Molly Bloom (author)

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Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker,[1] and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game. She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.

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Molly Bloom
Born (1978-04-21) April 21, 1978 (age 45)
Loveland, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation(s)Entrepreneur, speaker, author
Notable workMolly's Game
RelativesJeremy Bloom (brother)
Colby Cohen (cousin)

In April 2013, she was charged with running a high-stakes poker game that originated in the Viper Room in Los Angeles, which attracted wealthy people, sports figures, and Hollywood celebrities.[2] In May 2014, after pleading guilty to reduced charges, she was sentenced to one year of probation, a $200,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service.[3] In addition, she was required to forfeit $125,000 in earnings from the games she operated.[3]

A film adaptation of her book, Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Aaron Sorkin, debuted in December 2017.[4]

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