Dating a poker player
Clad in a sweet navy-blue dress with a bow and old heels from her college days, Bloom greeted guests for her first game as they showed up at the front door at p.m. Todd Phillips, writer and director of “Old School” and “The Hangover,” was the first one there, followed by Di Caprio and Maguire. He folded most hands and listened to music on huge headphones.” “When I shook Leo’s hand and he gave me a crooked smile from under his hat, my heart raced a little faster,” Bloom writes.“Tobey was cute, too, and he seemed very friendly.” Green, who was also playing, instructed the room that they wouldn’t be invited back unless they tipped their hostess. She quickly learned that the key to keeping her high-profile players happy was keeping out the pros, who could easily pocket the six-figure pots, and maintaining the mystique of the game, which meant turning down players and keeping the whole thing hush-hush — not even telling her roommate what she was up to.
“If I take the game over, I told myself, I’ll clean it up. I imagined holding my games in beautiful rooms with snack tables outfitted with caviar and fine cheeses,” she writes.Molly Bloom ran her exclusive, top-secret, bicoastal poker ring for several years, keeping the details secret from even her closest friends and family — but now she’s finally showing her hand in her memoir, “Molly’s Game,” out Tuesday.