Popular Poker Analyst Says Dan Bilzerian Is A Big Fraud And Far From The Genius Poker Player He Claims To Be


Dan Bilzerian, Instagram’s most envied man, is worth an estimated $60 million. Bilzerian has insisted numerous times that all of his money is self-made, despite claims that most of the cash has trickled down from his ex-millionaire father who was jailed for securities and tax laws violations.

The 36-year-old Bilzerian says his main source of income comes from playing poker, a game taught to him by his brother. Bilzerian says he isn’t sure of the exact amount he’s made from poker but gave some mind-blowing figures on single jackpots of $54 million, $10.5 million, $10 million, all in the last year. His legend has largely been cultivated by being the poker bad boy, claiming he once put nearly his entire net worth on one poker game.

But a popular poker analyst has recently poked holes in Bilzerian’s story, speculating that his wealth has been largely inherited and his poker game is mush.

Doug Polk runs tutorial site Upswing Poker and said of Bilzerian:

“He claims to have made all of his money from poker.

“Yet his dad made a lot of money, but in the 80s went to jail and was forced to pay a $50-60 million fine and only paid a few million.

“The money is missing and we just don’t know where it went.”

Polk, who has over 50,000 YouTube subscribers, then reviewed one of Bilzerian’s live-streamed poker matches and came to the conclusion that he is just another good poker player, not the savant he props himself up to be.

“All in all. I wouldn’t have said he played all that great. On the internet he’s a fish in the water,” said Doug.

More online poker players piled it on Bilzerian, one saying:

“He isn’t a great player. I don’t think a single person who knows the basics of poker thinks that he is a good player.”

It’s impossible, however, to argue that Bilzerian’s image isn’t good for expanding the game of poker.

“But he is a godsend for poker players. The more he promotes poker as an easy vessel to become a millionaire, the better off we all are.”

Check out the video of Bilzerian playing poker that Polk was dissecting.

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[h/t LADbible]

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