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of the best gamblers of all time
The Smart Money
Gambling isn't just about hoping to win big by taking
a long shot and hoping for the best. Gambling is nothing
short of a sport, a profession that has sculpted some
players into legends. If gambling was all about luck,
there would not be professional gamblers that consistently
win at what they do. That is because they bet with
smart money, with a competitive edge that helps them
keep coming up on top of the pile.
For those smart
gamblers out there, you know one of the fastest
ways to traverse the road to greatness is to see how
other greats did it before you. That is why we have
put together a list of some of the best gamblers to
ever live, all of which started with nothing more
than a little bankroll and a big dream.
The High Rollers
Everyone knows that the house always wins, or at
least, that is what they want you to think. But if
that were true, how would there ever be professional
gamblers that made a fortune doing just that, beating
the house at their own game. Here is a list of some
of the best gamblers
who beat the casino:
One of the first gamblers to ever exploit what is
called the wheel bias, Gonzalo made his fortune by
playing the game of roulette, a seemingly entirely
random and luck based game. What Gonzalo discovered
however, is that nearly every wheel was unique, and
not perfectly center, meaning that it would hit some
numbers more often than others. There are also wheels
with other imperfections, like slightly bigger slots,
or sticky gears. Gonzalo watched wheels for hours,
recording results and then playing the odds, making
big money in the process. That combined with free
bets made it a very lucrative career for Gonzalo.
With a nickname like, "The man with the golden arm",
you can be that Dominic had a colorful personality
and reputation. The nickname comes from the fact that
Dominic practiced painstakingly for hours what is
called, "controlled shooting." This is basically the
ability to roll the dice in such a way that you get
the outcomes you want when you want them while playing
craps. While some say controlling the outcomes are
impossible, Dominic made thousands of dollars at various
casinos doing just that.
A Greek and American poker player born in 1950,
Archie is famous for having one of the longest recorded
winning streaks in the history of casino gambling.
No luck involved here, Archie turned a $10,000 loan
into 40 million in only a three year period. Archie
has claimed to have gambled more money in casinos
that anyone else who has ever graced the scene. He
came from a poor family, and spent much of his teenage
years shooting marbles to make enough money to eat.
The skills carried over however when he went to Vegas,
and he is still known as one of the greatest gamblers
of all time.
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