Published On: Sat, Apr 30th, 2016

Israel born billionaire Alec Gores losses $17 Million at Backgammon

Irish gambler JP McManus won $17.4 million from American billionaire Alec E. Gores, but now he is contesting the IRS taking their share of his winnings.

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Nazareth born Alec E. Gores, has lost $17.4 million to Irish gambler JP McManus in the course of a 72-hour backgammon session.

McManus is famous for travelling with a portable backgammon set and, sources acquainted with him tell the Daily Beast, has been known to start games with strangers on airplanes in a (usually successful) attempt to win back his airfare.

But when he sat down with Gores, who is worth $2.1 billion, in November 2012 for what has been described as a ‘serious backgammon match’ he walked away with enough to buy not a plane ticket but a private jet—his winnings were a stunning $17.4 million.

The details of the marathon gambling session emerged in court papers, which have been filed by McManus, who is bringing a case against the IRS.

was caught up in the Anthony Pellicano wire-tapping scandal after he apparently set the private dick on his wife who was having an affair with his brother, might have known better than to get into a game of chance and skill with JP McManus.

The Irish racehorse owner started out as an on-course bookmaker, but went on to amass a property and bloodstock fortune worth over $50m when he switched from taking bets to making them.

Read the full story at Daily Beast, by TOM SYKES

 

 

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