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High Rollers: A History of Gambling (Documentary)

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edward johnson (7 hours ago)
Las Vegas is dying, she is almost dead.
Colin Coin (15 days ago)
hey. what's your name coz I want to quote you in my reference list. Im writing a thesis on problem gambling
Julian Ruvalcaba (20 days ago)
Pittsburg Phil wouldve been the Texas hold em player of all time
Jaren Hornbeak (23 days ago)
"Gambling is the only addiction that government promotes" Depends on where you live... LOL
moestavernprankcall (1 month ago)
I took a gamble 10 years ago. I didn’t pull out. I lost. Child support is a bitch lmfaooooooooo
erictheBaptist (1 month ago)
government, the ultimate Mafia.
Luka Labudović (2 hours ago)
@Julian Ruvalcaba I like that saying. Every group has it's own interests.
Julian Ruvalcaba (20 days ago)
There's no such thing as government
Temujin Khan (1 month ago)
The American government is the biggest mob .
Dylan Million (1 month ago)
Dylan Million (1 month ago)
PooDot StinkPants (1 month ago)
Took a gamble and watched this documentary. It paid off. In Spades.
John McKay (2 months ago)
Love these kind of classic uploads!
You Tube (2 months ago)
Sad what the Gov is doing
Johnathan Grey (2 months ago)
So the Native Americans thought of gambling?
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
Michael Olson (2 months ago)
Since gambling has been recognised as a disease and all gambling is just a big bamboozle of a form of Three Card Monte just to get people to think that there is a possibility of winning,we should be able to do CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT to get our money back and then the governments of the world might actually do the responsible and make gambling illegal and put a stop to all the misery.
Nobby Barnes (3 months ago)
Humans make me sick...they're the lice of the earth.
YEE CHRAVIS (3 months ago)
You watch 3 minutes and comment? Then turn it off?
GHOST JAZZKHILL (3 months ago)
They didn't mention pigeon racing.🙄
Sweetcheeks Babycakes (2 months ago)
nor lawn darts
Ti George (3 months ago)
The "moralists" of the South were killing people...
John Bailey (3 months ago)
Zionist billionaire Jews have absolute control of our government,,, zionist billionaire Jews own all media and Hollywood, they tell us what to think,,they own the federal reserve bank, and have total control over all currency, and they dominate the casino industry, the worst addiction in America by far, at every turn they are separating us from our money, Do yourself a favor and learn about the federal reserve bank, AIPAC and Israel ,, oh yeah they also own you tube, so this comment won’t get any likes
Paulslotman (3 months ago)
Enjoyed that video very entertaining thx
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
Dr. Catz (3 months ago)
Hahaha wtf why is he grabbing the other guy's dick at 5:30? "This man has very big penis!"
Sweetcheeks Babycakes (2 months ago)
they look like rock stars
Smug Smugly (3 months ago)
When a man can come to Las Vegas with a few extra bucks in his pockets, throw down an extra 10 for steak with his eggs, well thats a happy day for that man!
moestavernprankcall (1 month ago)
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
Smug Smugly (1 month ago)
@Hedy LAMARR Yo mama
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
jonathan liberty (3 months ago)
very interesting, how can such a craze as gambling go so unrestricted, but then what would people do?
Bester Mann (10 days ago)
Gamble anyway!
Happy Maui (4 months ago)
The deleted chapters in the history books.
Happy Maui (4 months ago)
Being born is a gamble.
Nigel (3 months ago)
Life is a gamble, there's on thing certain, you won't make it out alive lol the house always wins
Bob Crane (4 months ago)
Good documentary, but the name makes it look like it's all about high rollers. Also, they act like sports betters are brilliant folks who beat the house. There was a brief time when some bettors with computer skills beat the line makers, but now all sides have lines with top notch computers. This looks like 1996-1998? But, I think sports betting was already clamped down by then. Sad you can be arrested for bribing a player, you didn't take an oath.
Heathen Oracle (4 months ago)
Whites are devilish lot.
CHUCK SCHAFER (4 months ago)
tay hix (4 months ago)
thanks for all your uploads!
Rick James (4 months ago)
Damn, now I gotta go to the casino. Gotta go bye.
Mark Garin (4 months ago)
Only gov promoted addiction? Try smoking....
