Category: sports betting

The world's wealthiest gamblers
Categories: bets, blackjack, live poker, online poker, other, other games, slots, sports betting 5 Jan 2021 1043
Reading time: 18 min, 3391 words

The world's wealthiest gamblers

Although most people argue that pure luck is the foundation of all casino games, there are some experienced players with a professional gambling career. These gambling experts agree that winning at land-based or online casinos requires a great deal of expertise and gaming experience. We've looked back over the years and...

The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company
Categories: illegal, sports betting 29 May 2021 993
Reading time: 10 min, 1912 words

The shady history of russia's largest sports betting company

The downtown Moscow office of Fonbet, Russia's largest sports betting operator, appeared like a besieged castle one day in the summer of 2013. The air was filled with sparks and the stench of burning metal. Officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs anti-corruption directorate had arrived to carry out a search...

Legendary gamblers: Stan Tomchin
Categories: blackjack, gambling history, offline casinos, sports betting 14 Feb 2022 620
Reading 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...

History's biggest gambling losses
Categories: live poker, other games, slots, sports betting 10 Dec 2020 429
Reading time: 9 min, 1797 words

History's biggest gambling losses

When you sit down at a casino table, there is always a chance, but big losses are not too frequent if you are smart enough. Well, it was too hard to resist for the gamblers who missed all the temptation. If they took an ego trip or were searching for...

Poker players who are sport bettors as well
Categories: live poker, online poker, sports betting 29 Oct 2020 405
Reading time: 4 min, 799 words

Poker players who are sport bettors as well

Several notable poker players have their fair share of big sports bets they have made public, and below, along with some of their best sports betting stories, you can see a couple of those big names. Normal Chad is recognised as the WSOP voice on ESPN by many, but he's still...

Legendary gamblers: Alan Woods
Categories: blackjack, gambling history, other games, sports betting 10 Jul 2022 401
Reading time: 7 min, 1326 words

Legendary gamblers: Alan Woods

Alan Woods, a huge winner with a massive bankroll, bets millions the way the rest of us gamble dollars. In 1987, he made his first million dollars by shorting the Hong Kong stock exchange. He lost it the next year by shorting the Japanese market. In 1994, he won $8...

The sports betting fake guru that makes $100K a day
Categories: crime, sports betting, video 19 Jun 2021 390

The sports betting fake guru that makes $100K a day

Why gamblers pretending to be millionaires are fraudsters, why you shouldn't buy anyone's sports predictions, and why Mazi VS doesn't truly make his money from sports betting. Author explain why casinos and sports books eliminate anyone who has an advantage on the books and why it's extremely difficult for handicappers to...

The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates
Categories: crime, lottery, online casinos, slots, sports betting 22 Mar 2021 382
Reading time: 2 min, 464 words

The Italian government's crackdown on illegal gambling targets crime syndicates

Malta, a Mediterranean island country, began its transformation from sleepy tourism destination to international gambling mecca in 2004. Seventeen years later, Malta remains a source of interest for Transparency International, bilateral law enforcement agencies, and some European Union countries. In the midst of the public investigation into the killing of journalist...

$2.4m bet on horse racing
Categories: sports betting 10 May 2021 369
Reading time: less than 1 min, 156 words

$2.4m bet on horse racing

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, a business magnate from Houston, Texas, raised his original Kentucky Derby bet on Essential Quality(horse name) from $500,000 to $2.4m by the time the colt reached the starting gate, so he could have won $6m. He wouldn't get any of it back. Essential Quality, the 5-2 favorite, finished...