THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, Vegas Runner, real name Gianni Karalis, is a rather sad story. Hopelessly addicted to crystal meth (as you can see in the picture), Vegas Runner (Karalis) exhibits classic drug seeking behavior and has left countless victims in his path as a result. Perhaps the most egregious story dates back to 2004 when he created the ACE Sports Network. It was formed as a hedge fund of sorts where Karalis took on investors and bet in the sportsbooks on their behalf. He marketed himself as a true Vegas professional and for 20% of the profits plus a management fee, you too could be involved in beating the sports books. There was only one problem. In addition to a raging meth habit, Karalis is a degenerate gambler who has never been able to display the proper money management nor the technical wherewithal to make a profitable sports bet.
You know where this story ends up. With the ground quickly sinking beneath him and the money all gone, he needs to create an excuse. Claiming to be on his way to the bank, he stops at a Starbucks for coffee. He gets back into his car and proceeds to the bank but notices something is wrong. His tire is flat. He drives home on the rim to fix the issue. He goes inside and asks his wife to grab the money in the car. But guess what? The money isn’t there. It’s been stolen! In an instant, over $250,000 of investor funds are gone and there are no explanations other than the fact that he must’ve been robbed while he was getting his venti mocha.
Gianni should have chose a better filter.- nik