Legendary gamblers: Amarillo Slim
Categories: documentary, live poker, video Posted on: 9 May 2020 432 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...

Luxor Las Vegas. Pyramid-shaped casino
Categories: offline casinos, video Posted on: 16 May 2020 383 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 games.  The...

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 20 May 2020 496 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...

The Devilfish poker documentary
Categories: documentary, live poker, video Posted on: 24 May 2020 385 2

The Devilfish poker documentary

After a battle with bowel and colon cancer, one of Britain's most popular poker players who popularized the game among the masses has died. Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, 61, was one of the top skilled gamblers of his time.

Legendary gamblers: Nikos "Nick the Greek"  Dandolas
Categories: cheating, gambling history, live poker Posted on: 28 May 2020 366 1
Estimate reading time time: 8 min, 1483 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 poverty. That just makes...

Archie Karas: $40 million streak
Categories: cheating, gambling history, live poker Posted on: 2 Jun 2020 354 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...

Video poker bug: John Kane & Andre Nestor story
Categories: cheating, offline casinos Posted on: 16 Jun 2020 1025 0
Estimate reading time time: 8 min, 1504 words

Video poker bug: John Kane & Andre Nestor story

In the summer of 2009, John Kane appeared in the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas. He sat down in a video poker game known as Game King, and six minutes later he won a jackpot worth $4,300. So what, huh? That is luck! Well, this is not quite so. He'd...