We all do know successful gamblers like Dan Bilzerian who made tremendous careers and expose their jetsetter lifestyle via Instagram or Facebook. Millions of users follow their every step admiring the luxury details of their exciting lives. Those players make up to six-seven figures playing at famous Vegas and Monte Carlo casinos. Some followers play online pokies hoping they will succeed that way as well.
How about London? Are there any professional gamblers there? Here is the list of five biggest winners related to this city.
This man is definitely the #1 in London casino world. His poker career started 6 years ago when he just turned 20. By that time, he played tiny £2.50 sits and dreamt of hitting a fortune. He quickly built it up to $60,000 playing small buy-in tournaments and six max cash games. But then he went on to lose around $45,000 in two days. Although, it did not stop him, and soon James took the risk to play again. After a few incredible wins, he decided to play big. On 5 April 2010, Mitchel won the Irish Poker Open. He beat an Irishman Paul Carr and grabbed the €600,000 first prize. Today, this lucky player is trying his luck in every tournament. He wins from £10,000 to £20,000 at each. But James is sure that his biggest victory is still ahead.
Chris took the gambling lessons from experienced, world-famous trainers. Today, he is the 78th in the world and 18th in the United Kingdom in the Player of the Year rankings. He successfully participated in 13 international tournaments with the total wins of about £100,000. Since 2013, he decided to start his career as a professional trainer. Chris was famous for his impassiveness. You will never guess his emotions or read them from his face.
Josh has an Oxford’s degree. He spent three years there studying Jurisprudence. But his dream since early childhood was becoming a poker player. He took his first casino challenge as he just turned 18. That was a total fail, but nothing could stop him, and in a year, he joined his first tournament with his own unique playing strategy. After a few tremendous wins, he loaded his bank account with an impressive sum of money. Now he is a professional trainer.
This name is well known to all Brits. A poker player who is fighting London casino for £7.7 million. He claims he won the cash at the casino over two days in August 2012 while playing a version of baccarat known as Punto Banco. Although, the casino assures that Ivey was caught cheating and won’t get a cent from the casino.
Once after a long working day, a 35-year-old carwash owner from London decided to chill out and play at a Beacon Bingo branch. One single game brought him £100k! Shocking result for a non-professional gambler. Even though he asked not to reveal his name, media broke the news to the public as soon as possible.