Throughout the history of gambling, there has been a host of fascinating gambling characters - interesting for either their skill at a game or their interesting life away from the gambling table.
A Brief History of Gambling
The history of gambling is a history like no other. Read on and discover the link between gambling and the sandwich. Find out how Bill Hickok became so "Wild" and how he died a violent death. Learn about Doc Holliday, the deadliest dentist in the west. Learn how "Bugsy" Siegel established Las Vegas and why John Aspinall loved animals so much. Read about Stu Ungar's amazing abilities to predict cards and his tragic personal life. Find out how Kerry Packer became the richest man in Australia.
The lives of professional gamblers are never boring. They all have plenty of great stories to tell. We've collected a sample of our favorite gamblers, throughout the history of gambling, which we hope will give you a glimpse into the lives of these true risk takers. In the end, you'll discover its never about the money - its all about the action! These names are forever enshrined in the history of gambling.
John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich
Wild Bill Hickok
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel