Baccarat has always been seen as a game for high-rollers because to properly enjoy it in a casino, you'll need a pretty sizable bankroll. With that in mind, many people wouldn't be surprised to learn that there have been some pretty significant winnings over the past few decades. However, what many people may be surprised by is just how large many of these winnings have been, with a significant amount of them being in the millions of dollars.
On top of this, this upward trend in winnings is something that doesn't show any sign of slowing down soon. Because of that, it looks as though we'll be seeing a significant amount more winnings that can be surprisingly huge. This is especially true when it comes to the likes of online casinos, which have rapidly become some of the most popular places to gamble across the world. With all of that in mind, over the past few decades, there have a number of quite large winnings that may leave some people awestruck.
Of course, billionaire baccarat is going to have quite a large jackpot. However, many people may be surprised about the actual amount that was won by billionaire Akio Kashiwagi, who has often been seen as a ‘whale' when it comes to baccarat players. This is chiefly because of the amount of money he's able to spend during a baccarat game. As such, in the lead up to his big win in the 1990s, he was regularly putting forth $100K and $200K hands, over a few hours. He eventually managed to win the competition and take home a cool $6,000,000.
While very little information has been made public about this entry, there are a few facts that we do know. One of the most notable of these is the fact that, over the course of a few months, the Crown Casino in Melbourne lost $55,000,000 in baccarat games. This losing streak almost put the Australian casino out of business, for obvious reasons, but this is something that they managed to avoid.
That being said, not all of this was to the same person, unfortunately. However, out of the countless people that had a hand in these losses, there is one anonymous player who managed to make a significant claim to this fortune by winning $12 million, which at the time was the most anyone had ever one at baccarat. Since winning, the big winner has still managed to stay anonymous.
World Series Of Baccarat
The $12 million wins managed to stay in the history books for quite some time. However, it was unseated a few years later by another significant win, although not by too much of a margin. Having said that, a record-setting win in Macao in 2015 netted Lin Haisan a staggering HKD100 million, or $12.9 million dollars. Haisan managed to take home the fortune after winning the World Series Baccarat Championship. Since then, Lin Haisan has still managed to hold the record for most baccarat winnings, although times have been changing in recent years with competition jackpots getting larger and larger with every passing year.
Having said that, to get a chance of winning anything close to these in a casino or baccarat competition, then you'll need to pay a significant amount of money up front to be eligible for many of them. However, that isn't the case when it comes to an online casino; as such, many online baccarat websites can offer quite a significant amount of winnings with only a small up-front investment, which may help explain why they've become so popular over the past few years.