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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"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.
I've been hearing reviews from various podcasts that Mike has been on and it definitely didn't disappoint.
"A Poker treasure."
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.
was so bummed out when it was over, I immediately started out again. It could be twice as long and never gotten boring.
"Most entertaining poker book"
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.
"Wow! What a LIFE! What Stories! GREAT book!"
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!
"thanks for the stories and advice Mike!"
a good set up stories from the gambling world Viva Las Vegas. my preferred game is no limit hold em.
"enjoyed it, very good narration def not boring"
loved it, juicy details, fantastic narration, overall an enjoyable experience, finished it in 5 days
Thank you Mike for sharing your side of these legendary stories. I enjoyed your enthusiasm and excitement.
"Any poker fan will love this book!"
Mike Sexton brings a magic to the reading. Details of his childhood and pre-WPT life were interesting and fun to learn. There were so many colorful characters that crossed the life of this poker legend and I loved the first hand tales.
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