Richard Marcus was a prolific casino cheat. Although he was caught a few times he was never convicted. Later, he wrote a book about his cheating escapades and made enough money to stop cheating the casinos.
Richard Marcus Casino Cheat – The Early Years
He grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey. His affinity with gambling started as a young child. He used to gamble with his parents on the colour of the next car they would see, when out on trips in the family car.
Later, he used to collect and flip baseball cards with his friends. His friends would often lose so they developed a cheating strategy to beat him. They secretly switched baseball cards amongst themselves and went on to trick him out of his entire collection.