Fans of poker in India are well aware of the King of Instagram and high stakes poker player Dan Bilzerian. For several years now, the source of his funds have been questioned, and recently in an interview with Graham Besinger, Bilzerian spoke out.
Son of Paul Bilzerian, who was a wealthy corporate raider in the 1980’s, a magazine had alleged in 2015 that the Dan, “is a beneficiary of—and party to—white collar crimes committed by his father.”
Bilzerian vehemently denied the role of his trust fund and stated that his image on the poker table as a fish helped him win huge sums of money in private games.
He said, “I gave it all back. I gave it to my brother. I didn’t need it, didn’t want it, didn’t care. I never cared if people thought if I was good… I don’t care where they thought the money came from.”
He further added, “For me, I just let people talk smack about my poker, and that I was bad and that I had a trust fund. ‘Cause that was all very helpful for me to get into these [poker] games… I never cared if people thought that I was good. I never cared how people thought that I got my money. I still don’t.”
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