Largest winning streak
Archie Karas
40000000 US dollar(s)
United States ()
In December 1992, Greek-American Archie Karas arrived in Las Vegas, USA, with US$50 in his pocket. By early 1995, he had turned this into US$40 million by playing pool, poker and dice. It’s the largest winning streak in history, and even has its own name in gambling lore: "The Run". Pool and poker are games of skill. However, Karas’s love of dice and (later) Baccarat – both games of pure chance – proved to be his downfall: by mid-1995, he had lost all of the money he had won.