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There is no such thing as beginners luck. There is hard work, determination and a craving for…more. More than the cards you are dealt with. Molly Bloom rejected convention and went from small town girl and Olympic hopeful to a woman running the world’s most exclusive and decadent man cave, welcoming Wall Street titans, politicians, A-list actors in Hollywood and New York to her poker table. When a bad run of decisions led her into the hands of both the Russian mafia and the FBI, she upped her game, owned up to breaking the law, and dealt with it. Showing the world that life, like poker, isn’t a game of chance, it’s a game of skill. And at the end of the day, the stakes are always high. All in?
Don’t call her a poker princess. Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera, Molly’s Game is the true story of Molly Bloom, the 26-year-old woman behind the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker game in the world.
With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege, and secrecy in which she made millions, catering to such clients as Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians, and financial titans, lived the high life, and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs—until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart: the United States government.
Author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur Molly Bloom grew up in Loveland, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in political science. For several years Molly organized one of the largest high-stakes poker games in the country, attracting Wall Street billionaires, sports figures, and Hollywood celebrities. She was ultimately arrested by the FBI in 2013. After pleading guilty to a lesser charge in 2014, she was sentenced to one year of probation, a $200,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service. Molly has since appeared on numerous shows, media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.