Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom Book
In the years since Anthony Holden wrote his classic memoir “Big Deal,” the poker world has changed beyond recognition. When Holden played in the 1988 World Series of Poker there were 167 starters competing for a prize of $270,000. Since then, poker has become the world’s largest single-competitor sport.
What happened in the years between Big Deal and Bigger Deal could never have been predicted: the Internet and television sparked a worldwide explosion in the popularity of poker, one that shows no sign of abating. Poker even has a respectable image these days, much to the disgust of die-hard players. Gone are the seedy rooms of the Horseshoe — you can’t even smoke at the table! — and you’re more likely to find yourself head to head with a film star than an ex-con in Las Vegas.
In Bigger Deal, Holden is your guide to the world of the “new” poker — to the players who dominate the modern game and the personalities behind the multibillion-dollar business it has become — as he tries once again to win the world title.
First Edition: Published by Simon & Schuster in 2007, 291 pages, 9.5″x6.5″ hardcover. This is an overstock edition and is in good but not perfect condition. Original price: US $26.00.