The Devilfish poker documentary
Categories: documentary, live poker, video 24 May 2020 684

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 28 May 2020 669
Reading 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...

Luxor Las Vegas. Pyramid-shaped casino
Categories: offline casinos, video 16 May 2020 642

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...

Archie Karas: $40 million streak
Categories: cheating, gambling history, live poker 2 Jun 2020 639
Reading 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...

World capitals of gambling: best casinos
Categories: offline casinos 13 Nov 2020 634
Reading time: 15 min, 2776 words

World capitals of gambling: best casinos

With the rising prevalence of online gaming and coronavirus, you might only think that offline casinos are far past their heyday. Everyone's interest, though, is still caught by the iconic land-based casino, influenced by our imaginations. There are thousands of casinos worldwide, many of which have grown into major casino resorts...

Tropicana casino history
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos 24 Aug 2020 632
Reading 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...