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High Rollers: A History of Gambling (Documentary)

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TEXMM ALR (8 days ago)
Everyone lost who attacked me and tried to set me up!!! I forgive them!!!
Cove Whisper (16 days ago)
STOP calling gambling problems a "Disease". Its a choice and it is an insult to those with real disease like cancer or MS
Mavis Twice (17 days ago)
my cat is a pull tabby
quentin lickliter (27 days ago)
Excellent informative doc. Very well done ! thank you 10/10
Tomasz Klisz (29 days ago)
Why miss specifics such the murder inc. was the jewish mob. Purple gang. Other significant obviously Irish and Italian
gremlin coco (1 month ago)
I lost a hundred bucks at the AC casino in 4 minutes and never went back! Took me 24 hours to earn that money I lost!
Brian Hyatt (1 month ago)
Bigger issue is you need a better paying job
mikkelnpetersen (1 month ago)
Don't outlaw casinos, REGULATE them, just like weapons.
aregua1 (2 days ago)
Who is trying to outlaw casinos?
seven (1 month ago)
What kind of twisted jerk names a horse after a bus.
Cheri De Hart (8 days ago)
I believe, More like naming a bus after a horse!!!
Anonymous Coward (1 month ago)
Alberta Anastasia was murder inc.
Keith Olsen (1 month ago)
5:30 😲😲 What the hell is going on there??
The Following (1 month ago)
Colonial Lottery or How to Build the Country.
The Following (1 month ago)
Colonial Lottery or How to Build the Country.
martin kenny (1 month ago)
It's amazing how the mob hides behind native Americans to open casinos...
amy bastian (2 months ago)
After this interview Art Schlichter really went downhill and went to prison . Great American Greed episode on him .
amy bastian (2 months ago)
Great Documentary . They even got the outfits tough Tony Spilotro's (The Ant) pal Lefty Rosenthal interviewed (RIP/2008) . One of the greatest handicappers ever .
Vincent Ordas (2 months ago)
I still like it in dec. 2019
Smug Smugly (3 months ago)
I was in that Livestream that's when the troll was there.
Best Price (3 months ago)
I'm watching this while playing poker online
Eric Carrillo (1 month ago)
Best Price bots
Best Price (1 month ago)
@G Man I'm playing poker while replying to this. Americas Card Room. Check them out
G Man (1 month ago)
You are bluffing, I'm watching you.
John O'brien (3 months ago)
If there was only one number on the roulette wheel the casino would still win the wheel would never stop That’s how bent casinos are it is shocking but true. So do not gamble. It’s very bad
Christopher Tsiliacos (4 months ago)
The apostles of Jesus even had a penchant for gambling. Act 1.26
Ghiou Aziz (4 months ago)
i m crazy
edward johnson (5 months ago)
Las Vegas is dying, she is almost dead.
Ray Fridley (29 days ago)
If all forms of gambling vanished tomorrow, Las Vegas will quickly become a ghost town.
The Griot (5 months ago)
hey. what's your name coz I want to quote you in my reference list. Im writing a thesis on problem gambling
The Griot (2 months ago)
@o kg thats ur opinion.
o kg (2 months ago)
Colin Coin no such thing as problem gambling just problem losing
The Griot (3 months ago)
@James Faulkner hey
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Colin Coin hey
Julian Ruvalcaba (5 months ago)
Pittsburg Phil wouldve been the Texas hold em player of all time
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Julian Ruvalcaba yeah
Jaren Hornbeak (5 months ago)
"Gambling is the only addiction that government promotes" Depends on where you live... LOL
Gregory Jewell (1 month ago)
overtly
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Jaren Hornbeak yes
moestavernprankcall (6 months ago)
I took a gamble 10 years ago. I didn’t pull out. I lost. Child support is a bitch lmfaooooooooo
somniumisdreaming (17 days ago)
Poor kid having a shitty dad like you.
erictheBaptist (6 months ago)
government, the ultimate Mafia.
Dion Lindsay (12 days ago)
nonsense - you're playing with words to make a cheap point
Pink Lion Gaming (19 days ago)
That's how the mafia works
Tomasz Klisz (29 days ago)
The Fed
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
yes
Temujin Khan (6 months ago)
The American government is the biggest mob .
Tomasz Klisz (29 days ago)
Go deeper, little bird
Dylan Million (6 months ago)
Whalez
Dylan Million (6 months ago)
Whalez
PooDot StinkPants (6 months ago)
Took a gamble and watched this documentary. It paid off. In Spades.
John McKay (7 months ago)
Love these kind of classic uploads!
