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FREAK-TV: Stacking the Deck


It is fairly well known by now that Levitt has more than a passing interest in poker, and he’s occasionally shown some promise.

(His blackjack skills, meanwhile, are subject to debate.)

It is also well-established that, as a parent, he’s less interested in reading a standard bedtime story than in teaching his kids to think creatively and strategically — by playing Rock Paper Scissors, for instance.

So it’s probably not that surprising to learn that he’s taught his kids to play poker as well. In this new FREAK-TV offering, Levitt explains how his daughter Amanda picked up seven-card stud quickly — so much so that she went looking for an edge. “It’s a very proud moment as a parent,” he says, “the idea that your seven-year-old learns how to think strategically enough to cheat.”