Rick James (4 months ago)
Mark Garin look at the amount of drug commercials on TV. They make a drug for everything & most are addictive.
vin Tran (4 months ago)
The casino are mafia....everyone lost in gambler...
Larkinchance (4 months ago)
If the odds for the casino is just 2%, then how 95% of the people return home with nothing?
Jorge Serna (1 month ago)
If you have $100 and lose 2% you now have $98 with a chance to lose another 2%. Every move will slowly take your money if you don't walk away after a win.
Filiana Blanxart (4 months ago)
2% for each hand/ spin of the wheel/ pull of the handle , etc . Over the long run , the 2% adds up . But the real questions are 92- 98% payouts from Casinos vs less than 50% from most State Lotteries .
Rick James (4 months ago)
2% win , the rest lose.
vin Tran (4 months ago)
You right.
Avoidance Technologies (4 months ago)
"Life is all of gambling; learning what you can... and, cannot do".
Jeffrey Richardson (5 months ago)
mass state lottery id rather by pottery notifications
Sweetcheeks Babycakes (2 months ago)
Malfunction voids play What's that, big progressive hit? Sorry, malfunction
Robert Mcgee (5 months ago)
Things are only considered out of control, if the thieves in government aren't getting their cut.
shanemanchester (5 months ago)
This is very interesting. Thumbs up from the U.K. I never knew the importance of lotteries to fund the American Revolution to fight the Brits. 👍👍
Ronny Sterling (5 months ago)
shanemanchester we need a new lottery to get rid of islam and it’s filthy adherents
Philip Fryer (5 months ago)
its a history of human greed
Monster Hobbies Model Car Garage (5 months ago)
I wonder if John Gates is the grandfather of Bill Gates?
bela katootz (5 months ago)
i know a few degenerate gamblers--real sad guys, it's like they expect to lose, and make sure that they do--one time this guy said 'only 300 to go'----meaning he'd be wiped out soon and we could finally leave the Meadowlands
hall jones (5 months ago)
Rivers is my place
bluecadillac (5 months ago)
Thanks. Produced in 1999 by A&E for the History Channel.
tony 'too sweet' swann (3 months ago)
high roller$, whale$, VIP treatment for big shot$, i say long live the minnows!(like me¢).................💸🙃
tony 'too sweet' swann (4 months ago)
@Rick James Rick, thank you, but as a minnow, i do ok. To me gambling is the best recreational activity to condition you to keeping everything in perspective.
Rick James (4 months ago)
tony 'too sweet' swann Only play poker or horse racing. If you become good at either, you can win. Play low stakes cash game poker you can make $500 - 1000 /week if you are patient.
Robert Mcgee (6 months ago)
The mob is still controlling Vegas, the government. Cross them and be destroyed, whys it different?
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
K Matthews (6 months ago)
Really enjoyed this documentary. Can never get enough documentaries on Vegas and gambling.
Julian Julian (6 months ago)
yes, casino, a very lucrative business.. And yet, that stable genius bankrupt FOUR of his, despite of constant bailout from his dad
keithjohnson839 (3 months ago)
@buzzclick500 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰👌
keithjohnson839 (3 months ago)
@buzzclick500 you sick of all that winning?
Mike Rodgers (4 months ago)
@Julian Julian trump more successful than you 😁
J S (6 months ago)
i wish i had the rep of fixing the world series
Mandobas Banuelos (8 months ago)
People. Fish,hunt,golf,use drugs,drink etc and me just love to gamble.
Gayle Elizabeth (4 months ago)
Mandobas Banuelos ...Sorry for you.
Hello!!Goodbye!!! (6 months ago)
I don’t gamble I am there for business
you tube (8 months ago)
"...the original americans..."
farina (8 months ago)
Thanks for a very interesting and informative hour and a half
jerry johnson (11 months ago)
Feels good to be a texas holdem poker player! Aint easy! But it is worth it!
moestavernprankcall (1 month ago)
jerry johnson 2000 called they said they want you back 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡
marbleman52 (11 months ago)
This was very informative; I didn't know that gambling was so prevalent in the Colonial years. As for me personally, I have never had any desire to gamble...I had to work too hard for what little money I was making and I was not about to risk losing any of it by betting on a stupid game. I just shake my head in amazement when I see intelligent and good people get hooked on gambling.
you tube (8 months ago)
we don't believe you 😋 lol
dano r (11 months ago)
I live in Vegas. I know a lot of people that have gambling problems. Most of the people I know, like myself don't gamble unless friends/relatives come to town. Those that have problems have 1 thing in common. The first time they gambled, they won. It's the "it will happen again" thoughts that get them. Those that don't have problems, won at times. But losing that first time, leaves an impression on you. When people come to town, I don't gamble much. I like everyone in Nevada understand. They don't build multibillion dollar resorts, on people winning.
