Nearing the end of his career, a Canadian tycoon named Michael DeGroote went for one last deal, investing $100 million to build a Las Vegas in the Domincan Republic. His partners? Two brothers with a criminal past, a con man and an old friend with close ties to the mob.
Deep in debt, a man makes a large racetrack wager and recalls his history of gambling.
"I lean in to the betting window and tell her I want a grand on my horse. She looks shocked at first. She knows it’s a bet I shouldn’t be making, a bet I can’t afford, but she doesn’t know I’m running out of options. If I can’t come up with some serious cash soon, my number’s up. She types in some information but it seems to take her longer than usual."
The dark secret life of The Great Zucchini, Washington D.C.’s most sought after children’s birthday party entertainer.
A pair of gamblers and a glitch too good to last.
This is what happens when you concoct game-fixing allegations against a Major League pitcher because of a perceived slight on Facebook.
“On a small scale, Titanic Thompson is an American legend. I say on a small scale, because an overpowering majority of the public has never heard of him. That is the way Titanic likes it. He is a professional gambler. He has sometimes been called the gambler’s gambler.”
“In 1981, with a computer built into my shoe, I walked into a Las Vegas casino and beat the house.”
How a high-stakes poker game that started at Tobey Maguire’s house became part of a $100 million gambling and money-laundering operation orchestrated by the Russian mob.
How a longtime gambling addict and a small band of his cronies manipulated both the game and betting exchanges from a tiny Berlin cafe, going as far as buying ownerships of teams in order to insure their failure.
Bob Voulgaris and his math prodigy sidekick attempt to create the perfect betting algorithm.