Hi, my name is Joseph Pigliatti. I am also known as Joey the Pig, Joey the Grave Digger, Mind Your Manners Joey, Joey Galoshes, Joey Dagger, French Toast Joey, Joey Turpentine, Wiseguy Joey and Joey Marmalade. If you don’t mind, I prefer Joey the Pig.

The good folk at gambleonthis.com have asked me to write an article about the best gambler who ever lived. There are so many, but I will try.

The best gambler that I ever saw – not too many people know about. He’s never been on TV. He’s never won millions of dollars from gambling. Hell, he’s never even been to Vegas. He’s from my old neighborhood. His name is Vinnie the Nose.

Vinnie was the best damn poker player I ever came across. It didn’t matter if the game was blackjack or Texas Holdem or 5 card stud or anything else. This guy had the amazing ability to guess what the other players cards were. It was a gift like ESP or something. You couldn’t bluff this guy because he knew exactly what you had in your hand.

Anyhow, it got to the point where nobody would play poker with him. Not because he could tell what cards you had but because he had this strange disease. I forget what the disease is called but when he got into a card game he couldn’t stop sneezing. He’d start sneezing from the time he sat down. It was really quite unnerving. Snot would be flying all over the place. Who the hell can concentrate on poker when snot is spraying all over your cards, your money and your clothes. It was disgusting!

Vinnie couldn’t get into a card game after awhile. He’d sit down and all the other players would run for cover. I don’t blame them. I don’t know if Vinnie was allergic to something or not. But it really is too bad. He could have blown Vegas away.

Vinnie the Nose was the greatest gambler that I ever saw.  I hope the good people at gambleonthis.com like my article. It was fun remembering.

Until next time, arrivederci.

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