Legendary gamblers: Nikos "Nick the Greek"  Dandolas
Categories: cheating, gambling history, live poker, poker Posted on: 28 May 2020 183 1
Estimate reading time time: 8 min, 1484 words

Legendary gamblers: Nikos "Nick the Greek" Dandolas

"Nick the Greek" is a very famous nickname that has become quite common, but Nikos Dandolas, a famous Greek gambler and known high-roller, was the very first "Nick the Greek". Nick's story, like most true high-rollers, was filled with massive wins, untold wealth, and then basically awaits poverty. That just...

The Devilfish poker documentary
Categories: documentary, poker, video Posted on: 24 May 2020 244 2

The Devilfish poker documentary

After a battle with bowel and colon cancer, one of Britain's most popular poker players who was instrumental in helping the game cross into mass culture has died. Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, 61, was one of the top skilled gamblers ever since taking the pastime in the 1980s following two prison...

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 20 May 2020 264 0
Estimate reading time time: 14 min, 2674 words

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years

In 1829, an 18 year-old Mexican scout for the Antonio Armijo Trading Caravan was tasked with finding a new trade route to Los Angeles from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He came onto an oasis in the desert in his search. Brigham Young ordered 30 missionaries to construct a fort in...

Luxor Las Vegas. Pyramid-shaped casino
Categories: offline casinos, video Posted on: 16 May 2020 233 0

Luxor Las Vegas. Pyramid-shaped casino

Luxor Las Vegas is a 30-story hotel and casino located in Paradise, Nevada, at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and has a casino of 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2) with over 2,000 slot machines and 87 table...

Legendary gamblers: Amarillo Slim
Categories: documentary, live poker, poker, video Posted on: 9 May 2020 236 1

Legendary gamblers: Amarillo Slim

Anything To Win: Amarillo Slim - The Ultimate Gambler (2006 GSN documentary). Thomas Austin Preston Jr. (December 31, 1928 – April 29, 2012), known as Amarillo Slim, was a professional American gambler known for his poker skills and proposition bets. Preston won the 1972 Main Event of the World Series...

Expose high-end cheating tools for poker. How the device works. Part 2 of 2
Categories: cheating, poker Posted on: 4 May 2020 249 0
Estimate reading time time: 4 min, 835 words

Expose high-end cheating tools for poker. How the device works. Part 2 of 2

As shown in the diagram below the device has a hidden camera embedded on one side to read cards remotely. The infrared (IR) filter was removed to allow it to interpret IR light. There are three concealed IR LEDs next to it which illuminate the deck to make the markings...

Expose high-end cheating tools for poker. Part 1 of 2
Categories: cheating, poker Posted on: 3 May 2020 247 0
Estimate reading time time: 3 min, 559 words

Expose high-end cheating tools for poker. Part 1 of 2

This post reveals how highly sophisticated poker cheating tools operate in the real world. In 2015, I came across a thread in an underground forum discussing how a very sophisticated poker cheating system ripped someone off at a poker table. From what I understood at the time, the post being...

Ultimatebeat - too much to lose
Categories: cheating, poker, video Posted on: 30 Apr 2020 261 0

Ultimatebeat - too much to lose

A documentary about online cheating and fraud at ultimatebet and absolute poker - online poker sites. Founders developed software to see players cards, then stealed tens of millions of dollars in a scheme that was far reaching.