Dan Bilzerian Arrested? Instagram King Posts Video of Himself Getting Handcuffed by Police

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Dan Bilzerian, one the of the most famous people on Instagram, appears to have been arrested recently.

Bilzerian is known for his decadent lifestyle, which includes high-stakes poker games, mansions, lots of trips to exotic locales, and parades of scantily clad women–all while posting scores of pictures and videos on Instagram.

Bilzerian uploaded a video to his account on Wednesday showing how three police cars stopped him and his white Lamborghini somewhere in the middle of the night.

Bilzerian is being handcuffed in the video, and the clip ends with one of the officers asking whoever is filming to stop.

“It was a fun ride while it lasted, I might be going away for a while,” Bilzerian said in the caption.

The purported offense he was arrested for was not revealed.

Bilzerian later posted another video, seemingly indicating that he didn’t really get arrested. 

“Come on you boys didn’t think I’d let those bastards arrest me did you,” he said.

In a Wall Street Journal report last week, Bilzerian once again described his lifestyle and how he claims to have won millions playing poker.

“People are going to believe what they want to believe,” Bilzerian told the paper.

But in the Journal report and in others, the lavish and on-the-go lifestyle he portrays apparently has taken its toll on his health. He’s suffered several heart attacks.

“He is a guy that lives in a constant state of stimulus, and that seems to be attractive to people,” Nick Cassavetes, a poker buddy, told the  paper.

Bilzerian also said the IRS has been attempting to look into his sources of income. 

“I’ve got a…target on my back the size of the state of California,” he said. “That’s the beauty of being above board—you can brag about your winnings.”




Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.