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A not so successful record producer, Spaniard Garcia-Pelayo decided instead to devote his energies to his favourite passion, roulette. In the 1990’s he became the first person to exploit wheel bias and retired with more than $1.5 million in the bank.
Isa Summers was very attractive and not your everyday casino cheat. In the 1960’s and 70’s she reeled in tens of thousands of dollars using shiftiness and smarts; her specialities were ‘hand mucking’ and switching in ‘coolers’ at the blackjack table.
Louis Colavecchio was a counterfeit – at counterfeit coins. In the late 90s, law enforcement agencies from various states, the FBI and Secret Service included, descended on his home. There, they found thousands of manufactured slot tokens from dozens of casinos throughout North America. Colavecchio was an expert at duplicating anything made out f precious metals or stnes.
You’ve heard about the M-I-T Blackjack team? Books have been written about it and ’21’, a major Hollywood movie chronicling the story came out in 2008. What began as an after school club quickly became a refined gambling machine, assaulting casinos for years and for millions. In the 90’s these brilliant students employed statistic-based systems and team play to their advantage. The team’s wins were legendary, one weekend earning $400,000 alone.
Stable boy turned millionaire. In March 2012, 29-year-old Irishman Conor Murphy placed the luckiest bet of his life at Cheltenham. He wagered $75 on all five of his boss’s horses to win and, guess what, they did. Murpjhy scooped a stunning pot of $1.5 million in the accumulator.
The 1913 Kentucky Derby produced the longest shot in the history of the race when 91-to-1 outsider Donerail claimed victory. One hundred years ago, those putting $2 on Donerail would have collected $184.90.
Incredible! Jockey Frankie Dettori left bookmakers with their jaws dropped in 1996 when he won all seven races at the Ascot Festival in the United Kingdom at odds of 25,000-to-1. Darren Yeats placed a £59 ($89) accumulator bet on all of Dettori’s races and it paid off, big time. Yeats took home £550,000 ($830,000) richer.
Two bored dealers are waiting around for someone to walk up and try their luck at the craps table. A very attractive lady comes in and wants to bet twenty-thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. The dealers agree.
She says, “I hope you don’t mind, but I feel much luckier when I’m half naked.” With that she strips naked from the waist down, and rolls the dice while yelling, “Momma needs a new pair of pants!” She then begins jumping up and down and hugging each of the dealers.
“YES! I WIN! I WIN!” With that she picks up her money and clothes and quickly leaves.
The dealers just stare at each other dumbfounded. Finally one of them asks, “What did she roll anyway?” The other answers, “I don’t know. I thought YOU were watching the dice!”
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