Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Akio Kashiwagi Baccarat

Akio Kashiwagi Baccarat
Born 1938, Akio Kashiwagi was a Tokyo real estate investor via his company Kashiwagi Shoji Co.  He stated being the sole owner of his real estate and investment business.  Claiming to be a billionaire with an income of $100 000 000 a year and $1 000 000 000 in assets. 

Akio Kashiwagi was a casino whale / high roller who frequented Las Vegas casinos throughout the 1970s and 1980s.  He was so famous that he was the inspiration for the character of K.K. Ichikawa (a wealthy Japanese high roller) in the film Casino. 

Akio Kashiwagi lived a real love story with the Baccarat card game.  He could play Baccarat for many hours betting $100 000 to $200 000 on a single hand.  He was nicknamed "Warrior" by casino employees.  Still these days, Akio Kashiwagi is known as one of the biggest gambler of all time.

Akio Kashiwagi got the record for both the biggest Baccarat winning and the biggest Baccarat loss.  Both record happened in Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino.  In February 1990, playing his usual $200 000 per Baccarat hand, playing at the rate of $14 000 000 an hour, he cashed $6 000 000 in 10 hours of gambling.  Which is the record for Baccarat's winning. 

But on May 1990, after 5 056 hands in 70 hours over the length of 6 days, he loss $9 400 000 at the same table.  Which is a record for Baccarat's lost.  Ironically, he was ahead $5 500 000 on his third day at the table.  But greed got the best of him and he lost it all plus almost $10 million of his pocket money.

He was found dead in his home on January 3, 1992.  Stabbed to death, 150 wounds of samurai sword were found on his body.  His murder was probably related to his allegued ties with the Yakuza, it was never solved.  At the moment of his death, he still owed about $9 000 000 to Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Greatest Golf Hustlers

Greatest Golf Hustlers
They never wanted to turn pro because there were a lot more money to be made as an hustler.

The one and only Titanic Thompson, the great one.  One of the greatest all-around gamblers of all time.  Not only a poker champion, also a proposition gambler and a fearsome golf hustler.

2- Amarillo Slim
Another poker champion and a gifted natural athlete which helped him achieves success in all kind of proposition bets.  He once beat legendary pool player Minnesota Fats at pool, using a broomstick.  And defeated tennis champ and famous gambler Bobby Riggs at Ping Pong, using a frying pan.

3- Bobby Riggs
Mostly known as a tennis champion and gambler.  Bobby Riggs was also a great golf hustler.  The most famous tennis hustler ever!  Searching for fresh victim on the tennis court and golf course.  He would regularly handicap himself.  Like playing tennis with a frying pan instead of a racket.  And playing golf with a single club for the entire game.  Whatever the handicap, Riggs was usually the winner.

4- Jeanne Carmen
A B-movie blonde babe of the 50s, a trick shot master, and the best female golf hustler ever known.

Plus the countless number of golf hustlers who want to stay anonymous for business sake.

If you wanna be a professional golf gambler.  The best sportsbook around is Betfair.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Bill Benter

Bill Benter
Bill Benter is one of the most successful horse punter ever.  Bill Benter is said to take home $37 000 000 a year via a computer horse punting program.  In this miracle computer software, each horse are rated on 120 different handicapping factors.  Then after, the winning probabilities are estimated and the appropriate amount to bet is calculated.  The amount to bet must be specific since a bet too big can considerably drop the odds, which will drop the potential profit.

For doing this, Bill Benter first earned a University physics degree.  Then he became a professional gambler for the next 25 years or so.  He started his gambling career playing blackjack in Las Vegas for seven years before being banned from all casinos since he was too good.  Then, he hooked up with fellow card counter Alan Woods and the two became horse racing punter/handicapper in Hong Kong, China.

Many see him as the most successful sports bettor in the world. 


 If you wanna be a horse punter too, the best ever place to bet is at Betfair

Sunday, July 3, 2011

World's Biggest Casino Whales (High Rollers)

World's Biggest Casino Whales
(High Rollers)


They are fearless gamblers...  They play Baccarat, the richest game in the casino...  They are billionaires...  They can bring the house down with a single winning streak...  They are La Crème de la Crème of casinos all around the world...  They are the Casino Whales also known as High Rollers.



Globally, there are between 150-500 whales around the world.

- They are generally billionaire and certainly high net worth individuals.                            
- 80% are Asians
- All have instant credit line of $1 000 000 to $5 000 000.  Their credit lines can even be extended up to $20 000 000 to $25 000 000.  Just enough to have a nice weekend.
- Whales gets royal treatments from big casinos.  US Visa for Asian high rollers, private jet, the best hotel suites, personal chiefs, gourmet food, caviar, champagne, fine wines, free show tickets, expensive gifts, butler service, personal chauffeur, limousine rides, and whatever they want...  Everything is free for the whales.  Money attracts money! 
- Gamble around $10 000 to $1 000 000 per bet.  Chump changes for them.  No one play at the same table as them.
- Usually accompagnied by their own entourage (bodyguards, beautiful girls and close friends).
- Extremely generous.  Whales plays big and tips big!
- Are publicity shy.



3- The Sultan of Brunei - The World's Richest Royal, once the Richest Man in the World, as an absolute monarch he controls a fortune of $25 Billions.  

At one time, in a Las Vegas casino, he placed $250 000 chips all over a roulette table on each spin. 






2- Adnan Khashoggi - Notorious Saudi Arabian multibillionaire arms dealer is a world-famous casino whale who plays Blackjack and Baccarat.  Sometimes accompagnied by an entourage of a dozen people. 

His worth was estimated as $4 billion at one point.  Has confessed spending $500 000 on prostitutes in a single year.  But his 1982 divorce costed him $874 million.  Ooops!

