918 FILMS’ ‘BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER’OPENS
ON VOD DECEMBER 1, 2013
918 Films announces that BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER, which documents the incredible story of the rise and fall of the multibillion dollar online poker industry, will be available on VOD platforms everywhere Sunday, December 1, 2013. Fans can purchase a Special Edition of the film, featuring 100 minutes of bonus features, here: http://watch.betraisefoldmovie.com.
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.
The independent documentary, financed by a group of 12 high stakes online poker players, debuted to great acclaim at the 2013 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and launched worldwide via VHX on June 30. Gravitas Ventures acquired the North American and international VOD rights after observing strong audience reactions and Internet buzz.
Ryan Firpo and Jay Rosenkrantz’s BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER has been hailed as “an engaging look at a subculture that both introduces and defends online poker along the way… Recommended viewing for anyone wanting to learn more about online poker’s remarkable — and never to be repeated — early era.” (Martin Harris, Professor of Poker in American Film and Culture)
The film will be available on VOD on platforms everywhere Sunday, December 1, 2013 and in select Alamo Drafthouse Theaters in December.
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About BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER
BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER tracks the origins and evolution of the Internet poker industry during the 2000s and its impact on a new generation of poker professionals. It examines the conflict between the US government and online gambling that eventually led to ‘Black Friday,’ the government shutdown of online poker in the United States. The rise and fall of the billion dollar industry is woven with the lives of three major characters: Danielle, a young mother from Minnesota who used online poker to support her family; Tony, a polyamorous Las Vegas tournament pro who hosts the World Poker Tour on television; and Martin, a math genius and poker savant from Australia who used his poker winnings to travel the world.
If you are looking for a torrent of BET RAISE FOLD: The Story of Online Poker by Jay Rosenkrantz, Ryan Firpo, and Taylor Caby, we would prefer you buy a copy from us. We spent a long time (3 years!) working on this movie. However, if you would still like a free copy, please just e-mail us (email@example.com) and explain why. We might send you a free digital copy. Maybe you cannot afford the $9.99, we understand that.
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-Jay, Ryan, and Taylor
A new page is up with some information about the composers of BET RAISE FOLD. Ben Coria and Marius Libman collaborated with Ryan to produce a unique and original score designed to immerse the audience in the online poker story.
Bet Raise Fold Deleted Scene #5 - “Tommy Angelo”
Bet Raise Fold Deleted Scene #4 - “The PPA Strikes Back”
Bet Raise Fold Deleted Scene #3 - “PUA School”