Everything You Need to Know About Mikki Mase, the Self-Proclaimed “King of Baccarat”

Michael David Meiterman, who goes by Mikki Mase, is well known in Las Vegas and Los Angeles gambling circles as the self-proclaimed “King of Baccarat.” He has also shown up on popular online and television poker cash game streams and has a big following on social media.

The heavily-tattooed gambling personality is the subject of our article today and we’ll tell you all you need to know about him and his history in the casinos.

Who is Mikki Mase?

Mikki is a professional gambler who has recently gained notoriety amongst the poker crowd due to his recent appearances on the Hustler Casino Live and Live at the Bike! poker streams.

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He has been on a few television and YouTube docuseries such as Hustlers Gamblers and Crooks where he has given an inside look over his alleged profitable career in casino games such as baccarat and craps.

Mikki Mase has an ever-growing social media presence that he uses to showcase an alleged lavish lifestyle. His Instagram account (@dirtygothboi) has nearly 500,000 followers at the time of writing.

He is also the subject of many TikTok videos that have amassed over a million views each. An especially-popular video involves Mikki Mase’s girlfriend supposedly finding a $2.5M check laying around in his house.

Though Mikki Mase’s age is kept close to his chest, arrest records that use the name Michael David Meiterman and look like him without the tattoos show that he was born on October 27, 1991.

Although he would be 32 at the time of writing, he has told PokerNews that he has “been a sick degenerate gambler for 25-plus years.”

How Mikki Mase Made His Money

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Mikki Mase’s net worth is estimated to be around $8.5M to $43.5M, based on who you ask, and claims to have developed a strategy to beat table games such as craps and baccarat.

While there are a number of stories that he has told regarding his come up, one thing that’s constant is that he was involved in underground gambling in New Jersey from the time he was 13 or even younger.

He was also the owner of a controversial network of pharmacies, rehabilitation centers, and clinical labs. Mikki Mase claims to have retired after selling his business around the time he was 28.

There are stories that he has told where he gambled against local Jewish kids in his neighborhood, often winning their Bar Mitzvah money.

He has also told tales of incredible gambling sprees, running up his $200 to over $800,000 and turning $50,000 into $6.2M. Mikki Mase’s biggest win is allegedly $11,526,000.

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What we can confidently tell you is that he has not made any significant money playing poker tournaments.

He has one sole $600 cash reported to The Hendon Mob from a 34th-place finish in a $400 No-Limit Hold’Em Deep Stack Bounty side event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in April 2023.

“Banned” From Las Vegas?

Mikki Mase has repeatedly claimed that his average baccarat bet in Las Vegas was $243,000, a figure that few of us can comprehend.

He’s also stated on multiple occasions that he is currently banned from all casinos in Las Vegas because he is simply “too good” and wins too much from the casinos.

There have also been headlines out there that claim he’s banned from every single casino in the world.

Given that he’s been able to play on poker live streams, which are held in casinos, we can already debunk that myth.

Many have alleged that he’s banned from certain casinos for scamming players by “coaching” them and getting a cut of their winnings.

While he certainly still gambles in Los Angeles, he maintains a firm stance that he cannot gamble anywhere in the Las Vegas area.

According to a December 2023 report in the Las Vegas Review Journal, there are a grand total of 36 people that are in Nevada’s black book and are banned from playing in any of the state’s casinos.

While state-wide casino bans are certainly rare, the video below gives Las Vegas casinos a pretty good reason to not let him gamble at their establishments.

Mikki Mase is shown logging into his various casino accounts to show his win/loss records, many of which are in the hundreds of thousands or even millions on the plus side.

Believe What You Like

Whether you want to believe Mikki Mase’s gambling tales of high-level baccarat strategy or not is up to you.

Many experienced players and armchair gamblers alike have severe doubts over many of his stories.

They believe, at best, he is involved in edge sorting, which involves noticing irregularities on the back of playing cards to determine whether or not the card is to your advantage.

Phil Ivey, one of the richest poker players ever, was notably caught up in an eight-year multi-million legal battle with Borgata as well as Crockfords in London over an edge-sorting baccarat scandal.

Ivey lost both of his battles and was forced to pay back just north of $10M to Borgata and was refused his £7.7M ($11M) in Punto Banco winnings from Crockfords.

When normal people learn how to play baccarat, they understand that the house always has an edge, though it’s one of the lowest edges amongst all casino games.

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Blaise Bourgeois
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Blaise is an Expert Gambling Writer and a professional poker player in Brazil. He has played and traveled throughout Latin America for the last four-and-a-half years and recently won his first WSOP Circuit ring! He received his Master's in Sport Management and Sports Analytics from St. John's University. Blaise also holds a Mathematics and Computer Science degree from SUNY Purchase, where he still holds the school's Men's Soccer record for goals in a season. Blaise has worked for Catena Media, OddsSeeker, WSOP, PokerNews, and Poker.Org in various capacities. He has a passion for extensive research and aims to provide accurate…