The founder of Circus Circus and hardcore poker player Guy Laliberte has told the Journal de Montreal that he lost $26 million in a single year while playing poker with various pros.
Laliberte said that he used to play some of the most prominent poker players in the world on Full Tilt Poker, and often paid the price as a result. He goes on to claim that some of those players scammed him, but he did not elaborate much on the claims.
The gambling magnate says that he now sticks to major tournaments, and has become a respected player who generally finishes in respectable spots. He also works on organizing the large poker tournament "Big One for One Drop", which raises funds for clean water development in third world countries.