Ernest Hemingway – the Man, the Legend, the Gambler

Ernest Hemingway – the Man, the Legend, the Gambler Source: Open Culture Ernest Hemingway was the ultimate alpha male. He hunted, loved bullfighting, gambled was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature; he’s best known for his works A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. All things considered, he grabbed life by the balls in a way that few ever will. In this post, we tip our hats to one of modern literature’s most daring men!

The Man

Ernest Hemingway once said, “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Appropriately, Hemingway lived and died the only way he knew how ─ like there was no tomorrow! Here's a short bio we found on YouTube:

The Legend

There are many stories of Ernest Hemingway but none as good as this: while in a bar drinking with friends, Hemingway bets the table ten dollars that he can write an entire story in just 6 words. They accept, Hemingway writes "For sale: baby shoes, never worn" on a napkin, passes it around the table and collects his winnings. He then proceeds to call it his best work.

The Gambler

“To hell with luck. I’ll bring the luck with me.” The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway enjoyed living life on the edge. Life, after all, was his raw material and through his writing Hemingway challenged, characterised and questioned his surroundings. It also meant that he enjoyed gambling, and preferred poker above everything else.  It is said that he played poker the way that he lived life, and would measure a man on his will to win: “Never call; either raise or put it down.” Ernest Hemingway – the Man, the Legend, the Gambler Source: History Things Did you enjoy this post? Check out the 5 books every gambler needs to read, and then visit Royal Vegas and try our popular casual games.


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