While most people hold to the belief that all forms of gambling are based on chance, there are some players who have made a professional career out of gambling and argue that winning consistently at the casino requires a lot of skill and experience. We take a look at ten professional gamblers who have made millions playing at live casinos and also at online casinos.
Daniel Negreanu is considered to be one of the best poker players of his generation and has won more than $32 million in career prize money.
Phil Ivey has won close to $24 million in career prize money. His reputation has been tainted over the last couple of years after the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City and the Crawford casino in London alleged that Ivey had cheated the casino out of millions using card counting.
Dan Bilzerian is a high stakes poker pro that has reportedly won more than $50 million in prize money that includes a number of prop bets with fellow gamblers.
Phil Hellmuth has won close to $21 million in career prize money but the last few years the poker pro has not had a good run.
Fedor Holz is a young German gambler that has had an incredible run during 2016 winning more than $10 million in prize money. His total prize money so far is just over $20 million.
Daniel Coleman is another young poker pro from the US who had an incredible year in 2015 and has so far won over $26 million in career prize money.
Vanessa Selbst is one of the few female gamblers who has made a successful career out of gambling. She has won over $11 million in career prize money so far.
Doyle Brunson is a veteran poker player who has won more than $6 million in prize money based on the Hendon Mob but has won a lot more playing invitation only high stake tournaments.
Some of the other casino gamblers who have won significant amounts of money include Sam Tricket, Antonio Esfandiari and Joe Hachem. A number of these casino gamblers often play real money casino games online or from their mobile phones.