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Capture The Flag -- Jean-Robert Bellande

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: May 14, 2010


Jean-Robert Bellande is a man with many titles. He’s a nightclub owner, a reality TV star, and a poker player, but first and foremost, he is a tireless self-promoter. The sometimes brash but always entertaining Bellande has been playing poker for more than a decade, and has earned more than $1 million in tournaments. But recently, he has ventured away from the tournament circuit to focus on one of his biggest passions, which is playing variations of lowball against some of the game’s best in Bobby’s Room at Bellagio. Card Player caught up with him during a break in one of his sessions to discuss the game, his image, and his lifestyle. Julio Rodriguez: You are playing against the best players in the world. Why not look for a better spot? Jean-Robert Bellande: We’ve actually been playing this game for two weeks in Bobby’s Room, but it’s not a game ...

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