Saw this news on reddit and it rocked me. George Lambert Kent aka the world’s greatest gambler aka Bambino Bets aka guy behind GuyGate recently passed away.
George Lambert Kent,73, loving husband to Dena Marie Petter Kent, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020. George was born in Cincinnati, OH, son of Rosella Tedesco Kent and Earl Langdon Kent. He graduated from St. Thomas More Catholic Grade School, DeSales High School (1965) and Bellarmine University.
George served as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy aboard the USS Saratoga, USS Kennedy and USS Forrestal during the Vietnam War. He earned the National Defense Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
George worked at Ford Motor Company for his entire career, spanning 37 years in both hourly and salaried positions, often working as much overtime as possible to support his family. Outside of work, he enjoyed bowling, softball, boating, Superbowl parties, cruising and holidays with friends and family.
For over 45 years, George volunteered as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, adult server and a member of the Befriender Ministry at St. Athanasius, St. Barnabas and St. Gabriel parishes. He also volunteered his time and talent on the Fundraiser Committee for the Pregnancy Resource Center.George was well known for his beaming smile, generosity, friendships and how to dance to any genre of music. George never met a stranger – he made a connection with everyone and storytelling was always a part of the process.
Big blow to the gambling twitter community. Guy just handed out winner after winner after winner. Look at his record and his last tweet. He was a hero among men.
I've given away about $1,000 w/ sports gone but nothing will compare to the money we'll make when its back
POD: 95-47 +$38,180
POM: 28-13 +$62,350
POY: 8-0 +$80,000
I love helping you folks out! I'll be ready for the return and I hope you'll be there with me!
— George Kent (@Bambino_Bets) May 14, 2020
And on a much lighter note, he provided one of the most memorable moment in Barstool history with being the man behind Guygate. Dave Portnoy found out that an intern was holding out on the betters at Barstool with a guy that was banging winners. He got out of bed and went into the office just to confront the intern and it made for can’t miss internet.
RIP George, hope you’re helping Ab Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony cover the spread.
UPDATE: HE LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!
I am alive please let that other man rest in peace. I appreciate the sentiment folks but that isn't me in the obituary.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD that I am alive and well and back for the return of sports!
— George Kent (@Bambino_Bets) July 25, 2020