Haralabos Voulgaris

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Haralabos Voulgaris
Born (1975-07-04) July 4, 1975 (age 46)
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)1
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)11
European Poker Tour
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 former professional gambler, primarily a sports bettor and the Director of Quantitative Research and Development for the Dallas Mavericks.[1] Voulgaris was considered one of the most prolific NBA sports bettors in the world.[2][3] [4]

Gambling career[edit]

Voulgaris started betting on the NBA in the late 1990s. By the time he was 25, he had amassed a fortune and was regularly placing $1,000,000 in bets during a single day of NBA games. He made millions exploiting his edge of observing game-management tendencies by three head coaches, Eddie Jordan, Jerry Sloan, and Byron Scott.

Voulgaris is also a poker enthusiast who has cashed for $3.090 million in live tournaments (as of September 2020).[5] He won that sum over the course of 14 years and 19 different events.

One of his biggest win 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 .[6]

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.[7]

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

On October 4, 2018, the Dallas Mavericks hired Voulgaris as Director of Quantitative Research and Development.[8] 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.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sources: Mavs hire ex-pro gambler Voulgaris". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  2. ^ Eden, Scott (2013-02-21). "Meet the world's top NBA gambler". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  3. ^ Hill, David (2011-04-28). "Betting It All On Basketball: A Gambler's Grind In The NBA". Business Insider. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  4. ^ O'Connor, Kevin. "Green Room Podcast". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ "Haralabos Voulgaris' profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  6. ^ "Full list of WSOP One Drop Entrants". PocketFives. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  7. ^ "Haralabos Voulgaris's Life: Biggest Profits, Losses and Net Worth". Somuchpoker. 2020-08-20. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  8. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian. "Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ https://theathletic.com/2649806/2021/06/14/inside-the-mavericks-front-office-mark-cubans-shadow-gm-is-causing-a-rift-with-luka-doncic/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Reports Conflict On Whether Haralabos Voulgaris Will Remain With Mavericks". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2021-06-16.

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