Poker Princess Signs Memoir Deal
Molly Bloom, the “Poker Princess”, has signed a memoir deal with It Books, a branch of Harper Collins. Bloom’s memoirs are expected to be published in 2014.
Bloom ran high stakes poker games for Hollywood stars, playboys, and athletes. Her book will give readers an insight into the games she ran in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and other cultural hotspots until, as she said, “it all came crashing down around her”.
Bloom was a leader in the underground poker scene for seven years, but that all stopped when she was named, along with Tobey Macguire (Spider Man) in a lawsuit which saw several stars seeking to reclaim moneys won in unlicensed poker games.
The world of underground poker has seen an increasing amount of mainstream media attention in the last year or so, with several sports stars and movie stars being found to be involved with unlicensed games. The amount of money won (and lost) in these games is immense, with some games featuring bigger pots than in major tournaments such as the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour. The unregulated nature of these games may make them exciting, but it also puts players at greater risk, with some players running up sizable debts at these events.