While browsing through poker media sites as I am prone to doing, I came across a video clip that was making its way through some of the media outlets. It was an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” with popular author Ben Mezrich, famous for such books as Bringing Down the House which popularized the MIT Blackjack card counting syndicate and The Accidental Billionaires which depicted the rise of Facebook.
In the interview, Mezrich talked about his new book that would be released next summer. He claims it’s about “a bunch of college kids that launched the online poker world” from a dorm room at the University of Montana. He claimed these unfortunate kids were “being persecuted” for doing what Mezrich believes to be something that was after all, “very American.” The online poker site he is referring to is Absolute Poker.