler from Australia obsessed with understanding the intricacies of the game. These players used online poker to build a life, only to have it all stripped away in one fell swoop by forces beyond their control.
The independent documentary, financed by a group of 12 high stakes online poker players, debuted to great acclaim at the 2013 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and launched worldwide via VHX on June 30. Gravitas Ventures acquired the North American and international VOD rights after observing strong audience reactions and Internet buzz.
Ryan Firpo and Jay Rosenkrantz’s BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER has been hailed as “an engaging look at a subculture that both introduces and defends online poker along the way… Recommended viewing for anyone wanting to learn more about online poker’s remarkable – and never to be repeated – early era.” (Martin Harris, Professor of Poker in American Film and Culture)
The film will be available on VOD on platforms everywhere Sunday, December 1, 2013 and in select Alamo Drafthouse Theaters in December.