Gambling Legends

Archie Karas

Added on June 18, 2014 in Gambling Legends

Gambling Legend Archie Karas (full name Anargyros Karabourniotis) was born in 1950. He is a Greek-American, famous for the largest and longest winning streak in the history of gambling. Many regard him as one of the greatest, if not the greatest gambler in history! High roller, poker player and pool shark, he managed to make an astonishing amount of money in what became known as “The Run”. (more…) Read More

Joseph Jagger | Roulette Take Down II

Added on June 9, 2014 in Gambling Legends

Continued From Part I Dawn came with the ocean breeze fresh in his nostrils. Joseph Jagger lay in a mid-morning half-awake dream and suddenly felt a peach pit of fear in his gut and jolted out of bed like a man electrocuted. Today is the day! Today! This is it old boy! … exclaimed Joe. Joseph Jagger went to the salon and had a bath and a shave. The tailor came and accoutered him in creased white cottons, a black hat, vest, ... Read More

Joseph Jagger | Roulette Take Down

Added on June 9, 2014 in Gambling Legends

It was cold and clammy against his skin so Joseph Jagger pulled the collar of his fogger tight around his neck, against the acrid yellow haze of an early spring morning and hurried his pace. Back to this stink hole again. How I despise it all sometimes! How could I have been so foolish? I won enough a fortnight ago at the roulette wheel to acquire some sizable holdings and not have to look forward to my pension … but ... Read More

Johnny Moss

Added on May 9, 2014 in Gambling Legends

In the world of Gambling Legends, Johnny Moss, who was a life-long American gambler is worthy of the accolade “Champion of Champions”, especially in the game of poker where he is adored as a trailblazer of a kind. Born in Marshal, Texas in 1907, his passion for gambling started as a young boy around Dallas, Texas where he was hired by a local saloon to work as a ‘fair play watcher’ for some games as he grew up in the ... Read More

Doyle Brunson

Added on May 3, 2014 in Gambling Legends

In his time, Doyle Brunson made an incredible mark in the world of poker in two outstanding ways; he created an unbeatable record playing poker in the most professional but fascinating way with breathtaking wins and countless bracelets, but he also wrote several books about poker and his way of playing the card game. Regarded as the best poker player of all time, Doyle Brunson is an American whiz kid poker player and one of our Gambling Legends featured here ... Read More

Bugsy Siegel II

Added on April 28, 2014 in Gambling Legends

Continued from Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel Part I Bugsy Siegel loved aristocracy, flamboyance, and the high-class life of extravagance. He was to find these in the highest circles of the Hollywood where he befriended the celebrities, the stars and the dazzling women of the time. The likes of Jack Warner, Louis B. Meyer, Jean Harlow, Italian Countess Dorothy DiFrasso and Germany’s Benito Mussolini were among his circle of friends. (more…) Read More

Bugsy Siegel

Added on April 28, 2014 in Gambling Legends

His was the story of money, flamboyance, and passion for big businesses – transforming the sandy desert plain of the Vegas Valley into a Gambling Mecca of some sort, with a multibillion-dollar value. It was a story of a man loved by all his employees for his generosity. However, beyond the façade, Benjamin Bugsy Siegel was one of the deadliest figures of his time. Beyond the portico was a story of infamy, of brutality and of a notorious mobster with a ... Read More

Kerry Packer Tribute

Added on April 22, 2014 in Gambling Legends

We know the house always wins, right? The reason they always win is that there is an advantage for them built into any game you play. But more than that, they simply have a bigger bankroll and can weather any storm or winning streak you might throw at them. But wait… do you know what puts the fear of God into any casino executive… it’s a ‘Whale’! We talk about whales and high rollers but really there are only a ... Read More

John Aspinall

Added on April 21, 2014 in Gambling Legends

John Aspinall (11 June 1926 – 29 June 2000) was one of the most colorful characters in the heyday of British gambling during the Fifties and Sixties, who changed the face of the industry – some would say for the worse. So who was the man behind the smooth aristocratic facade, who charmed the rich and famous out of thousands of pounds on the tables of his Clermont Club? A story of mystery and intrigue emerges, and questions that remain ... Read More