Episode #857 – Dan Bilzerian

Episode #857

Dan Bilzerian is a social media personality and professional poker player.  http://www.instagram.com/danbilzerian

Dan thinks that he could be “the most famous person that never had a talent.”

Joe talks about The Baby Bird with Dan which was a disgusting dare.


Dan features in the new Jonah Hill movie as himself.




















Famous People

Cory Feldman – “Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American actor and singer.”

Hugh Hefner –  “is an American men’s lifestyle magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy.”

Paul Marciano – is a Moroccan-born American fashion designer, businessman, investor, and philanthropist.

Ron Perlman – “is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Clay Morrow in the television series Sons of Anarchy”

Jeffrey John Novitzk –  “is an agent for the Food and Drug Administration investigating the use of steroids in professional sports.”

Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko – “is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist (MMA), sambist, and judoka, currently competing for Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA”

Meet Gianluca Vacchi, the 50-year-old millionaire who’s cooler than Dan Bilzerian
This is the dancing that Joe was talking about:


Social Media and Gambling:
Dan says he wont 54 million in poker in one game then 10 million in another game. That’s when he decided to do ‘Bucket-list stuff’.
Dan Bilzerian has gotten 161 million impressions in one week on Instagram.

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Tokyo tourist out, back to LA with my white ass

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Dan Bilzerian and sex and girls
Joe asks Dan if he pays girls for money. His response:
“No that’s one of the most common misconceptions”. “It’s not cause I have any moral dilemma about it and it’s not because I think it’s wrong, in fact I think sex for money is one of the most like pure interactions cause the guy gets what he wants and the girl gets what she wants.”

Joe’s brings up:
“How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after, the first prostitute monkey appeared”
The idea is that you can use money as a form of currency to exchange for goods or services, as in not just food. Well, one of the researchers, during the chaos event, observed how one of the monkeys exchanged money to another for sex. After the act was over, the monkey which was paid immediately used it to buy a grape…

Dan’s take on marriage is really respectful compared to how he is perceived on social media. He believes he could be monogamous with a girl but says “As a gambler, betting half your net worth” by getting married is not the greatest option.

“Relationships have to be organic, as soon as there are legal documents involved that’s when it stops being organic.” – Joe Rogan

Life Before Poker
Dan was in the military for four years and after he was honorably discharged he lived off pension payments for stress fractures in his legs. He went through SEAL training 3 times and still got dropped because one instructor hates him. After his service he went to collage and started to learn how to play poker. The launching point into poker for Dan was in sophomore year, he sold 3 guns for $750 then went on a gambling boat for an entire week, turning his money into $10,000. He then flew to Vegas and made that into $108,000 at the Bellagio.

Cool stories and Bets:

Dan Bilzerian Heart Attack Video

LA to Vegas
Dan made a bet with a poker buddy Bill Percuns that he could ride from LA to Vegas in 48 hours, Dan did it in 32hrs.

Other bets:

Drag Races


Dan talks about betting 14 million on one hand and sometimes having his entire net-worth on the table at one time.
He would play 10 tables at one time online when he was younger and he could see 10,000 hands in an hour because of this Dan feels like he can crunch numbers faster and has more experience than a lot of other guys.

Dan talks about people playing bad poker on purpose to lose so that they can make friends. He talks about the reasons why people play poker and how to read them. Go here to hear that part of the podcast.


Dan tried DMT at Burning Man and said it was an enlightening experience.

The story of the Chinese Farmer:

Authors note:
Dan Bilzarian is perceived on social media as this playboy guy who isn’t very nice and just uses girls and his money recklessly. After listening to Dan for 3 hours you become aware that he is just a normal dude. He came in and spoke to Joe on the same level to laugh and tell stories and have fun. Dan is the playboy of our generation, he has become a superstar without having a giant talent other than playing cards. – Grhylln

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