Benny Binion - gambling legend and convicted criminal
Categories: gambling history, live poker, offline casinos Posted on: 25 Jun 2020 385 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...

The Secret Underworld Of Vegas Gambling
Categories: cheating, offline casinos, video Posted on: 28 Jun 2020 293 0

The Secret Underworld Of Vegas Gambling

During this opening episode of Cheating Vegas, we hear about the classic tricks and schemes that vegas cheaters pull for millions to get away with. We learn to spot a cheater and follow the story of match-fixing basketball, and how it ruined the life of one young man.

The legends of online high stakes poker: Victor "Isildur1" Blom
Categories: online poker, video Posted on: 30 Jun 2020 343 0

The legends of online high stakes poker: Victor "Isildur1" Blom

Viktor Blom popularly known as "Isildur" is one of the biggest online high-stakes poker players of all time. He's known to play some of the most epic high-stakes poker hands against players like Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan. This is a poker documentary about Isildur1's incredible story and...

MIT Blackjack Team - blackjack card counting
Categories: blackjack, offline casinos Posted on: 12 Jul 2020 663 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 1036 words

MIT Blackjack Team - blackjack card counting

While card counting has been around for a very long time, it was only in 1979 that the very first group of students was created, after a professional blackjack player approached them. What made it possible was the fact that a new law was passed by the New Jersey Control...

Poker players who went to jail
Categories: live poker, online poker, video Posted on: 27 Jul 2020 274 0

Poker players who went to jail

The poker world is filled with personalities and individuals with varying moral values. In this poker video we look at prominent poker players who have gone to prison for mistakes they made in their poker career. Some of the players include, among others, Mike Matusow, Shawn Sheikhan, Stu Ungar, David...

High Rollers - High Risk?
Categories: documentary, offline casinos, video Posted on: 9 Aug 2020 223 0

High Rollers - High Risk?

Linton Besser explores Australia's campaign to lure overseas gamblers, and the consequences of that policy. Building casinos may be a lucrative business. The industry here is estimated to be producing about five billion dollars a year. Most of that money comes from average Australians, but businesses that operate casinos are...

Mike McDonald $200,000 free throw bet
Categories: bets Posted on: 19 Aug 2020 247 0
Estimate reading time: less than 1 min, 126 words

Mike McDonald $200,000 free throw bet

Can poker player Mike McDonald (the 30-year-old has more than $13 million in live tournament cashes) soon replace Steph Curry (90.56% from the free-throw line, all time NBA free-trow % table) on the Golden State Warriors? Probably not, but if he is to win a crazy prop bet he has...

Tropicana casino history
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 24 Aug 2020 186 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...