'Poker Princess' Molly Bloom dishes on star-studded games - New York News

'Poker Princess' Molly Bloom dishes on star-studded games

Posted: Updated:
'Molly's Game' is now available in stores. 'Molly's Game' is now available in stores.
Author Molly Bloom appeared on Good Day NY on July 1, 2014. (MYFOXNY) Author Molly Bloom appeared on Good Day NY on July 1, 2014. (MYFOXNY)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Actor Ben Affleck was among the nicest and most generous poker players who took part in the high-stakes games hosted by Molly Bloom, according to the woman dubbed the 'Poker Princess."

Bloom went from working as an assistant for a real estate development company, to running poker games for A-listers, to becoming a target of more than a dozen FBI agents who took her into custody in Los Angeles.

"I had no idea what I was doing," said Bloom about her start as the darling of the poker scene.

She ran the poker circuit which allegedly included celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Rodriguez and Tobey Maguire.

From hedge fund managers to wealthy people from east to west coast, Bloom developed an A-list clientele.

But things came crashing down when Bloom was busted.

"The FBI seized all my assets," said Bloom who was sentenced last month to one year of probation.

While she says she's given up the high life, she's using the book to get her story out, added Bloom.

'Molly's Game' is now available in stores and online.

  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • The Simpsons marathon on FXX

    The Simpsons marathon on FXX

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:27:14 GMT
    For actress Yeardley Smith, 'Lisa Simpson'-- the brainiac sister of Bart Simson on 'The Simpsons'-- is like a best friend. Smith has been the voice of the animated character since the 1980s and she is getting plenty of air time on FXX lately.The channel is running every episode of The Simpsons, 24 hours a day.“My Twitter account is blowing up. We have writers who as their episodes are airing they're talking about what they were thinking about when they wrote and saying lovely things."
    For actress Yeardley Smith, 'Lisa Simpson'-- the brainiac sister of Bart Simson on 'The Simpsons'-- is like a best friend. Smith has been the voice of the animated character since the 1980s and she is getting plenty of air time on FXX lately.The channel is running every episode of The Simpsons, 24 hours a day.“My Twitter account is blowing up. We have writers who as their episodes are airing they're talking about what they were thinking about when they wrote and saying lovely things."
  • Back to school special

    Back to school special

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:51:52 GMT
    School is back in session for some and will be for most students and staff starting next week.  Good Day New York wanted to salute teachers from across the Tristate as they head back to the classroom. On Thursday, a live studio audience of teachers were part of the Back To School Special: Good Day New York Sorry Summer is Over But We Praise and Honor Teachers (but no math; we like math teachers, though.)
    School is back in session for some and will be for most students and staff starting next week.  Good Day New York wanted to salute teachers from across the Tristate as they head back to the classroom. On Thursday, a live studio audience of teachers were part of the Back To School Special: Good Day New York Sorry Summer is Over But We Praise and Honor Teachers (but no math; we like math teachers, though.)
  • Attractive players in tennis, help or hurt?

    Attractive players in tennis, help or hurt?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:19:52 GMT
    The U.S. Open is underway in Queens and there's no denying that many of the players, both men and women, are in great physical shape and know how to play that up. Women are particularly promoted in the industry as attractive, fashionable and fiercely competitive. Does that help the game and draw more people in?
    The U.S. Open is underway in Queens and there's no denying that many of the players, both men and women, are in great physical shape and know how to play that up. Women are particularly promoted in the industry as attractive, fashionable and fiercely competitive. Does that help the game and draw more people in?
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices