Celebrities & Poker Pros

There is no denying that poker pros and professional gamblers lead colorful lives. Here we cover their triumphs, failures, highs and lows. If you want to learn about the latest gossip, scandal, or tournament conquests, then look no further.

Martin Nash - magician
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: The Charming Cheat

I’ve been extremely fortunate in my career to have known and befriended many of the great names in magic and was always drawn to those who specialized in sleight of hand with cards. A few of these characters crossed between the world of gambling and cheating...

January 24, 2023 5 min read
Dutch Schultz
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Guides

Public Enemy Number One: The Violent Life Of Mobster Dutch Schultz

A brutal mobster and ruthless racketeer, Arthur “Dutch Schultz” Flegenheimer was one of the most intimidating figures of the 1930s. Far from the complex philanthropy of Bumpy Johnson and the staunch activism of Stephanie St. Clair, Dutch Schultz was a stone-cold villain of the 20th century....

December 30, 2022 6 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Guides

Gambling Legends: The Incredible Story Of Mobster Stephanie St. Clair

“Queenie,” “Madam Queen,” “Madam St. Clair,” “Queen of the Policy Rackets” - whichever of the many nicknames you know her...
December 9, 2022 7 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Drake’s Stakes: The Canadian Rapper Who Wagered Over $1 Billion In 2 Months

Since the release of his first album, ‘Thank Me Later’ in 2010, Canadian rapper Drake has become a household name....
November 18, 2022 7 min read
richest soccer players
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports, Top 10s

The Top 10 Richest Soccer Players Ever

Love or loathe them, there’s no getting away from the fact that the best soccer players are paid astronomical sums....
November 16, 2022 5 min read
Jerry Buss - LA Lakers owner
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports

Rags To Riches: How Jerry Buss Became The Greatest Owner In Sports

Dr. Jerry Buss was a larger-than-life character whose impact on US sports can still be felt today, nearly a decade...
October 22, 2022 8 min read
Phil Ruffin
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Phil Ruffin: Sin City’s Self-Made Casino Mogul

Phil Ruffin is one of the most successful self-made men in Las Vegas. Not only does he have a net...
September 7, 2022 6 min read
bill benter - horse racing gambler
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports

Bill Benter: The World’s Most Successful Gambler Who Used Math To Beat The Bookies

Unlike many other gambling legends Bill Benter does not crave the spotlight. In fact, he prefers to avoid it all...
August 12, 2022 6 min read
Twitter icon
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker, Top 10s

Top 10 Poker Players Worth Following On Twitter

If you consider yourself a poker fan, you probably know that Twitter is the platform of choice for many pros....
July 27, 2022 4 min read
kerry packer
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Kerry Packer: The Life And Exploits Of Australia’s Greatest Gambler

Kerry Packer was Australia’s larger-than-life media tycoon, known for a bullish approach to business. Yet, Packer’s influence reached far beyond...
July 21, 2022 7 min read
teddy sagi
Celebrities & Poker Pros

How Teddy Sagi Built Playtech And Became A Powerful Billionaire

Self-made billionaire and self-proclaimed family man Teddy Sagi is one of the most influential businessmen in the iGaming industry. Before...
June 20, 2022 8 min read
benny binion
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Gambling Destinations, Guides

How Gambler Benny Binion Built Vegas As We Know It

Las Vegas is the gambling hub of the world. When you look at this Nevada city, it’s hard to imagine...
June 2, 2022 7 min read
Biggest poker scandals
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker

Top 10 Biggest Poker Scandals Of All Time

The world of poker has seen its fair share of scandals over the years. Some have had a huge impact...
May 19, 2022 13 min read
denise coates
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

How Denise Coates Built The Bet365 Empire And Became Britain’s Highest-Paid Boss

Fondly referred to as the “quiet queen of online betting”, Denise Coates is one of Britain’s most successful (and understated)...
May 13, 2022 7 min read
bumpy johnson
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Gambling Legends: The Fascinating Story Of Mob Boss Bumpy Johnson

Bumpy Johnson. Bookmaker and mob boss, a drug lord and brutal murderer, devoted family man, avid reader of philosophy, poet,...
May 8, 2022 7 min read
Wyatt Earp
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Gambling Legends: The Amazing Life Of Wyatt Earp

The legend and life of the man known as Wyatt Earp is as rich and colorful as the saloons and...
March 10, 2022 4 min read
Ivan Freitez
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Ivan Freitez: One Of The Worst Poker Players For Angle Shooting

Some players become famous for their results, while others reach notoriety for their crazy playing styles that get them involved...
March 4, 2022 5 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Drake: Gambling Addict, Or Just Stupidly Rich?

