It’s no secret that some people have made gambling their profession. With huge winnings, they’re able to go through their everyday life making money while playing their favorite games from slots to table games such as Poker and Baccarat.
Does this sound like a dream to you? It can become your reality! Here are some South Africans who’ve made millions gambling online and some tips on how to become a professional gambler yourself!
Who are the richest South African gamblers?
South Africans have earned hundreds of thousands to millions of Rands wagering money online, and there are many more like them all around the world.
Table games, casino tournaments, huge jackpots, and sports betting are just a few examples of how one can make a ton of cash if they gamble online. Some have made so much money through gambling they don’t have to work a minute in their life anymore. For example, Kerry Packer, a South African gambler, took home 660 million Rands after winning a progressive jackpot of Arabian Knights.
This is one of the most popular slot games you can play too! Another gambler who monetized his love of slots is John Heywood who became over 370 million Rands richer by winning in Mega Moolah.
Tournaments can bring you money
As we’ve noted before one of the ways you can take home huge winnings is by applying for tournaments. This is what Don Johnson did and he won over 247 million Rands winning a blackjack tournament.
Table games are very popular for professional gamblers since in some of them you can really hone your craft and strategy which will help you maximize your winnings.
So, if you’d like to become like Mr. Johnson, do some research and try to do more free play games. In no time, you’ll be on a professional level of gaming and who knows – maybe the next tournament winnings will be yours!
Powerball has huge winnings
Many gamblers became very rich by playing Powerball and Powerball Plus. Most of them didn’t want to disclose their names, but players from all around South Africa are becoming millionaires thanks to this game.
Because you don’t have to wager a lot of money, there are so many people who are trying out their luck in this lottery. The largest winning was 232 million Rands which was deposited to a bank account of a lucky man from Cape Town. Also, an anonymous person from KZN won a whopping 153 million in Powerball Plus! Talk about a jackpot!
The richest professional gambler ever
The wealthiest gamblers in the world are those who consider gambling both their passion and profession. These people are called professional gamblers and you can become one of them with some practice and luck!
The man who is known as the richest pro gambler is Blackjack Hall of Famer Bill Benter, who makes around $100 million a year from gambling. Benter had a strategy that worked perfectly every time! He was a master at card counting in blackjack and therefore a frequent winner. However, since he was consistently successful casinos really didn’t like that, so he was expelled from the majority of casinos.
Bill has had to stop playing his favorite game of blackjack and he turned his love of gambling to sports betting, more specifically betting on horse races. Due to his impressive witts, he now has a special system for forecasting the races and still takes home huge losses.
How to become a more successful player
No one becomes a professional overnight. There are things you can do to become a more efficient and prolific gambler.
Our top advice would be to pick a game you truly love playing. There’s no way you’ll manage to become the best in something you absolutely loathe, so liking the game’s premise and the interface is a must.
If you’re someone who loves table games, we’d urge you to devise a strategy that will help you have an edge over the house.
Some games are purely based on luck and which cards you’re dealt, however, there are others such as Blackjack which allow their players to use their smarts. Finally, make sure to gamble only on reputable websites and casinos. You won’t become a billionaire if you’re scammed!