The following individuals have gone down in history as some of the most notorious figures in the world of gambling.

Stu Ungar

Stu Ungar

Our next gambler on the list is none other than Stu Ungar.

Stu played and won his first World Series of Poker, the world’s most prestigious poker tournament when he was only 24 years old. A year later he repeated the feat, and then once more in 1997. Making him one of only two people to have won the tournament three times.

His ability to strategize and make ingenious plays was impressive. His mind possessed great depth and lightning-fast speed.

He regularly beat players with many more years of experience than him.

He is estimated to have won and lost over $30 million over his career as a professional gamble. Nevertheless, he is regarded by many as the greatest Texas Hold’em and Gin player of all history.