Mike McDermott

word type: fictional character

  1. The main character in the movie Rounders, played by Matt Damon.

Great Lines from Mike McDermott

"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker."

"If you're too careful, your whole life can become an f'n grind."

"Why does this still seem like gambling to you? I mean, why do you think the same five guys make it to the final table of the World Series of Poker every single year? What, are they the luckiest guys in Las Vegas? It's a skill game, Jo."


Matt Damon played in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event the after Rounders was released. On Day 1 he went all in with pocket Kings only to be called and beaten by legend Doyle Brunson who held pocket Aces.

Playing Against Teddy KGB

A classic scene from Rounders...