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
John McKay love
You Tube (7 months ago)
Sad what the Gov is doing
Johnathan Grey (7 months ago)
So the Native Americans thought of gambling?
Gregory Jewell (1 month ago)
"a crude form of checkers"? Is there a sophisticated form?
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
NO, YO MOTHER.
Michael Olson (7 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.
LD2451 (1 month ago)
Michael Olson’s mother should have had an abortion.
Nobby Barnes (8 months ago)
Humans make me sick...they're the lice of the earth.
G Man (1 month ago)
I bet ya ain't.
ripp846 (1 month ago)
Please don't ever breed.
T Stan (8 months ago)
You watch 3 minutes and comment? Then turn it off?
GHOST JAZZKHILL (8 months ago)
They didn't mention pigeon racing.🙄
Sweetcheeks Babycakes (7 months ago)
nor lawn darts
Ti George (8 months ago)
The "moralists" of the South were killing people...
John Bailey (8 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 (8 months ago)
Enjoyed that video very entertaining thx
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Paulslotman enjoyed
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
SHUT UP YA SAP.
Dr. Catz (8 months ago)
Hahaha wtf why is he grabbing the other guy's dick at 5:30? "This man has very big penis!"
Sweetcheeks Babycakes (7 months ago)
they look like rock stars
Smug Smugly (8 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!
Paul Greenwood (1 month ago)
@Hedy LAMARR what you smokin
moestavernprankcall (6 months ago)
Hedy LAMARR W H A T T H E F U C K
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
@Smug Smugly I WEAR A BRA AND PANTIES AND WEAR STILLEDO HIGH HEELS I SMOKE 900 POUNDS OF WEED EVERYDAY, I'M BUTT NAKED IN TIMES SQUARE NYC NOW DROP DEAD AND 😵 ⚔️ FUCKU⚔️😵
Smug Smugly (6 months ago)
@Hedy LAMARR Yo mama
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
YO MOTHER
jonathan liberty (9 months ago)
very interesting, how can such a craze as gambling go so unrestricted, but then what would people do?
You're should of learnt grammer ! (5 months ago)
Gamble anyway!
Happy Maui (9 months ago)
The deleted chapters in the history books.
Happy Maui (9 months ago)
Being born is a gamble.
Pink Lion Gaming (22 days ago)
Life is a gamble dang someone else got there before me
G Man (1 month ago)
you beat out millions of those sticky nasty poor suckers only to gamble your life away?
Jesse Baum (2 months ago)
No truer words have been spoken
Nigel (8 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 (9 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.
CHUCK SCHAFER (9 months ago)
PARI-MUTUEL BETTING CAME TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY IN 1908
tay hix (9 months ago)
thanks for all your uploads!
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
tay hix yeah
Rick James (9 months ago)
Damn, now I gotta go to the casino. Gotta go bye.
Mark Garin (9 months ago)
Only gov promoted addiction? Try smoking....
Rick James (9 months ago)
Mark Garin look at the amount of drug commercials on TV. They make a drug for everything & most are addictive.
vin Tran (9 months ago)
The casino are mafia....everyone lost in gambler...
Larkinchance (9 months ago)
If the odds for the casino is just 2%, then how 95% of the people return home with nothing?
Jorge Serna (6 months 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 (9 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 (9 months ago)
2% win , the rest lose.
vin Tran (9 months ago)
You right.
Avoidance Technologies (9 months ago)
"Life is all of gambling; learning what you can... and, cannot do".
Jeffrey Richardson (10 months ago)
mass state lottery id rather by pottery notifications
Sweetcheeks Babycakes (7 months ago)
Malfunction voids play What's that, big progressive hit? Sorry, malfunction
Robert Mcgee (10 months ago)
Things are only considered out of control, if the thieves in government aren't getting their cut.
Mogheri Imre (17 days ago)
@Luke McInerny sorry for letting you know my opinion
Luke McInerny (17 days ago)
@Mogheri Imre No allow people to make their own choices, who are you or anyone else to tell me how spend my money?
Pink Lion Gaming (22 days ago)
@Mogheri Imre gambling is pretty broad investment is a type of gambling
TANK JOHNSON (27 days ago)
@Mogheri Imre BUT WATT DOES DISS GOTTA DU WIT YO SISTERS GIVING ME SUM PUSSY
shanemanchester (10 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 (10 months ago)
shanemanchester we need a new lottery to get rid of islam and it’s filthy adherents
Philip Fryer (10 months ago)
its a history of human greed
Monster Hobbies Model Car Garage (10 months ago)
I wonder if John Gates is the grandfather of Bill Gates?
bela katootz (10 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 (10 months ago)
Rivers is my place
bluecadillac (10 months ago)
Thanks. Produced in 1999 by A&E for the History Channel.
tony 'too sweet' swann (8 months ago)
high roller$, whale$, VIP treatment for big shot$, i say long live the minnows!(like me¢).................💸🙃
tony 'too sweet' swann (9 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 (9 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 (11 months ago)
The mob is still controlling Vegas, the government. Cross them and be destroyed, whys it different?
