Monday, October 18, 2010

Famous Casino Players Trivia: Past and Present

One of the first of the famous players in the world was John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich. He led a scandalous private life and was addicted to gambling. In 1762 he sat for more than 24 hours of game-table for their home, refuses to participate in the meals. In desperation, the servant of the count gave him a piece of salt beef and food, Earl suggested that the meat was placed on two slices of bread so that he could eat in hand to the table. Here is the sandwich got its name. One of the most famous players of the West was Doc Holliday, who has a reputation as hard as a hard drinker, a hard fighter and ruthless killer. He is best remembered for fighting alongside the famous Wyatt Earp was the OK Corral gunfight.

"Wild Bill&quot" Hickok was another American legend, known all over the world, the Tall Tales of his violent life. He mainly remembered for taming two of the most illegal in Kansas. Unfortunately, Hickok made many enemies, and he cited was the day at the poker table. He was shot in the back of the head and the murderess died clutching a pair of aces and eights, since this craft is known as "Dead Man Hand" for obvious reasons! Benny Binion was born in 1904 and lived his life smuggler and a fraud. At the age of 43 years, gave up his life of crime and moved to Las Vegas, where he later opened his online casino. Binion was a gambler is a gambler, and in 1970 he purchased and marketing of the World Series of Poker tournament, which has grown over time, the largest in the world.

Magazine owner Kerry Packer made his name through the rule of his family from the media, which owns 60% of the magazines in Australia. Packer became known as a high stakes player, winning 26 million U.S. dollars playing blackjack at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. However, Packer has not always been successful, it lost 16.5 million U.S. dollars in Crockford's casino in London, but this is just a dent in its $ 8,000,000,000 fortune today. World Series of Poker tournament has created many famous players. An example is Johnny Chan, nicknamed "The Great Wall of China" after its incredible success of the World Championship in 1987 and 1988 consecutively. He played in all the big games the last two decades and is also known as a very nice man.

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