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.

Titanic Thompson
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R. Paul Wilson On: The Unsinkable Con Artist

Titanic Thompson is one of the most fascinating characters in hustler history. Despite his reputation, Thompson was not what I would call a con artist. Instead, he was a gambler with a knack for manipulating both the odds and his fellow gamblers. He was the definition...

July 6, 2020 5 min read --- 23200
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12 Times You Never Knew A Top Poker Pro Was On The Big Screen

Professional poker players have experienced a huge rise in their star value since the 2003 online poker boom. Nowadays, they are as recognizable as sports stars, Hollywood actors, and pop singers. Here’s a comprehensive list of poker pros who’ve made cameos in movies and music videos....

June 23, 2020 6 min read --- 12818
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R. Paul Wilson On: When The Best Hustler Of All Time’s Scam Backfired

Con games, scams and carefully prepared proposition bets don’t always go to plan. For legendary hustler Titanic Thompson, one of...
June 22, 2020 5 min read
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Top Twitch Streamers You Need To Follow Right Now

If you’re bored of bingeing Netflix or gaming solo at the moment, connect with the wider world instead — and...
April 24, 2020 6 min read
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YouTuber “Super GT” Talks Virtual F1 and How Esports Changed His Life

If you've not seen one of Steve Alvarez Brown's virtual races yet, you're missing out. The YouTuber, known as "Super...
April 23, 2020 5 min read
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The World’s Top 10 Richest Soccer Players

It’s no secret that soccer (football) is one of the world’s most lucrative sports; the game’s superstars can earn thousands...
April 10, 2020 6 min read
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The Bond Songs That Have Shaken (Not Stirred) Up The Biggest Profits

When it comes to movie soundtracks, James Bond has undoubtedly produced some of the most iconic theme songs out there,...
February 24, 2020 2 min read
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Love Island Odds: Who Are The Favorites To Win So Far?

With the first-ever series of Winter Love Island reaching the halfway mark this week, and new contestants having just arrived,...
February 3, 2020 3 min read
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Power’s Back! But Who Shot Ghost?

The second part of Season 6 of Power is back. We’ve already analyzed the death trends and given you a...
January 16, 2020 4 min read
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R. Paul Wilson On: The Real Hustle

For 11 seasons, I wrote and executed hundreds of scams for the BBC show, The Real Hustle. At the height...
December 26, 2019 6 min read
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Clash of The Goons: Now, This is a Big Deal

Forget AJ vs Ruiz. This is the real fight we’re all waiting for… In the red corner, raising the minimum...
December 6, 2019 2 min read
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10 Sports Stars Who Smoke

There’s no denying the fact that smoking and sporting performance don’t really go hand-in-hand. There are some famous sports stars...
December 4, 2019 4 min read
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R. Paul Wilson On: The Greatest Con Artist of All Time

Editor's Note: In this article, R. Paul Wilson talks about one of the biggest con men of all time: the...
November 11, 2019 5 min read
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You Won’t Believe These 5 Crazy Tales of Las Vegas Whales

Most folks head to the bright lights of Las Vegas for a long weekend of decadence: crazy pool parties, world-famous...
November 5, 2019 4 min read
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How The MIT Blackjack Card Counting Team Beat The House

It’s one of the oldest clichés in the world of casinos: The house always wins. Except it doesn’t. For more...
September 27, 2019 5 min read
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Top 10 Poker Players to Follow on Twitch

Although Twitch started as a platform for streaming video games, in recent years, it has expanded quite a bit, with...
September 16, 2019 7 min read
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Political Betting: Will Donald Trump Be Impeached?

Among the few sages that predicted Donald Trump's historic betting upset in 2016 was Professor Allan Lichtman. He also predicted...
August 29, 2019 4 min read
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The Top 10 Conmen of All Time

Since the dawn of time, people have craved instant riches. Some of the more devious of their fellow citizens have...
August 20, 2019 6 min read
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Love Island: The UK’s ‘Type on Paper’, According to the Public

Just like that – Love Island is over for another year. But we can't let go quite yet. We wanted...
July 30, 2019 3 min read
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The Man Who Beat the Wheel – The Extraordinary Story of the Professor Who Won a Fortune on Roulette

Roulette is a game that has fascinated and intrigued casino gamblers for more than 200 years. And for as long...
July 4, 2019 4 min read
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Top 10 Gamblers in Jail

1. Mike Matusow Who? One of the biggest professional poker players in the US. The man nicknamed “The Mouth” for...
October 22, 2018 4 min read
Professional Poker player, Phil Ivey
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The Biggest Losers – Famous Casino Losers

The old saying goes that the house always wins. It's a theory that every gambler reluctantly accepts but knows they...
May 21, 2018 3 min read
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5 Blockbuster Movies Set In Macau

The Chinese enclave of Macau has fast become the most attractive gambling destination in the world. However, it has also...
October 3, 2017 3 min read
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Most Famous Vegas Mob Murders

Las Vegas is the gambling and showbiz centre of the universe these days but that wasn't always the case. Sin...
July 25, 2017 4 min read
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10 Women Who Rock, Fact

Women have long faced a battle for equality in western civilization and we are finally coming to an age when...
July 17, 2017 6 min read
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Meet The Men Who Gambled Away Up To $200 Million

The casino industry’s got a special name for the people who gamble so much money that they keep the business...
January 4, 2017 4 min read
Archie Karas
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Archie Karas: The Rise and Fall Of The Ultimate High-Roller

In 1951, on the small island of Kefalonia, Greece, one of its most famous, and soon to be notorious, sons...
October 31, 2016 5 min read
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Going Pro Against the Flow: An Interview with an eSports Athlete

The world of eSports is currently blowing up and a lot of people are enjoying the success that it has...
September 26, 2016 5 min read
John Travolta

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The Top 5 Most Unusual and Ridiculous Bets Ever

The Top 5 Craziest Novelty Bets When soccer team Leicester City won the English Premier League in May, it marked...
June 17, 2016 3 min read
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Interview with Dusty Summers: Las Vegas’ First Nude Magician

A member of the burlesque Hall of Fame, author of three books, casino pit boss, dancer and nude magician, we...
May 12, 2016 4 min read
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How to Win the Lottery with the Law of Attraction – Book Review

In "How to Win the Lottery with the Law of Attraction," author Eddie Coronado explains that the reader can learn...
August 26, 2015 3 min read
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Can You Cheat the Lottery? History Says Maybe

Can You Cheat The Lottery? Yes And No Lotteries have played a vital role in the formation of many great...
August 14, 2015 4 min read
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Poker Players’ Houses – How they Live

Do want to live with the largesse of a king? Then play poker like a pro, my friend. Given that...
April 23, 2015 3 min read