The College Geeks Who Beat the System

The College Geeks Who Beat the System

The MIT Blackjack Team started out quietly in 1977, when Bill Kaplan decided to be a high roller for a year before he went to college. The Straight-A high school student had a card-counting theory he wanted to test. But first, he had to convince his stepfather his idea would […]

Builder Wins Grosvenor Ace King Suited Side Bet

Builder Wins Grosvenor Ace King Suited Side Bet

The sleepy university town of Coventry in England conjures up thoughts of young men in straw hats, or polling women down the river in flat bottom punts. The Ricoh Arena football stadium is the venue for more exciting entertainment. It has year-round concerts, an exhibition hall, a hotel, and a […]

The Remarkably Double Lucky Elmer Sherwin

The Remarkably Double Lucky Elmer Sherwin

The La Mirage Casino in Las Vegas is an iconic place where dreams come true and fortunes happen. Just ten hours after its grand opening in 1989, one Elmer Sherwin – then aged 76 – strolled across to a megabucks slot machine and got ready to spend his last $100 […]

Slot Machine Pays A Lady from Oahu, Hawaii – Big Time

Slot Machine Pays A Lady from Oahu, Hawaii – Big Time

Penny slot machines are a dime a dozen in Las Vegas, and democraticised the game of fortunes. The earliest ones appeared in New York in 1891, and soon became popular in pubs. There were no cash payouts in those days though. However, a good poker hand could win you a […]

The Two-Suitcase Gamer Named William Bergstrom

The Two-Suitcase Gamer Named William Bergstrom

Some gamers follow elaborate systems when playing Craps at casinos. Others just choose a method and stay with it, trusting the probabilities. One such example at Craps is the ‘don’t pass line’ and it works this way: How the ‘Don’t Pass Line’ Principle Plays Out If the first roll of […]

The ‘Lucky Man from Rampart’ Who Gave It All Away

The ‘Lucky Man from Rampart’ Who Gave It All Away

The Rampart Casino is popular among locals in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, being set in pleasant grounds. Its facilities include twenty-two gaming tables, and over twelve hundred slots in fifty thousand square feet of playing space. It also runs a book on sports events, and has two lounges […]

How Jerry Yang Won $8.5 Million at Poker

How Jerry Yang Won $8.5 Million at Poker

Jerry Yang’s story should inspire anyone to put boots on, take on life, and win big time. In the 1970s, he was a refugee from Laos and spent four years in Thailand in a migrant camp. After he found his way to California, he picked up a master’s in health […]

Ashley Revell One of Gaming’s Great Success Stories

Ashley Revell One of Gaming’s Great Success Stories

Ashley Revell had a relatively unexciting life in Great Britain until he doubled his money at Las Vegas. The weather being what it is, outside of work his main interests were playing roulette and poker anywhere it was warm and dry. Along the way, he became something of a roulette […]