True Gambling Stories #002: Holdem & Holdups (With Guests Doyle Brunson and TJ Cloutier)
The second episode of True Gambling Stories tells the story of the Amvets Club in Dallas, Texas, an underground poker room that featured some of the game's best. While there may have been plenty of cash won, it wasn’t always easy to make it home with the winnings.
Players traveled the state for action – dodging the law and crooks along the way. This episode also features some insight on the old days from poker legends Doyle Brunson and T.J. Cloutier. Sit back, relax, and take a trip into poker's past.
Hold'em & Holdup: Gambling on Greenville Time Stamps
|1:05||A bit of background on Episode #2|
|1:30||Modern poker vs. the old days|
|2:40||Guns at the table?|
|3:03||Poker legend Doyle Brunson robbed at knife-point|
|4:05||Greenville Avenue's Amvets underground poker club|
|6:10||Poker Legend T.J. Cloutier describes the club scene|
|8:20||Amvets Club robbery|
|10:05||Doyle with another robbery story|
|12:20||TJ shares another robbery story from the old days|
|13:25||Dallas = Fort Worth's bloody casino history|
|15:00||Bob Hooks & the Amvets|
|17:20||Cowboy takes command|
|21:00||Card rooms return in the 2000s|
|22:00||Raided! "Open the ****ing door!"|
|24:00||Club closes, a bit about another standout Amvets alum|
|26:00||Outro and credits|
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In this Series
- 1 True Gambling Stories #001: Stanley Fujitake – The Craps King
- 2 True Gambling Stories #002: Holdem & Holdups (With Guests Doyle Brunson and TJ Cloutier)
- 3 True Gambling Stories #003: Parlays & Paydays – $5 Sports Bet Wins Big
- 4 True Gambling Stories #004: Phar Lap – Big Wins, Mysteries & Assassins
- 5 True Gambling Stories #005: Dead Man’s Hand – The Shot in the Back That Killed Wild Bill Hickok