Clinton Rusthoven (6 months ago)
Jay Lovesu (11 months ago)
They gambled over Jesus Christ clothing. Smh. I played poker for years...every time I walked in the casino I could feel the darkness. The LOVE of money is the root of ALL evil.
Rodney Fosdick (6 months ago)
brian anderson hahahaha
brian anderson (9 months ago)
+Smitty Knickerbocker No more LSD for you.
Brock Page Productions (1 year ago)
Thanks for these great posts!
Jay Lopes (1 year ago)
I'm surprised when talking about casino's they didn't talk about the hidden reason for casino's - money laundering
Dog wag (27 days ago)
cruisepaige Idiot!
Shane Gulley (5 months ago)
@Ziggy would just withdrawal it then take it with me as cash lol hahhhah
cruisepaige (5 months ago)
There is nothing glamorous about gambling.
Ziggy (7 months ago)
@Bastille Good luck transferring money from Nigerian bank to a UK bank for example. It will automatically be reported to HMRC.
Bastille (8 months ago)
Nigerian banks are the best place to launder money. They dont even ask for ID
francis lea (1 year ago)
39.45 ish. JP Morgan, morals ? Ha ha ha ha ha ha. As if.
Cider Waffles (11 months ago)
: D
Thomas Bingel (1 year ago)
Very recommendable
petrsson (1 year ago)
One of best documentary 👍😎
Rare Form (1 year ago)
The real question , what year was this documented ?
Bester Mann (10 days ago)
moestavernprankcall (1 month ago)
joseph Latino 1999
moestavernprankcall (1 month ago)
mksrookies 1999
moestavernprankcall (1 month ago)
mksrookies (10 months ago)
@joseph Latino since they have Scotty Nguyen1998 WSOP final table footage in this at 1:30:11 I will guess its 1998-1999
Thomas Bertelsen (1 year ago)
Just don’t get mesmerized by the new video slots.
Albert Einstein (1 year ago)
The got that right sports betting is like any profession u work hard to win md its totally different from casino
Bester Mann (10 days ago)
You are RIGHT! Sports betting rules! :D
Gayle Elizabeth (4 months ago)
Albert Einstein ...Keep telling yourself that...
Lantzmania ! (1 year ago)
Bob Bobson (1 year ago)
They'll do this to gamblers yet it's ok to be a piece of shit terrorist gangster.???
Womb Raider (1 year ago)
Lol @ the Indians trying to claim noble reasons for them playing games and gambling. Typical.
moestavernprankcall (1 month ago)
dog guy how about they open up some of that fine sweet Indian pussy
dog guy (9 months ago)
How about this, it's their land, they should be able to open casinos if they want to
Anita Mitchell (1 year ago)
Hey guys, don't forget about Laughlin, Nv. Come on down!
richard wilmot Ph.D (1 year ago)
Gambling an Addiction! LOL! A process Addiction! Let me have my friend Ace Rothstein from the Tangier's Casino keep it real... For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It's like a morality car wash. It does for us what Lourdes does for humpbacks and cripples. And along with making us legitimate comes cash, tons of it. I mean, what do you think we're doing out here in the middle of the desert? It's all this money This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne and free hotel suites, and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money. That's the truth about Las Vegas... and Gambling...
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
@UncleOwen 🙄
UncleOwen (4 months ago)
Lourdes does absolutely nothing for humpbacks and cripples except take their money.
Michael Dean (1 year ago)
Thanks for this, DocSpot. Very informative. :)
Womb Raider (1 year ago)
Great channel here with great content! Thanks for the uploads! Reminds me of the old days when the history channel was interesting.
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
@Latoya Grant HELL U
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
@Latoya Grant U A BOOTY WARRIOR.
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)
@Latoya Grant U STUPID
Sonny Corleone (1 year ago)
Very good documentary on Gambling ! Thanks for the upload. :)
Hedy LAMARR (1 month ago)