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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 who receive a star become a part of the history of Hollywood, immortalized in a slab of terrazzo and brass. Induction into this glamorous club is...

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 his position as one of the best in the game. There is very little Johnny Chan hasn’t done. With 10 WSOP bracelets to his name, live...

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
Patricia Demauro - longest craps roll record
Celebrities & Poker Pros

The Amazing Story Of The Grandma And The Longest Craps Roll In History

Ever wondered who holds the record for the longest craps roll ever? It might not be who you’d expect. One...
March 3, 2021 3 min read
Annette Obrestad
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad?

The Norwegian poker star has pretty much disappeared from the poker public eye, but she was filling headlines of all...
March 1, 2021 6 min read
Peter Eastgate
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Peter Eastgate?

Back in 2008, Peter Eastgate took the entire poker world by surprise when he took down the WSOP Main Event,...
February 19, 2021 7 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Jamie Gold?

When Jamie Gold emerged victorious in the 2006 WSOP Main Event, it was the stuff that dreams are made of....
January 27, 2021 6 min read
Super Bowl half time show
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports

9 Stars Who Refused The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Once upon a time, a Super Bowl halftime performance was one of the most sought-after slots in the world for...
January 14, 2021 4 min read
Chris Moneymaker - poker player
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Chris Moneymaker?

Chris Moneymaker may not be the greatest poker player to have ever lived in terms of results, but there is...
January 8, 2021 7 min read
Doyle Brunson waving
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened to Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson?

There are very few players who have left as big of a mark in the poker community as Doyle “Texas...
December 30, 2020 7 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Viktor “Isildur1” Blom?

There are very few poker fans out there who don’t know the name of “Isildur1”. Image: Instagram/viktorb1om The Swede, whose...
December 27, 2020 8 min read
Archie Karas
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker

Archie Karas: The Rise And Fall Of The Ultimate High-Roller

The story of Archie Karas, known around the Sin City poker circuit as “the Greek” is one of our all-time...
November 18, 2020 3 min read
Phil Hellmuth
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker, Top 10s

Top 10 Worst Trash Talkers In Poker

In poker, one way to become famous is by posting good results, especially in the tournaments. Several big scores will...
October 28, 2020 10 min read
Prison
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Top 10s

Top 10 Famous Gamblers Who Broke The Law

From match-fixing and murder to robbing post offices and bomb-making, these prolific gamblers with jail-time on their records are…well…an interesting...
October 9, 2020 5 min read
Phil Ivey with money falling
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Why Phil Ivey Shouldn’t Have Been Punished For Cheating

It’s hard to believe that several casinos in the last few years have lost millions of dollars to a technique...
September 14, 2020 7 min read
Titanic Thompson
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

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...
July 6, 2020 5 min read
Dollar Flying Concept Business Money Cash
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

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
Super GT YouTuber video clip
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry, Insider Insights

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
michael jordan
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports, Top 10s

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
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

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
Celebrities & Poker Pros

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
Celebrities & Poker Pros

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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Celebrities & Poker Pros, Top 10s

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
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Guides

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
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

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
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Hollywood’s Most Notorious Gamblers

When it comes to high stakes gambling, it's certainly easier if you're a famous millionaire. Celebrities have always been drawn...
August 13, 2018 4 min read
Professional Poker player, Phil Ivey
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

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
Celebrities & Poker Pros

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