Nick the Greek eventually found his way to Las Vegas, Nevada, in its formative years. He knew the odds of most games and he usually received permission from the house to bet high limits. His gambling escapades became legendary around the world. He gambled in London, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, and many other locations. The gambling houses always extended huge amounts of credit to him. Nick won and lost huge sums of money during his lifetime. It is said that $500 million passed through Nick's hands. This is an exciting story of the world's most famous professional gambler. Although he died broke and destitute in Los Angeles on Christmas night in 1966. His Vegas friends, who brought him home to a funeral befitting a monarch, gave Nick a grand sendoff.