Adult leisure magnate Larry Flynt has handed away on the age of 78, reportedly from coronary heart failure. Flynt is finest generally known as the founder of Hustler, a pornographic journal he began in 1974, and proprietor of the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles.
Flynt’s profession within the grownup leisure trade started along with his opening of a number of strip golf equipment in Ohio within the early ’70s, which he referred to as Hustler Clubs. When revenues from the golf equipment declined, he determined to pivot into publishing with Hustler journal. The pornographic content material within the journal was usually extra specific than different choices on the time, which drew each publicity and controversy. As a end result, Flynt was usually credited as a champion of First Amendment rights.
The creation of his publishing empire and the ensuing authorized points had been chronicled within the 1996 movie The People vs. Larry Flynt, starring Woody Harrelson as Flynt.
The former Presidential candidate was shot in 1978 outdoors of the Gwinnett County Courthouse in Georgia throughout one of his authorized battles, and was left partially paralyzed because of spinal wire injury.
In 2000 Flynt opened the Hustler Casino in Gardena, simply outdoors of Los Angeles. Flynt was an avid poker participant for a lot of his life, having realized the sport when he was “ten or eleven.” In the late ’90s he began a high-stakes seven-card stud sport at his dwelling, which was later moved to his on line casino.
Over the years poker legends like Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Ted Forrest, (*78*) Hennigan, and lots of others have taken half on this huge sport had been the stakes performed had been as excessive as $4,000–$8,000 with a minimal $200,000 buy-in. In 2008, Card Player was granted behind-the-scenes entry to the sport and filmed a video that included an interview with Flynt.
“I could never play a slot machine or $10 blackjack,” mentioned Flynt with reference to why he likes to play so excessive. “You got to have that rush. You’ve got to be playing for something that’s important. I think that a thing that’s given me an edge is that I’m fortunate to have money, so if I lose $200,000 or $300,000 in a night and it wouldn’t mean anything to me.”
Although he was banned from the summer time collection for a while by Jack Binion, Flynt had one World Series of Poker money on his match resume, ending eighth within the 2000 $5,000 stud occasion.
Check out the video interview with Flynt about his excessive stakes stud sport under: