Top 7 Gamblers in Poland
Despite its large population of around 38 million people, Poland does not have many gamblers. At the same time, their “” is becoming more popular in the country. The thing is that it is more available these days, so more people can play casino games online.
Poker is one of the favourites in Poland, and you can find it at any online casino. Therefore, it is not surprising that you can take part in a poker tournament at almost any time of the year. It was not always like that, though, because gambling was forbidden in Poland for a long period of time.
The good news is that poker is one of the casino games allowed in the country, and the number of enthusiasts is constantly growing. Below, you can find a list of the most famous gamblers in Poland.
1. Nic Szeremeta
He is a poker player of Polish and English descent who is also known as the publisher of Poker Europa magazine. Poker is not the only thing Szeremeta is famous for because he is also the creator of the Late Night Poker TV series. In 1996, the gambler became the first non-American who won the World Series of Poker Media Event. The biggest live tournament cash he got was 18,046 dollars.
2. Dzmitry Urbanovich
He is the biggest-earning player of all time currently because his winnings make up more than 6.1 million dollars in total. Dzmitry was born in Belarus, but his nationality is Polish. The gambler is extremely successful and is considered to be the best poker player worldwide. However, Urbanovich was not always famous because he began playing this game being a teenager. Then, he lost a lot. 2015 was the best poker year ever in his life because Dzmitry won more than half of his total profits in just one year.
3. Dominik Panka
This one has been regarded as the second-best professional gambler for more than 10 years. Dominik started playing online games in 2009 and managed to build a great career. The total earnings make up more than 3.1 million dollars. The most impressive success was in 2014 when Panka won first place in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. That is when he received more than 1.4 million dollars.
4. Bartlomiej Machon
The total live earnings of this gambler make up more than 2.5 million dollars. The best outcome was in the Super High Roller event in 2017. Machon`s prize was a little over one million dollars. He also takes part in partypoker live tournaments, and the biggest success was in Barcelona and Nottingham events.
5. Sebastian Malec
Malec is one of the top gamblers who is also one of the young and promising poker players. Currently, his total winnings make up 1.4 million dollars. The most successful game was in 2016, when he won 1.2 million dollars. In addition to being a gambler, Malec is a professional chess player who used to play this game seriously when he was a teenager.
6. Marcin `Goral` Horecki
He was the leading gambler on the Poland All Time Money List for years, but he was surpassed by the younger poker players in Poland. The total earnings in his career make up only around 1.4 million dollars. The most impressive win was at the 2008 EPT London, when the gambler got nearly 555,000 dollars.
7. Wiktor Malinowski
He is one of the youngest professional poker players. The gambler is focused on mid to high stakes and started his career in 2019. Before that, Wiktor played handball professionally. In 2021, the player won one of the biggest bonuses ever – 3.6 million dollars. That is when he became number two on the all-time money list in Poland.