After having a very large winning streak, Adnan Khashoggi is single-handedly responsible for a 19% profits drop in the quarterly earnings of Hilton International. 

Impressive!  Just think about it, a single gambler able to sank an entire casino.



1- Kerry Packer - The Undisputed King of Casino Whales and High Rollers is none other than Kerry Packer.  Known to play $450 000 per Blackjack hand and for his $1 000 000 tips to waitresses.  Kerry Packer dwarfed everybody, he played for forty years at the higher stakes.  Has been seen throwing bets up to $375 000 a hand while playing seven blackjack hands at a time.

The high rollers' favorite game is Baccarat.  And they second favorite game is Blackjack.  Since both games offers low casino edge.  Some high rollers play roulette, craps, and Pai Gow but the real action goes in the private no-limit Baccarat rooms.  Baccarat is their game of choice.  And the "hit and run" (take the money and go) tactic is also a favorite tactic of the high rollers.  Even on gambling vacations, most of them are business savvy.


Other whales worth of mention but who still couldn't make weight with the Big Three.  Mexican businessman Kamel Nacif, Hustler founder Larry Flynt, Baccarat icon Akio Kashiwagi, Mo Chan, Jimmy Goldsmith, "Fat Man" Fouad al-Zayat, Malaysian tycoons Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay and Quek family members, Indonesia’s Putera Sampoerna, Charles Barkley, Bruce Willis, Dennis Rodman, Tiger Woods, Roger King, William Lee Bergstrom, Nick Dandolos, John Daly, Robert Maxwell, Fouad Al-Zayat, Quek Leng Chan, Ahmed al-Reyaysa, Los Angeles Lakers Jerry Buss, William J. Bennett.


So you want to emulate the high rollers, go to the Baccarat table and gambles as big as you can.





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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kerry Packer - The King of Whales

Kerry Packer
The Undisputed King of Whales

Billionaire businessman
The late Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer was the richest man in Australia.  A media tycoon with a taste for high-stakes gambling.  In 2004, just a year before his dead, Kerry Packer's net worth was estimated to be $6.5 billion.

Ultimate high roller / Giant whale
A lifelong cold-blooded gambler, Kerry Packer was a frequent Las Vegas's visitor.  Usually started his gambling sessions slowly, gambling $500 to $1000 per hand.  Then, if winning, he up his to as much as $300 000 a hand in Baccarat, always betting on the banker to maximize his odds.  The rich man was also fond of Blackjack, which he played with optimal strategy.

When he scored big, he wisely leaved a head.  Take the money and go, some called him "Hit and Run Packer".

Casino crusher
The saint patron of all whales, Kerry Packer could single-handedly make or break a casino.  One New Years Eve in 1992, he sanked the Las Vegas Hilton, winning over $9 000 000 gambling $150 000 per Baccarat hand.  He single-handedly bankrupted of the Aspinalls casino, which closed its doors in May 1990. 

On another occasion, he apparently cashed in 20 Baccarat hands in a row betting $250 000 each time. 

And in one short session at the MGM Grand, only played betwen 7 to 20 hands, he crushed the casino for $33 000 000.

Fearless gambler and risk-taker
In an epic story, Kerry Packer encountered a rich Texan who bragged about his $60 million worth.  The annoyed Kerry Packer offered him to gamble his entire $60 million fortune on a coin toss.  The Texas millionaire backed down and was never heard of again.

Kerry Packer gambling rules
- As Kerry Packer once said: "I only gambled what I could afford to lose".  Do the same.
- "Hit and Run".  Quit while you're a head.
- Only play games that offers you the best odds of winning.  Kerry Packer was playing Baccarat, always betting on the banker, and Blackjack using perfect strategy. 


The best place to play Baccarat and Blackjack with maximum odd is Betfair.


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Friday, July 1, 2011

High Stakes Blackjack Whales

High Stakes Blackjack Whales

Baccarat is the game of choice for all billionaire high rollers.  But Blackjack is their second favorite games.  Why just these two games?  Because Baccarat and Blackjack offers better winning odds than the roulette and any other casino games. 

Whales are loved and feared by casinos.  Since these casino whales has so much money that they can put a casino to its knees.  Playing high stakes blackjack with $100 000 to $500 000 per hand.  These multi billionaires from all over the world (especially Asians) could lose $200 000 000 without blinking an eye.  Now, imagine the dammages they can do when they are lucky.

More than often, casinos all over the world get plucked by those high roller casino whales and their infinite bankrolls.

Below are just a few examples with the Blackjack game.

- In April 2011, a professional Blackjack player and horse handicapper named Don Johnson squeezed $5 800 000 out of Tropicana casino playing $100 000 per Blackjack hand during 12 hours.  The 49 years old pro gambler is also reported as having won $4 230 000 at Caesars Atlantic City in December 2010.  And crushed the Borgata casino for $5 000 000 over a 5 months period.  Over $15 000 000 for 6 months of work.  Not bad!

Due to his 15 years winning streak, mister Johnson has been banned from several casinos all over Atlantic City and Nevada.

- Recently, an unidentified whales beated the crap out of Tropicana casino winning $5 300 000 mostly playing craps ($100 000 per bet), Blackjack and Baccarat.

- A billionaire oil sheik snatched £12 000 000 from Capital Gaming Club playing 3 hours of Blackjack.

- Aspers Groups casino lost £13 000 000 on traditional and online Blackjack.

- World class whales Adnan Khashoggi once had a £5 000 000 win.

- Billionaire high rollers Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Quek Leng Chan, Pini Zahavi, and Putera Sampoerna all had multi million pound wins during the same time frame.
- No counting the multiple wins of mega-whales Kerry Packer and Kamel Nacif.

Thunder in paradise, casinos are far from being infallible.  We won't cry for them! 

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