“Gambling is not about how well you play the game, it’s really about how well you handle your money.” and who knows it better than Nicholas.
David Nicholas is a 25-year-old entrepreneur and a Casino streamer from Australia, an Adelaide-based high-roller who goes by the name ‘The Captain Davo’ to showcase his gambling exploits. Although he also calls himself Mark Petersfield on his well-known YouTube channel, he live streams his play and holds weekly Q&A sessions on Facebook for his fans. Although, Anti-gambling groups believe that this sort of publicity glamorizes the gambling industry. His YouTube channel description reads, “‘Hi there Mark Petersfield here also known as The Captain Davo, I started my gambling career when I was 18 years old, since then I have been diagnosed as an addict, Cheers”.
With over 6,53,000 Instagram followers and even more people subscribed to his YouTube channel, 25-year-old Nicholas documents the highs and lows of gambling and vast amounts of money on almost daily basis. Over on Instagram, the self-described gambling addict shows his fans how he spends his money by posting images of a AU$400,000 (US$271,000) astonishing Porsche 911 Carrera GT3 and lots of pictures with female models. His social media profiles display gambling adverts and casinos and gambling houses love to host him at their establishments because he brings excitement to a relatively quiet and mundane sport. Nicholas has become one of the world’s most well-known and respected gamblers, hitting up profits from casinos across the globe. He’s known for his unshakable confidence at the gambling table and his relentless desire to win every game.
As a corporate business and marketing professional, Captain Davo undoubtedly mastered certain skills and qualities such as delivering effective communication, building interpersonal relationships, strategizing and solving intricate problems. These attributes made Captain Davo a highly valuable business professional and helped to make him a gambling high roller and a YouTube and social media sensation.
Nicholas has hit more than 13 million viewers since he set up his YouTube channel and more than 43,000 Facebook followers. The social media influencer also has a website, called ‘The Captain Davo’, that sells caps for $35. Even though gambling is considered to be a dark or a secretive sport, Nicholas fans adore the ability to experience an up close and personal view of what it’s like to sit at the gambling table with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake and the pressure of making the right decisions. “It’s an adrenaline rush like nothing else and is a very risky stuff. I was fortunate enough to be in a position where I’ve got the money there to be able to gamble but if you’re trying to replicate that sort of action without the bankroll, you’re going to be in a big trouble” says Nicholas before signing off.