Businessman and high-stakes poker play, Dan Bilzerian is known to promote his status and wealth on his social media accounts, especially Instagram. But recently, his posts have been the subject of an in-depth article written on Vice that makes the claim that Bilzerian "is a beneficiary of, and party to, white collar crimes committed by his father."
In the month of April, Bilzerian was known to have played several games of poker with Senator Rand Paul. This meeting happened not long after Bilzerian was cleared of a bomb-making charge in Nevada. The controversy is nothing new for the man who says he once won $ 10.8 million in a single session of poker.
In 1993, he had been slapped with a $62 million fine from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of US for fraud.
So, are people out to destroy the legend of Dan Bilzerian? Some will say yes. Others will say that taking advantage of marginally legal and financial loopholes to keep your illicit million away from government seizure so you can thrive is the American way.
The article argues Bilzerian has been given more than a helping hand financially by his father Paul Bilzerian, when he was younger. It is questionable whether he would be as successful if he hadn't had his father's backing.
The article admits that "it's hard to definitively prove" some of the statements that have been made in the press about Bilzerian, "but all signs point to" them. This author will let you make up your own mind based on the facts.