Dan Bilzerian has left Joe Rogan looking like a cheap date after it was revealed the former GGPoker ambassador asked the site for $170,000 in travel expenses to play a poker tournament…more than three times Rogan’s costs for appearing on comedy podcast Flagrant … American podcaster and YouTuber Adam22 revealed Bilzerian’s incredible demands while discussing the Joe Rogan story on a recent episode of “No Jumper.”
With stand-up comedian and “Flagrant” host Andrew Schulz explaining the $50,000 expenses for Rogan to appear on his show, Adam “Adam22” Grandmaison produced a staggering “hold my beer” moment. “Fifty grand at a certain point when you’re living a certain way is not that much,” said the creator and host of pop culture-oriented podcast “No Jumper”. “I was talking to Dan Bilzerian about this poker tournament that he like, didn’t go to or whatever, because his sponsor was supposed to pay for his travel – they didn’t realise his travel was going to be $170,000 on his private jet! That became a very big issue…there are almost no poker tournaments in the world that are $170k to enter, so anything he does, he has to look at it in comparison to this outrageous cost. His attitude is, ‘I didn’t buy this fucking jet to not use it’.” The GGPoker/Bilzerian partnership ended recently in acrimony, with the self-styled King of Instagram explaining that he didn’t “have the heart” to promote the online poker giant. “I get offered so much money to do fucking promos. I just don’t have the heart to do it,” said Bilzerian, whose GGPoker tenure was knee-deep in controversy from the outset. That included calling Canadian pro Vanessa Kade a “hoe” (intended as a “ho”, and refusing to play the winner of his GGPoker Birthday Bash freeroll because it was a female, Alex O’Brien .
His misogyny aside, Bilzerian appears to have had multiple financial issues with GGPoker, revealing of the site promotion he was being paid $millions for: “Initially, I tried to do it, you know what I mean, I did some posts and drove them a fuckload of traffic. But then […]