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Dan Bilzerian claims $170,000 in travel expenses for poker tournament

09:59
Jul 25

Dan Bilzerian left Joe Rogan looking like a cheap date after his revelation, the former GGPoker ambassador asked the site for $170,000 in travel expenses to play a poker tournament…more than three times Rogan’s fee to appear on Flagrant comedy podcast

American podcaster and YouTuber Adam22 revealed Bilzerian’s incredible demands while discussing Joe Rogan’s story on a recent episode of “No Jumper.”

With comedian and host “Flagrant” Andrew Schulz explaining the $50,000 expense to have Rogan appear on his show, Adam “Adam22” Grandmaison produced a stunning “hold my beer” moment.

“Fifty thousand dollars at a certain time when you live a certain way, it’s not that much,” said the creator and host of the pop culture-oriented podcast “No Jumper.” “I was talking to Dan Bilzerian about this poker tournament that he loved, that he didn’t go to or whatever, because his sponsor was supposed to pay for his trip – they didn’t realize his trip was going to cost $170,000 on his private jet!It’s become a really big deal…there’s almost no poker tournaments in the world that cost $170,000, so whatever he does, he has to. compare to this exorbitant cost. His attitude is, “I didn’t buy that fucking jet not to use it.”


The GGPoker/Bilzerian partnership recently ended in acrimony, with the self-styled king of Instagram explaining that he didn’t have “the heart” to promote the online poker giant.

“I get offered so much money to do fucking promos. I just don’t have the heart to do it,” said Bilzerian, whose tenure at GGPoker was deeply contentious from the start.

This included calling Canadian pro Vanessa Kade a “hoe” (designed as a “hoe”, and refusing to play the winner of her GGPoker Birthday Bash freeroll because she was a woman, Alex O’Brien.

His misogyny aside, Bilzerian appears to have had multiple financial issues with GGPoker, revealing the site’s promotion for which he was paid millions of dollars:

“Initially I tried to do it, you know what I mean, I did a couple of posts and got a lot of traffic to them. But then they were supposed to give me a percentage of the people I recruited, and you know, we had about 100,000 that we downloaded, there’s like a lot of people, so the numbers that they were saying they were going to pay me were millions of dollars a month.

When this did not appear, Bilzerian said:

“So we just agreed to get it over with, you know.”

Money has been central to much of Bilzerian’s history, his wealth said to have been the result of a trust fund created by his criminal father.

Bilzerian has always refuted this idea, claiming that he made most of his money in high-stakes private poker games against other wealthy amateurs.

He claimed to have won $40 million from billionaire businessman Alec Gores, which Gores disputes, leading Bilzerian to issue a $100 million challenge.

Speaking to Logan Paul, Bilzerian said:

“I (told Alec) I’m going to play you for $25 million at the Aria if you want to wire money. And then he was like, ‘I don’t want to play you unless it’s be for at least 50 million dollars.’ I was like, ‘I’m going to wire $50 million to the Aria in 10 days if you want to play, and we can televise it if you want. And so he challenged me twice, so I think we could play for $100 million.

As for the rest of the poker world, Bilzerian has little time for them.

“Most poker players are fucking nerds,” Bilzerian told Adam22, who is also a poker enthusiast. “I don’t really hang out with a lot of them, I don’t really want to associate with them. I kicked most of them out of my fucking games. I never really let the pros in.

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