At least one blackjack card counter launched a successful career as an investment banker after a colleague lured him to Wall Street by calling it the world's largest casino -- adding, "and they can't throw you out."
Poker champion Chris "Jesus" Ferguson has listed his day job as day trader -- although he evidently is a better card player than stock picker. "Poker," he once famously said, "supports my gambling habit."
It's easy to spot comparisons between Wall Street investing and Vegas-style gambling.
The seemingly disparate worlds, their terminologies and even some of their major players do tend to overlap.
You'll hear Las Vegas sports handicappers say they're "long" on the Lions, "bullish" on the Bears or "bearish" on the Bulls.