Jimmy King leans forward over the poker table with his arms crossed in front of him and glares at the few dollars in the pot, counting what he'll win. Tight poker players like King, who go to the casinos every day just to scratch out enough for a modest living, don't stay in if it isn't worth their time. So every pot, every single dollar he bets, has to be worth the winnings. "Two dollahs more," he says in his Massachusetts accent. "Who's in?" The bet is four bucks now, and eight out of the nine card players foolishly... More >>>
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Palm Beach card shark Jimmy King (left), the crowded Kennel Club poker room where he clocks in every day (middle). At right is card room manager Carmine Mamora.