Had no air conditioning. Small potatoes for Walters.
“By far. “Yes. So, how does a professional gambler approach the big game?
Walters just missed a 60-foot putt, but after only three holes, he was up $17,000. And he showed us how the hustle worked with Gene McCarlie, an old friend and casino owner.
“That’s a lot of money,” Logan remarked.
“How much money have you taken off him over the years?” Logan asked.
“What’s the price?” Walters asked.
“Five-to-one for birdie,” McCarlie replied.
He gambled on the Super Bowl last year and won $3.5 million. Nevada is the only state in the country where taking bets on individual games is legal. Now, he’s a very wealthy man,” Walters replied.. Most bettors come to a sports book inside the casino, to lay their bets, wagering $2.5 billion dollars every year.
Asked if there’s anything he doesn’t gamble on, Walters replied, “Not really.”
“Ten,” McCarlie said.
“He is,” both men replied simultaneously, laughing.
“You got it for a dime!” Walters agreed.
Walters has been almost as elusive as Howard Hughes, avoiding publicity, reluctant to reveal his secrets.
On the day we went along, the two buddies decided to play for $5,000 a hole, with a few side bets along the way.
“Who’s the better golfer?” correspondent Lara Logan asked Walters and McCarlie on a golf course.
Asked what his biggest win was on a round of golf, Walters said, “Probably a million bucks, around a million dollars.”
Copyright 2011 CBS. I never got to bed to with it. Believe me,” McCarlie added.
“I’ll take 15,” Walters countered.
“What’s the most you’ve ever made on a hole?” Logan asked.
When it comes to gambling, everybody knows the house has the advantage. But there are some high rollers who consistently win, and it’s hard to find anyone better at winning than Billy Walters.
He bets on football and basketball, is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and has been so successful that many Las Vegas bookmakers are afraid to even take his bets.
But after 30 years of unprecedented success, the man who calls himself a Kentucky hillbilly agreed for the first time to open the door into his betting life in Las Vegas – a life he describes as one long hustle – in betting parlors, in pool rooms and on the golf course.
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When Walters golfs, it’s mostly for fun. I lost it all in the Horseshoe Hotel playing blackjack before I went to bed,” he replied.
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“Probably $400,000,” Walters said.
“When I met him, he was driving an old Cadillac full of bullet holes. He used to make his living off it