Category: gambling history

Legendary gamblers: Stan Tomchin
Categories: blackjack, gambling history, offline casinos, sports betting Posted on: 14 Feb 2022 111 0
Estimate reading time time: 6 min, 1124 words

Legendary gamblers: Stan Tomchin

Stan Tomchin claims to be "the most powerful gambler in the world," and he may have been. Stan was a chess master, a bridge master, and possibly the best backgammon player in the world. He then progressed to blackjack, horse racing, and, finally, sports betting. Stan, who grew up on Long...

Archie Karas interview
Categories: gambling history, interviews, live poker, video Posted on: 24 Apr 2021 99 1

Archie Karas interview

Archie Karas, a gambler who started with $50 in 1995 and made it into $40 million in three years, only to lose it all in three weeks. Man with one of the most outstanding streaks in gambling history tells his life story. Article about Karas

Legendary gamblers: Arnold Rothstein
Categories: cheating, crime, gambling history Posted on: 22 Jan 2021 126 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 890 words

Legendary gamblers: Arnold Rothstein

Rothstein was born in New York City on January 17, 1882, and saw his last classroom at age 16. He worked as a traveling salesman for a while, but he became drawn to a life of crime when he started hanging out in the neighborhood pool clubs. Rothstein started out...

The rise and fall of Full tilt poker
Categories: documentary, gambling history, online poker, video Posted on: 28 Dec 2020 120 0

The rise and fall of Full tilt poker

Full Tilt Poker was founded in 2004 and soon became one of the world's biggest poker site with many poker pros becoming the face of the business such as Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Chris Ferguson, Gus Hansen and many others. But issues started to emerge for Full Tit Poker from...

Trump Plaza's demolition auction
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos, other Posted on: 19 Dec 2020 170 0
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 431 words

Trump Plaza's demolition auction

Next month, an Atlantic City casino is scheduled to be demolished and city officials are planning to turn the demolition event into a fundraiser, aiming to raise more than $1 million. Trump Plaza, and the bidding winner will be able to press and blow up the button. The demolition of the...

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 2 Oct 2020 226 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 859 words

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal

Frank Lawrence "Lefty" Rosenthal was a sports handicapper, Chicago Outfit partner, and a former Las Vegas casino executive (June 12, 1929-October 13, 2008). He had received the mocking nickname "Lefty" because at a hearing on gambling and organized crime, he had cited the Fifth Amendment thirty-seven times, even invoking his...

Tropicana casino history
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 24 Aug 2020 245 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 870 words

Tropicana casino history

Las Vegas was halfway through a recession. It was April 1957, and two years earlier the town had still come to terms with the opening of five major resorts. The Dunes, the Riviera, New Frontier, Royal Nevada and Moulin Rouge had all fought through changes of ownership, some falling into...

Benny Binion - gambling legend and convicted criminal
Categories: gambling history, live poker, offline casinos Posted on: 25 Jun 2020 747 0
Estimate reading time time: 13 min, 2443 words

Benny Binion - gambling legend and convicted criminal

Lester Ben Binion (November 20, 1904 - December 25, 1989) was an American gambling legend, career criminal, and convicted assassin who set up illegal gambling operations in the Texas city of Dallas-Fort Worth. He would later move to Nevada, where gambling was legal, and in downtown Las Vegas open the...

Archie Karas: $40 million streak
Categories: cheating, gambling history, live poker Posted on: 2 Jun 2020 382 1
Estimate reading time time: 8 min, 1428 words

Archie Karas: $40 million streak

There is one guy actually being thought of as having the greatest gaming run in history. He turned $50 to $40000000 during his run which lasted three years. He is the legendary Archie Karas of course. Archie Karas was born 1951 in Antipata, Kefalonia, Greece. Karas had lived an early life...