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The world's biggest gambler is Japanese property developer Akio Kashiwagi, who bets $20 million an hour at baccarat.

In 1990 he won $19 million in a casino in Darwin, Australia, and a further $6 million at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, USA.

Australian tycoon and legendary gambler, Kerry Packer won GBP 7 million playing blackjack over a one month period in London.

The late Robert Maxwell reputedly lost GBP 1.5 million in three minutes playing three roulette wheels simultaneously at the

prestigious Les Ambassadeurs casino in London.

Greek tycoon Frank Sarakakis lost some GBP 8 million playing roulette at the exclusive Crockford's Club in London in 1993.

Cocktail waitress Cynthia Jay-Brennan won a record breaking $35 million on a Megabucks progressive slot machine at the Sahara

casino in Las Vegas in 2000. Try progressive slots page if you want to learn more about them or try an online casino

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Ashley Revell bet his entire $135,000 life savings on a single spin of the roulette wheel at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas in 2004,

placing everything on 'red', and won walking away with $270,600.

Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green won GBP 2 million in just one evening in December 2004 playing roulette at Les Ambassadeurs

casino in London.

92-year old Elmer Sherwin achieved the near impossible in 2008 by winning a Megabucks progressive slot machine jackpot for the second time in Las Vegas. On this occasion he won $21 million at the Cannery casino, and in 1989 he won $4.6 million at the Mirage casino.

Big Brother 7 winner, Mike 'Boogie' Malin, who collected $500,000 won a further $150,000 in 2008 playing blackjack in Las Vegas.

Mike Ashley, the billionaire owner of Newcastle United, is the man who walked away from London's Fifty casino in 2008 with

GBP1.3 million, won on the single spin of a roulette wheel with his lucky number 17.



George Rhodes of Aldershot collected GBP 86,056,42 winnings (after tax) from William Hill for a 5p stake on the ITV Seven

accumulator in 1984.

Irish racehorse owner and punter, JP MacManus bet GBP 25,000 on 8/1 winner Trapper John in a race at Cheltenham in 1990.

Ron Nicholson of Bournemouth in Dorset 'scooped' GBP 878,939 for a GBP 4 stake in April 2004 on the Tote Scoop 6, the

biggest payout in betting shop history.

Professional gambler and racehorse owner Harry Findlay won GBP 1.85 million on an accumulator (parlay) bet over a UK Bank

Holiday weekend in 2007. He also collected GBP 1 million the same year when his horse Denman won at Cheltenham .

A Scot who staked GBP 300 on a Lucky 15 bet at a William Hill betting shop collected GBP 200,000 by picking the first four winners

at the 2008 Cheltenham Festival.

An anonymous Yorkshire punter won GBP 1 million from William Hill on an eight-horse accumulator (parlay) bet for a 50p stake in

February 2008. Intriguingly, his first winner was named "Isn't That Lucky" and the last:: "Dream Come True".

A lucky punter won a Japanese record breaking 24,880,720 yen (GBP 175,484) on a Trifeca bet by correctly picking the first three finishers of a race at Oi racecourse in Tokyo in April 2010.

Heating engineer Steve Whiteley won GBP 1.45m for a GBP 2 bet on the Tote Jackpot by corrrectly picking the winners of all

six races at Exeter racecourse on Monday 7 March 2011. The odds against this are a staggering 358,639 - 1.

Stable lad to Nicky Henderson, Conor Murphy, won GBP 1m on a GBP 50 accumulator bet when five of Nicky's horses won at

the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

Unbeaten racehorse Black Caviar, trained by Peter Moody, had accumulated total prize money of GBP 4.6m for her owners from

just 25 race starts, she was retired from racing in April 2013.



Within one year of learning to play poker, the aptly named Chris Moneymaker became the 2003 World Series Of Poker (WSOP)

No-Limit Texas Hold 'em champion and won $2 million. Want to speed up your poker skills? Use top online casino to find the best

practice grounds to master your craft.

Actress Jennifer Tilly won a World Series of Poker bracelet and $158,625 in the 2005 Ladies' No-Limit Texas Hold 'em event,

outlasting 600 other players.

Writer and TV presenter, Victoria Coren, collected GBP 500,000 prize money when she won the 2006 European Poker Tour held

at the Victoria casino in London.

Dane Peter Eastgate, aged 22, become the youngest ever winner of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) when he won the top prize

of $9.1 million in the 2008 event held in Las Vegas.

In his first major poker competition, Will Fry of Nottingham won the top prize of EUROS 595,839 when he beat 531 other players in

the 2008 Poker Stars European Tour held in Budapest.

Former banker James Bord won GBP 836,00 when he became the first British winner of the 2010 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Europe event held in London.

Ex-magician Antonio Esfandiari won a record breaking $18m in the first $1m buy-in of the 2012 World Series Of Poker tournament.




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