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Poker Pro Accused of Making an Awful Deal

5/11/2009 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DealBluffs work at the tables, not in real life -- a lesson one professional poker player could learn after allegedly screwing a company out of big bucks over the movie "Deal."

Gambling Times, Inc. claims in a lawsuit that poker player Scott Lazar (the movie's exec. producer) promised the company a "highly visible" product placement during the film -- which starred Burt Reynolds and Shannon Elizabeth -- in exchange for a $50,000 investment.

But according to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the plug was far from highly visible... because it didn't exist at all.

Now here's the ironic part: G.T. is suing Lazar for no less than $1,000,000 in damages -- but the film only made... get this... $78,000 WORLDWIDE when it hit theaters back in 2008.

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Foot Fetish    

FIRST,chicky chicky chicky.....

1810 days ago
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Trav in Vegas    

Went to the world premiere of this movie, it was horrible! If I was the company, I would write the loss off and get far away from this movie.

1810 days ago
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Terri    

Well, he should have called Annie Duke, LMAO.....she knows everyone.........bitch!

1810 days ago
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gomyskins47    

If Shannon Elizabeth is in the movie - forget about it lol!

1810 days ago
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Lori    

This is sort of funny since Annie Duke is now dating Shannon Elizabeth's ex-husband.

1809 days ago
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High Dog    

I hear Burt Reynolds put his voice on a GPS to to help fund this. I went and got it from Navtones as I'll always support Mr. Reynolds!

1809 days ago

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