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Hart offers public apology in blackmail case; Bilzerian $18m poker sesh

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PokerStars associate Kevin Hart offers a public apology to his wife and two children after becoming enmeshed in a blackmail plot; Dan Bilzerian talks trust fund money and $18m poker sessions

Man, it’s time for Kevin Hart to dust off his library card because hanging around in Las Vegas nightclubs is just not doing it for him.

The actor, comedian, and PokerStars associate had no choice but to release a video on Instagram confessing for making a ‘bad error of judgment’ after the press caught wind of a potential extortion plot over an alleged recording of Hart engaged in sexual activity with a young woman. An FBI investigation is underway.

During the video, Hart apologised to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parris, and his two children saying, “I feel like I have a target on my back, and because of that I should make smart decisions, and recently I didn’t. I made a bad error of judgment, I put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did.”

It appears the ‘environment’ Hart is referring to is the Las Vegas strip. And I get that. A good looking multi-millionaire must have the best-looking women in the world willing to exchange a few beads of sweat.

Hart offers public apology in blackmail case; Bilzerian $18m poker seshIt’s alleged that one of them, Montia Sabagg, 26, from Long Beach, California, was blackmailing Hart over the possession of a video recording. Sources who have seen the video told TMZ that there were several clips, but none of them showing Kevin Hart having sex.

Sabagg and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, held a press conference where the 26-year-old denied being a stripper or having anything to do with the tapes.

“I have not broken any laws,” said Sabagg, who confirmed she was ‘involved’ with Hart a month ago.

Ironically, someone has dug up an old interview of Hart where the interviewer asked him how does he not cheat given the number of women who would freely throw themselves at him.

Hart replied by saying it would be ‘too risky’ to cheat because of the prevalence of social media.

“Why risk it? Why would I want to throw it all away?” said Hart.

It’s not the first time the poker industry has hired one of the biggest stars of sports and entertainment and been burned. Neymar Jr was on the PokerStars payroll during the corruption case from his transfer from Santos to Barcelona. And 888Poker had Luis Suarez on the payroll when he decided to take a chunk out of the Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini’s ear during the 2014 World Cup.

888Poker dropped Suarez.

Kevin Hart is not going anywhere.

Dan Bilzerian is Not a Trust Fund Baby 

Moving from one celebrity poker player trying to dodge obscene shots of sexual acts with women, to one who has made a living from it.

During an interview with Graham Bensinger, Bilzerian denied being a trust fund baby and insisted that when his funds matured, he gave all the money to his brother, because he didn’t need it.

He also shared with Bensinger that his biggest ever win was $12.8m won over a series of games, playing against a ‘crazy billionaire’ who always had him covered, and once had $18m in play.

“I was sitting there with over $18m, and we are playing NLHE, heads up with the blinds $10k/$20k and at any given point this billionaire could have made me make a decision for 18m dollars. I think I had a little bit of hair fall out.” 

He must glue it onto his chin.

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