Busting Vegas Author Ben Mezrich's New Book to Tell Story of UB/Absolute Poker Founding

Recently on CNBC's Squawk Box, author Ben Mezrich revealed the focus of his new project. Mezrich, author of Busting Vegas: The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees and The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, both of which were turned into movies, is currently working on a book about online poker.

When asked what he was working on, Mezrich said, "I'm working on a big new book for next summer about a bunch of college kids who launched the online poker world out of a dorm room essentially. They're brilliant kids who built an empire in a way, and now they're being persecuted, in hiding in Antigua, because they did something to me that was very American. It's an intersection of 21 and The Social Network."

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