Nick the Greek in Vegas
Nick “the Greek” Dandolos was one of the most legendary gamblers in Las Vegas history. He claimed to have had more than $500 million pass through his hands as wins and losses during his gambling career. But he didn’t live lavishly; for years he lived in a $10-a-night hotel room.
There’s lots more about famous and infamous gamblers in Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling.
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