Haralabos Voulgaris

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Haralabos Voulgaris
Nickname(s)Bob
Born (1975-07-04) July 4, 1975 (age 47)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)None
Money finish(es)1
World Poker Tour
Title(s)None
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)11
European Poker Tour
Title(s)None
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1
Information accurate as of 3 December 2014.

Haralabos "Bob" Voulgaris (born July 4, 1975) is a Greek Canadian professional gambler and principal owner of soccer club CD Castellón.[1] Formerly the Director of Quantitative Research and Development for the Dallas Mavericks,[2] Voulgaris was considered one of the most prolific NBA sports bettors in the world.[3][4][5]

Gambling career[edit]

In addition to NBA betting, Voulgaris is also a poker enthusiast who has cashed for $3.090 million in live tournaments (as of September 2020).[6] He won that sum over the course of 14 years and 19 different events.

One of his biggest wins dates back from September 2007, when he finished 3rd in the $10K NLHE Championship event at the WPT Borgata Open for $434,560.

He came in fourth place in the 2017 WSOP One Drop event for his largest tournament win, pocketing $1,158,883.[7]

Voulgaris also participates in Live Cash Games, and as such, appeared on PokerGO’s revived version of Poker After Dark. He played a super high stakes, $300/$600 NLHE cash game session against Phil Galfond, Bill Perkins, and others.

Tom Dwan’s alleged million-dollar debt[edit]

During an interview given to Joe Ingram back in 2015, Voulgaris mentioned a “former NVG superhero” poker pro owing him millions of dollars after he agreed to place bets for him with an unknown bookmaker. The poker scene did the rest, with influencers such as Doug Polk speculating on the identity of said poker player, and coming to the conclusion that it could be Tom Dwan, a rumor that has not been confirmed.[8] On Joe Ingram's October 7th, 2022 podcast Voulgaris referenced the multi-million dollar debt and acknowledged that Tom has repaid him.[9]

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

On October 4, 2018, the Dallas Mavericks hired Voulgaris as Director of Quantitative Research and Development.[10] On June 16, 2021, just two days after an article was released about conflicts that had arisen in the front office, conflicting reports surfaced that Voulgaris and the Mavericks parted ways.[11][12]

CD Castellón[edit]

Voulgaris acquired Spanish soccer club CD Castellón in July 2022. The move came one year after Voulgaris departed his role as Director of Quantitative Research and Development for the Dallas Mavericks.[13] CD Castellón plays in Spain's third division, Primera División RFEF – Group 2. When Voulgaris purchased the club, the team had not reached the top-level Spanish soccer league La Liga in more than three decades.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Livingstone scores a success with the sale of CD Castellón". livingstonepartners.com. Retrieved 2022-10-11.
  2. ^ "Dallas Mavericks have parted ways with Haralabos Voulgaris". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  3. ^ Eden, Scott (2013-02-21). "Meet the world's top NBA gambler". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  4. ^ Hill, David (2011-04-28). "Betting It All On Basketball: A Gambler's Grind In The NBA". Business Insider. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  5. ^ O'Connor, Kevin. "Green Room Podcast". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Haralabos Voulgaris' profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  7. ^ "Full list of WSOP One Drop Entrants". PocketFives. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  8. ^ "Haralabos Voulgaris's Life: Biggest Profits, Losses and Net Worth". Somuchpoker. 2020-08-20. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  9. ^ "WTF!! New Information!!!! Robbi Vs Garrett | Day 45". YouTube.
  10. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian. "Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Inside the Mavericks front office, Mark Cuban's shadow GM is causing a rift with Luka Doncic".
  12. ^ "Reports Conflict On Whether Haralabos Voulgaris Will Remain With Mavericks". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  13. ^ "Haralabos Voulgaris Purchasing a Spanish Soccer Club". pokernews.com. Retrieved 2022-10-11.
  14. ^ "An ex-NBA exec and gambling maestro wants to take on Real Madrid and Barcelona. Will his latest bet lift an underdog Spanish soccer team?". espn.com. Retrieved 2022-10-11.

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