Legendary gamblers: Amarillo Slim
Categories: documentary, live poker, video 9 May 2020 723

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...

Ultimatebeat - too much to lose
Categories: cheating, online poker, video 30 Apr 2020 729

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.

Guinness World Records for gambling
Categories: lottery, other games, slots 31 Aug 2021 764
Reading time: 5 min, 915 words

Guinness World Records for gambling

Record payouts attract the most attention. Thanks to luck, the lucky ones not only changed their lives, but also engraved their name in the history of gambling. The Mega Moolah slot from Microgaming has set several records at once. The first was recorded on October 6, 2015. Then the resident of...

Poker players who shockingly went broke
Categories: live poker, online poker, video 17 Apr 2020 823

Poker players who shockingly went broke

In the poker world there are many instances where poker players go broke and bankrupt. These are the players that once had all the fame and glory in poker but lost all their money playing poker due to some poor choices. In this poker video we look at some poker...

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos 20 May 2020 865
Reading 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 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...

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...