Brad Garrett

Bradley H. Gerstenfeld, known better by his stage name, Brad Garrett, is a stand-up comedian, voice over artist, actor and a professional poker player too. Garrett begun his career in stand-up comedy back in 1980 and quickly found that he had a talent ...

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Nick Dandalos

Dandalos was born in Crete in 1883 to wealthy parents who enforced in him the importance of education. He learnt many languages, how to write literature and bolstered his math skills, which would become the key to his success later in life, earning ...

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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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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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David Walsh

There is one Australian who will stand out in any art fan’s or gambling aficionado’s mind when they think ‘professional gambler’, and his name does not do justice to his exuberant personality and eccentric style. David Walsh is Tasmania’s very own art collector ...

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Phil Laak

Phil Laak is a mechanical engineer by profession and has been playing poker since his childhood. Although poker was not his first career choice, Laak has been able to earn himself a spot among the game’s elite. He holds 1 World Series of ...

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Berry Johnston

Some people are just born lucky and it would seem like Berry Enfield Johnston is one of them. The 80-year-old resident of Bethany, Oklahoma, U.S has been playing poker since he was about 35 and has won so many titles that he was ...

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Erica Schoenberg

Erica Schoenberg, known as “Blackjack Babe” and “Poker Babe” was born in 1978 in Ohio, USA. She had multiple careers before becoming a professional blackjack and poker player, including as a personal trainer, model and volleyball player. Though she has never yet won ...

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Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu was born in Toronto in 1974 to Romanian immigrant parents. They initially hoped to enter into the US but ended up in Canada where Daniel was born a couple of years later. He was always in trouble in school and dropped ...

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