Luckboxes: new comedy series about online poker
Several documentaries have been made about (online) poker and poker players, there recently was the documentary about Daniel Negreanu, called Kid Poker. And now a comedy series is in the making, based on true events: LuckBoxes. Whether it is really funny, remains to be seen, but the good news is that there is enough experience in the team that produces the series and thus they should be able to keep it pretty close to the real deal. The series, with episodes of 30 minutes, is a comic variation on the documentary Bet, Raise, Fold. Director Firpo also directed Bet, Raise, Fold so he should know quite a bit about the online pokerworld.
The plot of Luckboxes
It’s 2009 and amid the economic crisis the two brothers, Ariel and Sean, try to keep their heads above water. They work at a furniture delivery to prevent their home being auctioned, where they still live with their mother.
One day, during a delivery of furniture, the brothers meet Zoe, an online high roller with the nickname ‘durp’ who runs a high-stakes professional poker empire from her home. The brothers also step into this world and this triggers a series of events in their lives.
There are now two trailers online, but it is not yet known which party will broadcast the series. Will you watch this series?
Documentary Bet, Raise, Fold
This documentary follows the origin and evolution of the Internet poker industry during the 2000s and its impact on a new generation of poker professionals. It explores the conflict between the US government and the online gambling industry which eventually led to Black Friday, where the government decided to ban online poker in the United States. The rise and fall of the billion dollar industry is intertwined with the lives of three main characters: Danielle, a young mother from Minnesota online poker used to support her family; Tony, a Las Vegas tournament pro who organizes the World Poker Tour on television; and Martin, a mathematical genius and poker enthusiast from Australia who uses his poker winnings to travel around the world.
The complete documentary is also online and you can find it here