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Hustler Magazine Founder & Poker Enthusiast Larry Flynt Dies at 78

Larry-Flynt

Larry Flynt, the controversial founder of Hustler magazine and president of Larry Flynt publications died on Wednesday at the age of 78.

Larry Flynt, a notable figure in the porn industry for nearly 50 years, launched Hustler in the 1970s as a print extension of his adult club of the same name, which featured nude hostesses bu he is also known for his many legal battles involving adult entertainment and the First Amendment – which were portrayed in Milos Forman’s 1996 movie “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” in which Woody Harrelson played Flynt and Flynt himself guest-starred as a judge.

Larry Flynt also left a strong legacy in the worlds of both poker and casino gaming, developing a passion for seven-card stud and eventually hosted the largest seven-card stud poker game in the world in the 1990s.

On June 22, 2000, Flynt opened Hustler Casino in Gardena, California. In July 2019, Hustler Casino hosted Larry Flynt’s Grand Slam of Poker, a two-week festival that featured over $600,000 in guarantees.

As a poker player, Flynt played primarily cash games but he won a little more than$240,000 in live tournaments.


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