He either won 20 million, 30 million or 40 million dollars over several days at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 1997 and caused several casino executives to get the axe for reeling in this big whale who sunk their quarterly earnings report. Latest Trending. There is a problem with your email/password. Try again later. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Toinen piti sisällään 777,000 dollaria ja toinen taas oli typötyhjä. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? × GREAT NEWS! Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. GREAT NEWS! Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. Bergstrom bet the Don't Pass line. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. But the Captain is real, and what he has done is just as real, as a handful of casino executives know; but because craps is a negative-expectation game, what the Captain has done whets the desires of craps players worldwide that perhaps someday they can be in his shoes. Family members linked to this person will appear here. Benny Binion had a policy of honoring a bet of any size if it is the player's first bet placed at the casino. At one point in his run, Archie possessed all of the Horseshoe’s $5,000 chips -- over 11 million dollars worth. When it comes to Packer it’s hard to get the facts of his prodigious wins and equally prodigious losses straight. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. [1], After dropping out Bergstrom made a living selling real estate and owning property in Texas. Kerry is said to have tipped one cocktail waitress a house! Packer eyes him and says: "I’ll flip you for it!". ). Binion helped Bergstrom stack his winning into the empty suitcase, which Bergstrom took and disappeared. [Why aren’t there any obnoxious Rhode Islander stories?] The man gets louder: "Do you know who I am? Here are the list of people who risked it all … Failed to report flower. based on information from your browser. Oops, something didn't work. The story of the "suitcase man" has become another modern legend of Las Vegas and it has lost nothing in the telling over a period of almost 20 years. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. Make sure that the file is a photo. This account has been disabled. Please try again later. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. Sorry! We have set your language to William Lee Bergstrom (1951 – February 4, 1985 born in Austin, Texas) commonly known as The Suitcase Man or Phantom Gambler, was a gambler and high roller known for placing the largest bet in casino gambling history at the time amounting to $777,000 ($2.41 million present day amount) at the Horseshoe Casino, which he won. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Gambling, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Gambling on Wikipedia. 56826823, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Geno-seeker (contributor 46980386) .

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