The Canadian rapper, singer and actor, Drake, is no stranger to gambling and has been known to drop wild amounts...
February 21, 2022 2 min read
Dan Cates
Celebrities & Poker Pros

How Dan “Jungleman” Cates Went From One Extreme To The Other

If you love high-stakes poker, you most certainly know the name of Dan “Jungleman” Cates. For years, Cates has been...
February 4, 2022 7 min read
WSOP bracelet
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker, Top 10s

Top 10 Poker Players Who Still Don’t Have A WSOP Bracelet

There are different ways to measure success in the poker world. According to some, a player’s total winnings are the...
February 2, 2022 8 min read
Guy Laliberte - poker player
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Guy Laliberté?

One of the wonderful things about poker is that it attracts people from all walks of life. From broke students...
January 2, 2022 7 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

José “Girah” Macedo Poker Scandal: The Rise And Fall Of A Fake Prodigy

The stories of poker prodigies have always been very popular in the poker community. Hearing how the likes of Tom...
December 30, 2021 6 min read
dan bilzerian
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Dan Bilzerian: The Playboy And Self-Proclaimed Poker Millionaire

There are very few people in the high-stakes poker community who are as controversial as Dan Bilzerian. Loud, brazen and...
December 23, 2021 7 min read
Christian Lusardi - poker player
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Christian Lusardi And The Borgata Counterfeit Chips Scandal

There are many ways to become famous in poker. Winning a big tournament will surely get you on the map,...
December 20, 2021 5 min read
Will Kassouf
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Will Kassouf: Speech Play Genius, Or Most Annoying Player Ever?

Not many poker players have managed to be as controversial as Will Kassouf. While a few names come to mind...
December 2, 2021 7 min read
Tony G by the sea
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker

What Do Poker Players Do When They Retire?

Professional poker players might enjoy what many of us consider to be a privileged working life, but just like in...
August 19, 2021 7 min read
Vanessa Rousso
Celebrities & Poker Pros

The Rise Of Women In Poker

Today, poker is played by women and men alike, and there are even serious considerations to make it a sport,...
August 2, 2021 7 min read
Young Fedor Holz
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Fedor Holz?

Fedor Holz is a well-known name in high-stakes poker circles. The young German seemingly came out of nowhere and conquered...
June 23, 2021 7 min read
Eli elezra
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Eli Elezra?

If you've been a poker fan for some time, you most certainly know the Israeli-born businessman and poker player Eli...
June 17, 2021 7 min read
Sam Farha
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Sammy Farha?

Sammy Farha may not be one of the biggest names in poker going solely by his results, but he's definitely...
June 1, 2021 7 min read
mike matusow
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Mike “The Mouth” Matusow?

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow is one of the more polarizing characters in poker. While some enjoy his outbursts, antics, and...
May 22, 2021 7 min read
Gus Hansen
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen was one of the best-known faces in the poker scene during the late 2000s. Nicknamed "The Great Dane",...
May 17, 2021 7 min read
Tony G
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Tony G?

Antanas Guoga, better known as “Tony G”, is one of the most colorful characters that the poker world has ever...
May 15, 2021 7 min read
Jennifer Harman
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Jennifer Harman?

During the years of the poker boom, Jennifer Harman enjoyed quite a bit of popularity among the fans and a...
May 2, 2021 6 min read
Tom Dwan
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Tom “durrrr” Dwan?

Those of you who have been poker fans for some time probably know the name Tom Dwan and his famous...
April 26, 2021 7 min read
Hollywood Walk Of Shame montage
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Infographics

The Hollywood Walk Of Shame

Fallen Stars And Criminal Performances The Hollywood Walk of Fame is widely seen as the pinnacle of stardom. The celebrities...
April 15, 2021 4 min read
Johnny Chan
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Johnny Chan?

Born in 1957, Johnny Chan started playing way before poker became mainstream, and his results over the years have confirmed...
April 9, 2021 6 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Chris “Jesus” Ferguson?

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson was one of the most prominent people during the early days of the poker boom. He was...
April 3, 2021 7 min read
Annie Duke - poker player
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Annie Duke?

The name of Annie Duke is well-known, albeit not particularly liked in the poker community. The sister of Howard Lederer,...
March 28, 2021 7 min read
Vanessa Selbst
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Vanessa Selbst?

With International Women’s Day taking place tomorrow, Casino.org felt it was only right to honour the greatest female poker in...
March 7, 2021 7 min read