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08-12-2019, 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by ChicagoRJ View Post
Artie lives in Las Vegas. He's retired. Plays some 1P in his garage now and again. And yes, he was as good as advertised. I grew up watching him play. Unorthodox style but he just rarely missed any shot that was makeable. But, the good ones never do

He had a knack at winning at gambling, including sports gambling in Vegas.
So good, the Casino's didn't want his action anymore. He's a hustler's hustler. Always made the right game pool game, always jacked up the bet. If you wanted to bet $500, he wanted to make it $1500.

He knew he was going to play the same for $1 or $1M but the other guy, not so much. His life story would really be a good movie, especially his "dealings" with the Casino's. He can eat at the Casino's, as I was out there about 10 years ago, he just can't even sit down and play a hand of $10 black jack. Pretty funny if you think about it.

He is in the 1P Hall of Fame as one of the better road hustlers around. Now, he likes being a grandpa and do plenty of babysitting these days
His rep was that he was unbeatable in Chicago (Bensingers and North Shore) at One Pocket. He took on all comers and I never heard of anyone escaping with the money. He was smart enough to know when he had a bad game too. He played me one game of Banks for $50 and I ran three and out and he quit me.


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