He was a very successful trader who seemed a little ditsy but was a genius with numbers.
Sometimes the rap producer Irv would bring Nelly along.
I looked at him and he nodded, so I counted 500,000 in chips and gave them to him.
The action then proceeds clockwise as each player in turn must either match (or "call the maximum previous bet, or fold, losing the amount bet so far and all further involvement in the hand.
I also knew that he loved celebrity and that a superstar actor like Ben was a perfect line to dangle.