Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The king of gamblers.

Instagram things
How would you live your life if you were an Internationally acllaimed gambler? I"m sure it wont be different from this guy. A multimillionaire poker star and he has been dubbed Instagram's playboy king after chronicling blow-by-blow his extravagant, machismo-fueled life of near-naked women, sportscars and guns.
Los Angeles-based Dan Bilzerian describes himself as an 'actor/astronaut/a**hole' to his more than 100,000 Instagram followers who appear to live vicariously through the beefy, bearded 32-year-old, regularly begging in comments to trade his lavish life for theirs.
A normal afternoon chill out
Bilzerian is reportedly worth $100 million, making the bulk of his cash as a high-stakes gambler having developed his skills as a student at the University of South Florida. However, his risky lifestyle has resulted in some serious repercussions, including a double heart attack and a pulmonary embolism.
Bilzerian's Instagram feed includes a recent picture of a seal and a topless blonde woman in a swimming pool, with the caption: 'My buddy actually had a seal brought to the house and put in the pool haha.'
Cash for daily spending

Rides for the badest gambler ever liveth
Another photo shows two luxury cars in the garage of his LA mansion with the comment: 'While I'm more of a t*t guy, I do appreciate a nice a**...' The vehicles are adorned with personalized plates that read 'SUCK IT' and 'MR GOAT' - his other favored moniker.
Another picture of more than a dozen semi-automatic weapons on a table has the caption: 'My greatest fear is that someone will break in & I won't be able to decide what #gun to shoot them with.'
In an interview the Tamba Bay native who does some acting on the side said his life has always been high-risk.
His father, Paul Bilzerian, a former corporate takeover artist, was sentenced to four years.
Private jet things. This guy is effing rich
'I didn't get to enjoy much of it,' Bilzerian said of his childhood.

He said he wasn't 'super-cool' in high school and went to both a military boarding school and to Utah to live with Mormons for a year.

In senior year, he ended up in jail for having a machine gun in the trunk of his car. But he managed to get his GED.
The gun-rights advocate then joined the military and made it 99 per cent through Navy SEAL training, he said. But two days before graduation he was thrown out for calling an officer a 'p****.'

'When he did my peer eval, (the officer) said I was only out for myself,' he said.

Bilzerian said he loved his time at the University of South Florida, which is where he started playing poker.

Some of his Guns
'I went broke after sophomore year, gambled away all my money, sold some guns, turned $750 into $10,000, flew to Vegas, turned 10 thousand into $187,000, went back to school, played better,' he explained
 He said the turning point was losing everything.
'I respected the money. You have to go broke to respect the money.'
He has since won multiple tournaments, his most successful being the 2009 World Series of Poker. He is also co-founder of online poker room, Victory Poker.
Bilzerian described betting on everything in life as his essential condition but he hasn't always won. His health, in particular has suffered as a result of his high-flying lifestyle.
Having dinner
When he was 25, Bilzerian went on a 'four-day, very active snowboarding trip - traveling, not sleeping, hanging with friends, doing all kinds of ...' his PR representative Steve Honig told the website, trailing off. It ended in a double heart attack.
'If you're familiar with his lifestyle, he's a bit of a daredevil. His body was absolutely overloaded after four days, and the heart condition happened.'

In August 2011, Bilzerian flew between Maui and Las Vegas twice in a three-day period to play around-the-clock poker and his heart gave out again. It turned out to be a pulmonary embolism not a heart attack, however.

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