Published: Wed, April 10, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Las Vegas Professional Sports Gambler Breaks Jeopardy Record

Las Vegas Professional Sports Gambler Breaks Jeopardy Record

The previous record was $30,000 less than what Holzhauer claimed Tuesday: a $77,000 win by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010, according to a release by the show.

He has a long ways to go to catch "Jeopardy!" legend Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in 2004 and accumulated more than $2.5 million in winnings.

It marked the fourth triumph in a row for Holzhauer, who will face two new challengers Wednesday, when he will attempt to win his fifth consecutive game.

In Tuesday's episode, Holzhauer entered the final round with a total of $72,600, betting $38,314.


Holzhauer twice risked his whole pot on Daily Doubles, and won both as well, with questions (not answers, this is "Jeopardy!") of "What is anemia?" and "Who is Jesse James?" respectively.

A Jeopardy! contestant just beat the house in record fashion.

The professional gambler has a history of competing on game shows, having won an appearance on Game Show Network's The Chase back in 2014 and been called one of the toughest competitors in the show's history. Professional gambler James Holzauer broke the record for single-game winnings on the game show Jeopardy!, taking home almost $111,000 on Tuesday's episode. The episode that aired Tuesday was taped February 11.

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