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BIG WINNER STORIES – THE MIT STUDENTS

“2008” is a movie about a group of Math college students who make use of their skills and create a successful strategy to win on the Blackjack tables. Interestingly, the film is based on a true story – the one of “the geeks who beat Vegas”. The math guys counted on the popular “card counting” technique, used to help reveal if the upcoming cards are mainly high or low. When the engaged players expected high cards, they would increase the…

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BIG WINNER STORIES – AKIO KASHIWAGI

Akio Kashiwagi, a popular Japanese real estate businessman, is one of the the world’s greatest high-rollers of all time.  Known as, “The Warrior”, Akio regularly staked $200 000 on a single hand of baccarat – one of the world’s most popular high- rolling games, especially in the richest casinos in Las Vegas and Monte Carlo. In 1990, Akio headed to Atlantic City to have a session at one of Donald Trump’s casinos. The outcome was a pure gambling textbook – a nearly…

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BREAKING THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO

Our big winning series continues with Charles Deville Wells and his successful run which literary broke the bank at Monte Carlo. Interestingly, in gambling circles “Breaking the bank” doesn’t mean bankrupting the casino, but winning every possible chip on the table indeed. Charles Deville successfully did it at Monte Carlo in 1891 and won a profit of $500,000 in today’s dollars, all in a single night. As a beginning, Wells was a skillful cheater on the first place. He gathered and…

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BIG WINNER STORIES – AMARILLO SLIM

Thomas Austin Preston, also known as “Amarillo Slim” is widely famous in the gambling world for his unusual bets. He mastered pool hustling and he began his runs in Texas. Later on he moved to Las Vegas and started with card games, winning the World Poker Series in 1974. However what made him popular in the gambling fields is the unorthodox bets he used to place, and more specifically – his ping-pong battle with Bobby Riggs. Riggs was the 1939 Wimbledon Champion,…

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BIG WINNER STORIES – DON JOHNSON

Our interesting casino stories continue with one of the world’s most popular gamblers of all time – Don Johnson and his amazing winnings on the Blackjack Tables. Don Johnson is well known for what the MIT students did, but he actually outperformed them and did it all alone within a six-month period in 2011. Unlike the math student, Don didn’t count cards. Instead he negotiated special rules with the casinos to get an edge, so he would simply earn more…

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BIG WINNER STORIES – CHARLIE WELLS

Our big winner series continues with Charlie Wells and his luck on the Roulette table. In 1891 the gambler won $1 million after an 11-hours play. Wells is known as the player who literally “broke the bank at Monte Carlo,” whose story inspired the famous musician Fred Gilbert. What Charlie Wells did was winning more chips than there were available on the table, and not only did he do it once, but a whole of 12 consecutive times for the…

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BIG WINNER STORIES – SEAN CONNERY

Our big winner series continues with the popular Hollywood actor Sean Connery, which is also known to be a passionate gambler. The famous actor’s gambling activity is known for his great luck on betting on the number 17. It all manifested when, in the very James Bond manner, Sean placed a bet on 17 at a casino in the Italian Alps. The first 2 rounds were unlucky, but the third spin fell on 17. Consequently, another spin was made and…

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BIG WINNER STORIES

Our big winner series continues with the story of Norway’s Peter, who won millions playing online casino slots. Peter is a Norwegian casino lover, keen on online games. He is the holder of the hugest online casino payout totaling 11.7 million EUR. The game of luck was NetEnt’s progressive Arabian Nights Jackpot and the casino – Betsson. Interestingly, the platform’s slogan states that “Anything can happen” and Peter’s big win transferred to 38 million Norwegian Krone is the perfect example…

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BIG WINNER STORIES – ELMER SHERWIN

Here is yet another inspiring huge winner story and Elmer Sherwin’s hit on Megabucks Slots. In 1989, a big $4.6 million hit took place at Cannery Casino & Hotel in Vegas. The machine of luck was Megabucks slot and the name of the lucky winner – Elmer Sherwin, who beat the odds not just once, but 2 times in fact. After his huge hit, Sherwin didn’t stop playing his favourite Megabucks slot and the luck embraced him once again in…

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