Monthly Archives: October 2014

Famous Celebrities with Gambling Addictions

Here is a list of a few famous celebrities with gambling addictions. Disposable income is after all, something that they have in abundance:

Tiger Woods

Woods’ gambling addictions first surfaced after he was closely associated with Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, both whom are high rollers who enjoy gambling. A regular at Mansion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Woods was given a $1 million betting limit, and he regularly played blackjack at $25,000 a hand. A high roller himself, sources said that Woods would always request that while gambling, his tables should always be filled with “hot party girls”.

 

Charlie Sheen

When Denise Richards, Sheen’s second wife, disclosed that Sheen was spending almost $200,000 a week on gambling, the world has come to know of his addictive personality. While they were on their way to the hospital when their daughter Lola was about to be delivered, Sheen made a call to his bookie to place a bet. “That’s how I roll,” Sheen declared.

Tobey Maguire

The Spiderman star was one of the few celebrities who were sued for taking part in a multi-million dollar illegal gambling ring. Reportedly to have won $300,000.00 worth of illegal stolen funds, Maguire is said to be a very skilled Texas Hold’Em player, which he has learned from Daniel Negreanu, a professional player and winner of the World Series of Poker. Despite reports that said he has won about $10 million just by playing poker, friends and family are worried about his addictive nature.

Ben Affleck

Affleck was reported to be addicted to wagering and online gambling, especially in his favorite poker game. He is best known in the gambling industry for his trip to Las Vegas, where he drunkenly wagered $60,000/hand-on blackjack. The result? He walked away from the casino that night with $800,000 in his pockets, after handing out a $150,000 tip to the casino employees.

 

Michael Jordan

In 1993, MJ was spotted gambling in the Atlantic City the night before his game against the Knicks, in which he has lost $165,000. Later on, a San Diego businessman, Richard Esquinas, claimed that MJ owed him $1.25 million after a game of golf. Is it becoming common for athletes these days to have tarnished reputations and a broken career due to their gambling addiction, but who is surprised?

Pamela Anderson

Sex tapes, prostitution, and gambling debts. Yes we are referring to the infamous Pamela Anderson. During an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Anderson revealed that she once owed $125,000 to a casino in Las Vegas after a poker game. A man offered to settle the debt for her if she would make out with him, and Anderson, well, obviously accepted the proposal immediately. Rick Solomon, you’re the man.

Matt Damon

In 2011, information about Damon being a poker player came to light. Together with a few other celebrity friends, Damon was caught up in a scam. Earning his role as the main actor in Rounder’s, said to be the best and most crucial movie ever made about poker gambling, Damon was said to have prepped himself completely by spending $25,000 just to get some experience on the poker table.

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50 Cent

Ironic as it may be, 50 cent is a splurger when it comes to gambling. In 2012, it was reported that 50 has placd a $500,000 bet on a championship game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. He even raps about gambling in his songs!

Barclays Premier League – Gameweek 10 Matches

Yes!! it’s another week for Barclays Premier League or English Premier League, this week will be the Manchester Darby, Manchester City vs Manchester United, will City bounce back after the lose in Capital Cup vs Newcastle? Will United hold on with so many player in injured list. Anyway it seem will be an exciting games ahead. Also will Newscastle able to do another upset? This time versus Liverpool.

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Capital One Cup Fourth Round Results

Capital One Cup 2014 ended with an upset by Newcastle win over defending champion Manchester City with a 2-0 win. Below are the full result of the Fourth Round

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Immediate after the 4th round, 5th round also was revealed, with Chelsea the favorite to win the title

Derby County v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Sheffield United v Southampton

All ties to be played during the week commencing 15th December 2014.

You can always check the latest odds & follow the live scores on our website at S188.com

Archie Karas, the World’s Best Gambler

Archie Karas, whose real name is Anargyros Karabourniotis, is the man who:

  • Turned $50 into $40 million in the duration of three years
  • Lost only game from 1992 to 1995, accumulating around $40 million in a winning streak known as ‘The Run’
  • Borrowed $10,000 and turned it into $17 million

After a violent fight with his father, Karas, then 15, hopped onto an international ship and sailed away as a waiter until he reached America. That was when he took up pool, and eventually poker. Karas is best known for his ability and luck to win enormous sums of money, only to lose them all almost immediately. Regardless of the amount of fortune he managed to amass, Karas has always managed to lose them all.

“You’ve got to understand something. Money means nothing to me. I don’t value it. I’ve had all the material things I could ever want. Everything. The things I want money can’t buy: health, freedom, love, happiness. I don’t care about money, so I have no fear. I don’t care if I lose it.”

After a winning streak, Karas finally came face to face with the ‘Crash’. He first loses $20 million playing dice, and later on loses another $17 million playing Baccarat. In 1995, Karas has lost all his money in mere 3 weeks.

“One day I might be driving a Mercedes, and the next day I might be sleeping in it!”

Archie Karas has proven the high turnover of gambling, and each decision made in a game is vital and must be done so cautiously.

Barclays Premier League – Gameweek 9 Results & Standings

Barclays Premier League – Gameweek 9 ended with QPR grabs a win over Aston Villa with 2-0. Overall low scoring games with only Everton score 3 goals in game vs Burnley. An upset for Manchester City when loses 1-2 vs West Ham. Chelsea still maintain on the top although drawing 1-1 with Manchester United and Southampton is still surprising everyone when maintained 2nd place after 1-0 win over Stoke.

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Best Cities to Gamble In

Gambling is very like getting robbed fancifully, where the robbers are smartly dressed and the victims voluntarily put their money forward. While robbery is forcefully done, gambling, however, is a choice. For gambling enthusiasts, below is a compilation of some of the world’s best cities to gamble in.

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Playtech secures long-term partnership with Dynamic Yield

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23 October 2014
Online gaming software giant and also the world’s largest online gaming software and services supplier, Playtech has entered into a long-term partnership with automated real-time personalisation and optimisation solution Dynamic Yield. Continue reading

Barclays Premier League – Gameweek 9 Matches

Another busy week for football fans, with nearly no rest after the UEFA Champion League Round 3, let’s go onward with the next one, the Barclays Premier League or English Premier League, gameweek 9. Firstly of course, let’s look at the list of matches for this weekend:

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Win A Free Trip to Las Vegas!

That’s right – win a free trip to Las Vegas!

We love our players, and as a token of appreciation for the loyalty and continuous support, we are sending one lucky player to Las Vegas!

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Thanks to the collaboration between S188.com and Playtech, our VIP Suite is now offering a weekly lucky draw and bonuses for up to 10 straight weeks! Contest is only eligible for players with a weekly turnover of RM100 and above in the VIP Suite.

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