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Throwing The Black Book at The Greatest Gambler Ever

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 17th September 2015 1:03pm
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Archie Karas is The Greatest Gambler of All Time. "The Run" - Archie's three-year streak of gambling that parlayed $50 into over $40 million dollars - is one of the rare Las Vegas legends that is actually true. Karas was a pool shark and card player who ran his poker prowess right over five of the greatest poker minds to ever walk this earth including Texas Dolly Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss, Puggy Pearson, Stu Ungar and Chip Reese.

In a dramatic turn of events, Archie lost it all in a two month period in 2008 playing poker, craps and baccarat.

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In September 2013, Archie was caught on surveillance cameras marking cards at a blackjack table inside Barona Valley Ranch casino in San Diego. He was arrested and found guilty of burglary and sentenced to three years probation and pay $6,800 restitution to the casino.

The Nevada Gaming Commission voted today to add Archie Karas' name to the NGC Black Book of Excluded Persons - he is now permanently banned from entering any licensed casino in the State of Nevada.

FOR POSSIBLE ACTION: Consideration of the exclusion of Anargyros N. Karabourniotis from licensed gaming establishments in the State of Nevada, pursuant to NRS 463.151 through 463.155 and NGC Regulation 28, Case No. 15-01.

What an amazing life and an incredible story full of thrilling victories and agonizing defeats. This is the stuff that real life movies are made from.

Big thanks to Tim Hundy for the tip!


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