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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/21/21): Ben Mintz

By Bernard Lee
September 23, 2021

Ben Mintz receives a a gets call from “El Presidente” Dave Portnoy and gets his dream job at Barstool Sports

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Ben Mintz heading back to 2021 WSOP to try to better his 75th place finish in the 2011 WSOP Main Event

Ben Mintz

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Ben Mintz, who works for Barstool Sports and is a former professional poker player.

At the start of the interview, Ben talks about his new life working with Barstool Sports in New York City. Ben recalls his journey, starting as a professional poker player, then going back to Ole Miss to earn his degree, to his radio hosting gigs in Louisiana, and ultimately to his current role at Barstool Sports. The 38-year-old talks about his daily schedule, role, and experiences at Barstool Sports over the past year.

During the second part of the interview, Ben talks about stepping away from college (Ole Miss) to play online poker. Also, Ben recalls making his deep run in the 2011 WSOP Main Event where he finished in 75th place. Ben talks about the difficulty of playing poker, as he focuses on his job at Barstool Sports. Bernard and Ben talk about satellites and Bernard’s latest book, Poker Satellite Success (check out our review here) Ben also recognizes the new “target” on his back when playing poker, since he is now well-known via Barstool Sports. Finally, Ben discusses his possible schedule at the 2021 WSOP and the Barstool SportsBook expansion across the U.S.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show. This week’s guest is Ben Mintz, who works for Barstool Sports and is a former professional poker player
0:30Bernard discusses the 2021 WSOP, including the recently announced 11 online WSOP bracelet events.
1:34Michael Addamo wins back-to-back events (#11 and #12) at the Poker Masters to win the overall championship, $1.84 million and capture the coveted Purple Jacket.
4:11RunGood Gear Ad
4:54Bernard welcomes Ben Mintz to the show and talks about Ben’s new life working with Barstool Sports in New York City.
7:22Ben recalls his journey, starting as a professional poker player, then going back to Ole Miss to earn his degree, to his radio hosting gigs in Louisiana, and ultimately to his current role at Barstool Sports.
16:20Ben talks about his daily schedule, role, and experiences at Barstool Sports over the past year.
26:14Ben discusses his living experiences in the New York/New Jersey area.
30:37Share My Pair Ad
31:09Bernard continues his interview with Ben Mintz, who works for Barstool Sports and is a former professional poker player.
32:17Ben talks about stepping away from college (Ole Miss) to play online poker.
34:30Ben recalls making a deep run in the 2011 WSOP Main Event where he finished in 75th place.
39:33Ben talks about the difficulty of playing poker as he focuses on his job at Barstool Sports.
40:40Bernard and Ben talk about satellites and Bernard’s latest book, Poker Satellite Success.
42:15Ben recognizes the new “target” on him in poker, since he is now well-known via Barstool Sports.
44:34Ben discusses his possible schedule at the 2021 WSOP.
47:03Ben discusses the Barstool SportsBook expansion across the U.S.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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