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Hedy LAMARR hello lamar
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Robert Mcgee we are
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
DERE IZZZ NO MOB
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
SHUT UP YA SAP
K Matthews (11 months ago)
Really enjoyed this documentary. Can never get enough documentaries on Vegas and gambling.
Zach InTheHat (4 months ago)
I don’t even find gambling particularly fun but it’s very interesting as a concept.
Julian Julian (11 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 (8 months ago)
@buzzclick500 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰👌
keithjohnson839 (8 months ago)
@buzzclick500 you sick of all that winning?
Mike Rodgers (9 months ago)
@Julian Julian trump more successful than you 😁
J S (11 months ago)
i wish i had the rep of fixing the world series
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
J S i
Mandobas Banuelos (1 year ago)
People. Fish,hunt,golf,use drugs,drink etc and me just love to gamble.
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Gayle Elizabeth sorry
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Mandobas Banuelos people
Gayle Elizabeth (9 months ago)
Mandobas Banuelos ...Sorry for you.
alex de pfeffel (1 year ago)
"...the original americans..."
farina (1 year ago)
Thanks for a very interesting and informative hour and a half
jerry johnson (1 year ago)
Feels good to be a texas holdem poker player! Aint easy! But it is worth it!
marbleman52 (1 year 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.
alex de pfeffel (1 year ago)
we don't believe you 😋 lol
dano r (1 year 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.
Tomasz Klisz (29 days ago)
Well said.
Clinton Rusthoven (11 months ago)
Indeed
Jay Lovesu (1 year 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 (11 months ago)
brian anderson hahahaha
brian anderson (1 year 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
Pink Lion Gaming (22 days ago)
@Bastille lol I just have $500 to a Nigerian man to transfer $20M first thing I'm gonna buy is a new computer
Dog wag (5 months ago)
cruisepaige Idiot!
Shane Gulley (10 months ago)
@Zygimantas Adomavicius would just withdrawal it then take it with me as cash lol hahhhah
cruisepaige (10 months ago)
There is nothing glamorous about gambling.
Zygimantas Adomavicius (1 year ago)
@Bastille Good luck transferring money from Nigerian bank to a UK bank for example. It will automatically be reported to HMRC.
francis lea (1 year ago)
39.45 ish. JP Morgan, morals ? Ha ha ha ha ha ha. As if.
Cider Waffles (1 year ago)
: D
Thomas Bingel (1 year ago)
Very recommendable
petrsson (1 year ago)
One of best documentary 👍😎
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
petrsson yes
Rare Form (1 year ago)
The real question , what year was this documented ?
You're should of learnt grammer ! (5 months ago)
1999
moestavernprankcall (6 months ago)
joseph Latino 1999
moestavernprankcall (6 months ago)
mksrookies 1999
moestavernprankcall (6 months ago)
1999
mksrookies (1 year 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.
Tomasz Klisz (29 days ago)
Go to ElCortez on Fremont st. they have coin machines
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
You're should of learnt grammer ! (5 months ago)
You are RIGHT! Sports betting rules! :D
Gayle Elizabeth (9 months ago)
Albert Einstein ...Keep telling yourself that...
Lantzmania ! (1 year ago)
Classic!!!
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 (6 months ago)
dog guy how about they open up some of that fine sweet Indian pussy
dog guy (1 year ago)
How about this, it's their land, they should be able to open casinos if they want to
Anita Mitchell (2 years ago)
Hey guys, don't forget about Laughlin, Nv. Come on down!
richard wilmot Ph.D (2 years 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...
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
richard wilmot Ph.D lol
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
@UncleOwen 🙄
Michael Dean (2 years ago)
Thanks for this, DocSpot. Very informative. :)
Womb Raider (2 years ago)
Great channel here with great content! Thanks for the uploads! Reminds me of the old days when the history channel was interesting.
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Hedy LAMARR high rollers
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Hedy LAMARR were cold blooded gamblers
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Latoya Grant stuck device
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Latoya Grant and it investigates it when it loses control
James Faulkner (3 months ago)
Latoya Grant gravitational yes
Sonny Corleone (2 years ago)
Very good documentary on Gambling ! Thanks for the upload. :)
Hedy LAMARR (6 months ago)
🙄