A casino is a place where you can spend money and win big. Whether you’re playing slots, poker, or roulette, it’s always exciting to win a lot of money.
There are some incredible people who have won big at the casinos. Here are some of them:
1. Elmer Sherwin
One of the biggest casino wins in history was snatched by a World War II veteran named Elmer Sherwin. This lucky man won a staggering $4.6 million on the Megabucks slot machine at the Mirage in Las Vegas back in 1989.
However, this was not the end of his good luck. Just sixteen years later, Sherwin landed a second jackpot on the same machine. He managed to strike it again with a payout of $21.1 million!
2. Kerry Packer
One of the biggest casino wins in history was a win by Kerry Packer at MGM Grand Casino. He won up to $40 million.
In 1997, he took a trip to Las Vegas and won a lot of money at the blackjack and baccarat tables. However, his luck did not last long as two years later he lost $28 million in a London casino.
His wins and losses made him a legend in the gambling world. He was always a risk taker and he never hesitated to lose large amounts of money in order to win big.
3. Cynthia Jay Brennan
One of the biggest casino wins in history happened to cocktail waitress Cynthia Jay Brennan. Back in 2000, she hit the jackpot and walked out with $35 million.
She and her fiance were set to travel the world, buy a new house and celebrate their love. But that all changed the day a drunken driver rear-ended their car, paralyzing Jay-Brennan from her upper chest down.
She is now wheelchair-bound and a fierce advocate for drunk driving and alcoholics. She has donated money to the Free Wheelchair Mission and campaigns against drink driving.
4. Excalibur Casino
Excalibur Casino is one of the most popular casinos in Las Vegas and is home to a vast gaming floor that has over 1,200 slot machines. There is also a variety of entertainment and family-friendly activities.
The casino offers a wide selection of games and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are also several restaurants and a pool.
5. Aria Resort & Casino
Aria Resort & Casino is a luxury resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It consists of two curved glass and steel highrise towers adjoined at the center, opening on December 16, 2009.
The building is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and when you walk in from the valet, it feels like you’re entering a monumental glass atrium. The lobby features a wall of water and thousands of origami maple leaves hanging above the marble floors.
6. Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley is a British billionaire retail tycoon who owns Sports Direct and recently bought department store House of Fraser. He also owns other brands such as Jack Wills and Game.
He is a self-made businessman who has accumulated an enormous fortune through his successful retail empire.
He started his first shop in Maidenhead, Berkshire, in 1982 using a family loan of PS10,000. He soon expanded the business and opened up regional branches.
7. Hossein Ensan
German Hossein Ensan has won the WSOP Main Event on July 17th in Las Vegas, earning $10 million and poker’s most prestigious bracelet. The 55-year-old Iranian-German player defeated Italy’s Dario Sammartino heads-up to claim the title.
He became the second oldest World Champion since Noel Furlong won in 1999 at 61 years old. The win is also the first time that a German player has won this prestigious event, and it’s the third for an Iranian-born competitor.
8. John Bonomo
A casino is a place where millions of people go to make money. But there are also many cases where people get lucky and leave with millions of dollars.
One of the biggest casino wins in history was achieved by John Bonomo. This British player won a whopping EUR 17.8 million playing the Mega Moolah slot game.
9. Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley is one of the most successful British businessmen. He is the owner of Sports Direct and Newcastle United Football Club.
He married Linda Jerlmyr in 1988 and has three children namely Oliver, Anna and Matilda.
He owns one third of the lingerie chain Agent Provocateur. He also owns Lillywhites, a sportswear brand.