Winner Takes All: Some of the Biggest Casino Wins in History

The concept of a casino has only garnered strength through the years. This is because of the fact that big money CAN and HAS been made in such places. Today, TCGOP looks at some of the biggest casino wins in history.

The wins listed below are not ranked in any way.

Sean Connery(1963)

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Yes, this is that Sean Connery. This true to life win he experienced was the basis for his scene in “Diamonds are Forever” in 1963, he was betting on number 17 in a game of roulette. While he faced a loss twice, he did not move his choice and stuck with 17. In a seemingly unbelievable turn of events, he started winning.

What was even more incredible was that he kept winning despite never moving his bet. He ended up with 10, 000 pounds which was a staggering amount back in 1963.

 

Cynthia Jay(2000)

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This story comes with a rather bittersweet ending. In the early part of the year 2000, a cocktail waitress at a casino in Las Vegas made a gander at the high roller slot machine. What she ended up with was a nearly 35 million dollar win.

What seemed to be a life that was full of promise was snatched because of a drunk driver. This accident left Cynthia completely paralyzed from her chest downwards.

 

Charles Deville Wells (1891)

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This story surrounds an acclaimed cheater by the name of Charles Deville Wells. What is truly interesting about this tale is that Wells managed to win WITHOUT cheating. He took a chance on a game of roulette and walked away with over 1M francs.

In 1891, this was a LOT of money. This tale is also one of caution. Wells eventually lost all the money that he had won and was arrested in England for one of his get rich quick scams.

 

Archie Karas (1992)

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If there was anything we learned from this particular tale is that sometimes bad luck actually ends up being your friend. You see, Karas was just coming off of a massive gambling loss to the tune of $2 million in a casino in Los Angeles.

He went to Las Vegas with barely anything in his pocket. He joined an odd variant of the game of poker wherein the hand with the lowest value actually ends up with the win. In poker, the lowest value hand is the LAST thing you would want to have.

As it turns out, Karas’ bad luck was the stuff of legends. He kept getting the lowest hand and this continued for about three years after and he ended up with over $40 million in winnings.

 

As You Can See…

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The concept of quick wealth continues to attract millions and millions of people every day and every year. This is probably why casinos will continue to survive no matter how much time will continue to go by. We have had our share of big wins and even bigger losses—such as life goes.

What has your largest winning streak been when it comes to a casino?

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