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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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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Gerard Piqué

This Spain and Barça central defender was always destined for great things. It is not surprising that he chose to play for Barça; after all he is a beneficiary of its cantera, La Masia and has been a part of its activities since ...

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The Top 10 Casino Celebrity Scandals

Ben Affleck and The Card Counting Fiasco Card counting is not a crime, and many great blackjack players are openly card counters who have mastered the art of tracking the game to know when certain cards are likely to come up. It was ...

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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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