Famous Gamblers We Can Never Forget

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The gambling industry has seen the craziest, strangest and most emotional events and players. The casino world has existed for decades now, during which it has accumulated millions of players. This has only created room for famous characters, players and outrageous events. Here are some of the most famous gamblers of all time.

When You Lose Kill the Slot With A Stool – London

All was peaceful and going on as usual in local bookmakers at Romford, North London. That was until a smartly dressed man took a stool and angrily smashed one of the slot machines.

The tantrum footage went viral all over British news websites. The man has managed to hide his identity for a long time but the internet never forgets. But who can judge him; we all have thrown a fit after losing.

The Two Sore Gambler Hackers At A Casino

Once upon a time in the United States, two gamblers were extremely sore that they lost at video poker. The two friends believed that the casino had set them up for failure. So, they came up with the ‘perfect’ scheme to repay themselves.

The duo created and released a bug that made them win huge amounts of money on online casinos. Of course, they were caught. Apparently, the duo broke out after they disagreed on sharing the loot.

Jon Heywood -€17, 879, 645 Jackpot after just 30 minutes on Mega Moolah

Jon Heywood, a UK online slot newbie won what was about $20,062,600. October 6th, 2015 is the day gambling changed Jon’s life.  Mega Moolah is a 5-reel and 25-pay line online slot that comes with a progressive jackpot.

The British soldier became a multimillionaire overnight and still holds the Guinness world record as the highest paid gambler on online slots.

The second closest win is €17,861,813 in Finland, back in 2013.

The Richest Gambler in the world

Zeljko Ranogajecy is believed to earn 1 billion dollars every year. The gambler prefers to stay low key but people in the casino industry know him.

Born in 1961, the Australian man dropped out of his business studies to be a professional gambler.  With a photographic memory and mathematical genius, he quickly rose from 100-dollar wins to thousands.

His series of wins made him an exile among Australian casinos. No one wanted to play against him and no casino allowed him to play. However, a determined Zeljko went on to horse racing betting, where he made billions.

Archie Karas, one of the most famous gamblers ever

Mr Karas has both won and lost huge fortunes at many gambling tables. The Greek-American has earned a reputation and is considered by many the greatest gambler of all time.

The man is famous for his unbelievable streak of wins between 1992 and 1995. In just three years, Karas turned $50 into $40 million.

Karas ran away from Greece when he was just 15 years and went to America. There he found work in a restaurant where he learned the science of poker.

How to Become A Famous Gambler

If you wish to join a list of famous gamblers, it is not that difficult. With online casinos, all you need is an outrageous  win. Make sure you appear on the news for the right reasons. See our list of the best casinos to find your favourite playroom.

Avoid illegal gambling activities. Also, try not to fall into the temptation of hacking online casinos.

Be cautious not to make headlines with a tragic gambling story. Famous celebrities including Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Tobey Maguire and Ray Romano have all come out with gambling problems.

Control your gambling norms and never bet money that you cannot afford to lose.