Poker Pro Allen Kessler Wins Nearly 655K Pennies On Penny Slot Machine
The 'Chainsaw' Famous For Being A Grinder Of Gambling Machines
That’s 654,983 pennies. He said he invested 200 pennies, which is the maximum bet.
Kessler, perhaps known better by his nickname “Chainsaw,” has about $2.5 million in live tournament earnings spanning a lengthy career playing some of the biggest buy-in poker tournaments around.
“I enjoy penny slots that have exciting bonus rounds,” said Kessler, who a couple of years ago admitted that he thinks his competitors see him as the tightest player in poker.
When asked why he plays penny slots considering his lifetime poker earnings, Kessler reiterated that penny slots provide “exciting action” and that video poker, his other casino favorite, has become “kind of boring” after playing it for 20 years.
While Kessler’s hit was sizable, the record for a penny slot appears to be about $3 million, hit more than once — most recently earlier this year in Nevada, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
Photo via Kessler’s Twitter account.
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