The precise origins of gambling are unknown, but it is safe to say that that there is evidence of some form of gambling in every civilization from the Ancient Greeks to Romans and Napoleon. Since then, the casino industry took off, and now it is on a global scale offering online services that can be accessed from every corner of the world.
If you are not a horse racer and competing on the Santa Anita Park twinspires.com/race-tracks/santa-anita-park that can secure you more than a quarter of a million dollars, the next option for your big win is hoping for a casino jackpot.
One of the things that make casinos so attractive for people is the assortment of gaming offers, bonuses and mobility, and of course winnings. Over the years, the casino industry has changed people’s lives whether it is for the best or for the worse, and many of them ended up winning a mind-blowing amount of money.
In today’s article, we are here to highlight the people who broke the expression ‘the house always wins and took a large section of their profits home.
The story of Archie will be told for many years in the future, just because of his roller-coaster journey in a Las Vegas casino. Archie Karas was a Greek immigrant who quickly made a name for himself as being one of the best poker players in the world.
He managed to enter a casino with $50 and quickly make a fortune on poker tables, which allowed him to compete in higher wager tables. He even managed to beat poker greats such as Stu Ungar.
The most impressive thing about Archie is that he managed to win more than $40 million in just 30 months, but unfortunately, he blew it all away in just three weeks.
“Peter” – Unknown
The casino industry is changing, and we can see big wins more often. Here we have a story from a Norwegian (known as only Peter) when he hit one of the biggest online jackpots in the world.
Peter was trying his luck on progressive slots for a long time, after one lucky morning he ended up winning $38 million. This is a common thing in online slots nowadays, and most of them have incredible and life-changing rewards for hitting the jackpot.
We move back to Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Casino where Kerry Packer was going wild after he won close to $40 million. He quickly started blowing away so much of his winnings, which is explainable since he was already a billionaire to start with.
Kerry Packer or also known as the ‘Prince of Whales’ was generous enough to give $1 million in tips to the local staff.
Young Engineer – Unknown
Hitting the jackpot at 25-years-old will definitely take many worries off your mind, especially about financing education. The young player identified as the Engineer enter the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas and put in coins to the $100 mark after winning $39.7 million.
He negotiated with the casino to split his wins into $1.5 million per year.
The story of Elmer Sherwin proves that lightning can strike twice in the same place in terms of luck. He entered the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas just after the casino opened and hit the jackpot of $4.6 million.
At that time he thought that that was a lot of money, until returning to the casino 16-year later. On his second trip to Las Vegas, he managed to win an even bigger jackpot of $21million.
Amy is known for her unique playstyle when it comes to slot machines. She thinks that sweet-talking to the machine can make a great difference when it comes to winning. Amy was talking to the machine for three straight hours, which definitely got the attention of the locals. It seems like the strategy worked and the machine answered her prayers hitting the jackpot of $8.9 million in winnings.