Who are the biggest casino players in history?
Many casino players start each game with a very positive mindset. They are confident that they will win. This kind of attitude is certainly the best, but it can also lead to a lot of frustration when you end up losing. Because casino games are mathematically designed, and the advantage always goes to the “house”. However, the players we’re going to talk about in this article are not only professionals and true legends in their field, but also determined and very lucky personalities.
For his tenacity and ingenuity, Amarillo Slim is arguably the best player of all time. Slim, who started out as a Texas poker player and joined forces with Doyle Brunson and Puggy Pearson, eventually became the world’s most famous professional gambler. While he never really gave up his first love, it was his exploits away from the felt that caught the attention of the mainstream media.
For example, he claimed he could beat a racehorse. At the time, everyone thought he was crazy. But what he failed to mention was that instead of running in a straight line, the two competitors had to go 50 meters in one direction and the remaining 50 in the other. It was this little trick that allowed him to win a huge amount of money.
Anargyros Nicholas Karabourniotis came to the United States from Cephalonia, Greece, with only $50 in his pocket when he arrived in Las Vegas in 1992. However, within two years, he brought in more than $40 million. Although Karas was paid $10,000 to start his casino career, his results have exceeded even the wildest expectations.
With a combination of poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat, Karas has won more in two years than probably any casino player in history. But, unfortunately, his dance with luck had a very disappointing ending. He lost his entire fortune as quickly as he had won it.
Professional poker player Phil Ivey has become a great sidekick for Slim, Karas, and Walters in recent years. In addition to being the best poker player in the world, Ivey has won over $20 million in two online baccarat sessions. Even though legal problems with the London and Atlantic City casinos eventually nullified his winnings, no one can deny that he is a true legend in the world of virtual casinos. His main quality is certainly his ability to spot the weaknesses of his opponents. Ivey claims to be able to do the same for any type of bet, whether it’s a flaw in a card game or an advantage in a sports bet.