Everyone dreams of winning big at casinos. The casino-themed movies that have been released further fuel the excitement of winning it big. While there are strategies to help you win big in some games, winning big at casino games including slot games and arcade games always comes down to luck at the end of the day.
Every year, we hear about people winning ridiculous sums of money at casinos. These feel-good stories always act as a motivation to casino-goers as well as normal folks. Here, we will look at ten of the biggest casino winners so far.
One of the most impressive wins at a casino came to Archie Karas, a Greek immigrant who settled in Las Vegas. Reports claim that he made a total of a whopping $40 million at poker tables in Las Vegas. Along his journey, he beat some of the most popular names in Poker history including the likes of Stu Ungar.
It took Archie 30 months to accumulate $ 40 million. However, losing all his money only took him about three weeks. Talk about a risky business.
This impressive win was on an online casino site. A Norwegian guy, commonly referred to as Peter reportedly won 11.7 million Norwegian Krone in a jackpot, which is around $ 38 Million. Not much is known regarding the winner as well as the aftermath of the win. The player wants to remain anonymous and we respect his decision.
The famous Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer was an avid gambler. While some people in the gambling world know him for his biggest losses, he also has had impressive wins under his belt.
His often-disputed figure of $33 Million wins came at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. Although the actual amount is unknown, people believe it to be between $30 and $40 Million. One interesting fact about that night was- he tipped around $1 Million in total throughout the night. Impressive!
A 25-year-old Engineer’s life changed when he stepped into Excalibur, Las Vegas to play in a slot machine. A mere $100 worth of coin gave him a jaw-dropping $39,713 982.25 jackpot. Reports claim that he opted to split his wins for years and he now gets $1.5 million per year.
Elmer Sherwin’s first win of $4.6 million in the jackpot at the Mirage Las Vegas was not that impressive considering his second time in the same casinos. Sixteen years later when he went to the same casino, he won an impressive $21 million totaling his winnings to more than $25 Million.
Johnson was able to win about $15 million at three Atlantic city casinos on the East Coast. His wins spanned over the course of a few months. People were so impressed by his play that they gave him the nickname of ‘The Killer of Atlantic City.’
Some people have also accused Johnson of cheating while playing casino games. He denies the claims and suggests treating the news as just rumors and nothing more.
John Tippin’s biggest moment of his life came when he entered the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas. He was successful in winning a Megabucks jackpot worth $12 million. Unfortunately, he was not able to hold his winnings for a long time due to his lavish lifestyle.
Amy Nishimura made $8.9 million in winnings from a $100 stake when she played at a casino in Fremont Las Vegas. She made the amount after three hours of continuous playing.
A retired teacher walked out with the jackpot of $3.7 million in 2006. She won the impressive sum at Golden Chambers after playing for two hours. She asked the casino to pay her in monthly installments.
If you think you have heard this name before, you are probably right. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley hit it big when he played at the Fifty London casino and walked out with $1.83 Million.
These were some of the biggest casino wins so far. We have missed some of the famous names in this list including the UFC President Dana White and American actor Ben Affleck, who have made a significant amount on casinos.
Most of the winners on this list were from land casinos. However, there are some impressive online casino winners. We will be discussing them in our next article. Do follow the daily updates on our blog so that you won’t miss our next article.