Richard Marcus

You don't to need to go by Richard Marcus's words that he born just for gambling, he indeed was. Even while he was a little kid growing up, his interest was in guessing the color of the car that would have come round the next corner and betting for his favorite baseball cards. He still recalls that he would wake up gambling & go to bed gambling.


When Marcus arrived at Vegas in the year of 1976, he was just a young boy, too small to be ready for real gambling. Little did he know that this place was a heaven for gamblers! Soon his talent in gambling paid him off well. He tried betting in trifectas and made good money with it and managed to save around 20 thousand to thirty thousand dollars.

This money he got in racetrack betting turned quite handy in his further attempts in gambling in Vegas. His favorite was Baccarat and he the very first investment had by then turned into a huge hundred thousand dollars. But then the sad part happened, he lost it all in a couple of days. Everything was gone. From luxury suites he was now a homeless and jobless man. He did not lose his hope & got a night shift in a casino & took admission in a dealer school to improve his skills.

He got himself a dealer's job at Queens's casino and started dealing blackjack and baccarat. There he found out how for one's own gain the dealers like him could easily be exploited.


At the pinnacle of the game, his team was doing the job of dropping very efficiently 5000 dollar chips beneath 100 dollar chips. The result was they stand to make 10,100 dollars for every winning hand & lost just 300 dollars for losing hands. They were comfortably making 40 to 50 thousand dollars each weekend and it did not take long for Marcus to amass hundreds and thousands of dollars.

Though it was a form of stealing & considered a criminal activity, nothing deterred Marcus from doing that. Neither the security video cameras nor the casino staff ever got on his way of pastposting. It was a kind of art for him, like playing violin.

Like a master musician when he played his violin the staff there danced to his tunes like puppets. Marcus was so successful in his art of pastposting that he would go to the extent of introducing him as: the greatest American pastposter, Richard Marcus.