Don Johnson

Recessions provide many people with an opportunity to break through into a successful career – though it’s not particularly easy, it requires a canny attitude. It is arguable that professional gambling experienced a golden age in 2008 and it led to the rise ...

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Ray Romano

Best known for his semi-autobiographical sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano was born and raised in New York – and formed a comedy troupe with his friends at the age of just 16. But the real start of his comedy career didn’t come ...

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Cathy Hulbert

The world’s greatest female professional gambler is not a title given out lightly – but Hulbert has earned it. She began playing blackjack while at university but it remained a hobby after she graduated and entered into the world of work. Feeling uninspired ...

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Akio Kashiwagi

Known as “The Warrior”, he was one of gambling’s most colourful characters; Kashiwagi was an incredibly rich yet secretive man. Owner of a real estate company in Tokyo, it seemed unlikely to many people that he had made his fortune from that simply ...

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