Now Streaming: Take A Gamble On BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER
If you're in Austin, Texas, you can see it tonight, with producer Jay Rosenkrantz in person for a post-screening question-and-answer session, but if you're anywhere else in the world, you can take a gamble and watch Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker right this minute.
Now, the gamble is that you might not like the movie. To mitigate that risk, let's start with the official synopsis:
Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker is a coming-of-age story for an entire generation of young poker professionals. The film follows Danielle, a young mother from rural Minnesota who used online poker to support her family; Tony, a Las Vegas tournament pro who co-hosts the World Poker Tour on television; and Martin, a world-traveler from Australia obsessed with understanding the intricacies of the game. These players used online poker to build a life, only to have it all stripped away in one fell swoop by forces beyond their control.
Next, you can watch the trailer below. (I found it to be intriguing enough to want to watch more.)
As mentioned, the film is screening tonight in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane. It's already available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms. Alternatively, you can visit the film's official site for more information, and then buy a copy of the film for immediate streaming, should you choose to do so.