King Henry VIII

When it comes to the most famous gamblers throughout history, it’s difficult to get more famous than Henry VIII. He is one of England’s best-known monarchs, though perhaps not for the reasons he would like. Henry was responsible for the creation of the Church ...

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Archie Karas

Greek-American Karas is widely regarded as one of the greatest gamblers of all time. Born in Cephalonia, Greece in 1951, he left his home in Greece and traveled to America at the age of 15 after a particularly bad row with his carpenter ...

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Brian Molony bio

Sometimes gambling habits and addictions spiral out of control. And this is when people’s lives become affected, and problems begin. Even the best gamblers in the world will have off days, and these are when disaster strikes. Gambling addicts will often do whatever ...

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John Montagu: 4th Earl of Sandwich

Montagu is probably best known as the inspiration behind the sandwich, and the reason the Sandwich Islands in Hawaii were so named. As great as his accomplishments were over the years, the people who encircled him failed to notice that he had a ...

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Titanic Thompson

Many gamblers go on to achieve fame and notoriety, and some even get their own nicknames. Titanic Thompson is the example of one such gambler. He was famed throughout the gambling world, and earned his nickname because he ‘sank everybody’. But, let’s go ...

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Kerry Packer

Australian businessman Packer inherited the family fortune of $100 million gained from his father’s various investments and ownerships. It’s safe to say that Packer had a lot of fun spending his cash, gambling for very high stakes that could see him winning or ...

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Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok’s real name was James Butler Hickok. He is one of the best-known names and faces in Wild West history. Bill was a hero of the American Old West, and he is still revered to this day. He fulfilled many different ...

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