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April 12, 2004 at 2:22 pm #585098AnonymousInactiveApril 12, 2004 at 2:39 pm #647899vladcizsolMember
I bet the casinos LOVE this story as more then a few people will follow suit and try what this guy did.
I am glad he won, but I bet the same thing has happened dozens of times where the player LOST everything on one spin too. No one tells you about those stories though…April 12, 2004 at 3:17 pm #647901AnonymousGuest
I heard that news story on the radio last night.
What a very stupid thing to do!April 12, 2004 at 3:48 pm #647902AnonymousInactive
I saw it on the news on TV this morning – at least he was young enough to pick up and go start over if he lost it all.April 12, 2004 at 3:53 pm #647903AnonymousInactive
I think that’s what he was counting on, too.
QUOTE]Originally posted by Dominique
I saw it on the news on TV this morning – at least he was young enough to pick up and go start over if he lost it all.April 12, 2004 at 5:06 pm #647906AnonymousInactive
I am glad he won, but I bet the same thing has happened dozens of times where the player LOST everything on one spin too. No one tells you about those stories though…
People loose everything very frequently.
Some of these people that bet everything and loose also kill
themselves shortly afterwards … interesting that they don’t
make a special on this with as much hoopla.
:rolleyes:April 12, 2004 at 7:55 pm #647910AnonymousInactive
This was part of a documentary made for SkyTV over here. I missed the live finale though, so didn’t know that he’d actually won. He was kinda covered by the fact that Sky had doubtless paid him a fair old sum to make the documentary, so he’d mitigated his risk, as any half-decent gambler should do.
You got to vote whether he should place it on red or black. I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t vote that he put his life’s worth on double zero, though. That would have been far more entertaining.
I saw that many of the Vegas casinos wouldn’t take his bet though. They don’t really like to give the impression that anyone ever loses.April 12, 2004 at 9:28 pm #647916AnonymousInactive
Don’t worry he had the money side well sorted.
I got a marketing email from one of the online casinos who were basically going to pay him £10k if he lost. Presumably there would have been more sponsors, including the fee Sky would have paid for the program. I imagine all that would have just about covered his £70k bet.
Smart bet, but I do hope it doesn’t inspire a bunch of people to wager away their lives.April 12, 2004 at 10:48 pm #647921AnonymousInactive
It’s a wonder he didn’t do it naked with Golden Palace written across his chest.April 12, 2004 at 11:25 pm #647924AnonymousInactive
It’s a wonder he didn’t do it naked with Golden Palace written across his chest.April 12, 2004 at 11:42 pm #647927AnonymousGuest
Originally posted by Jarvi
It’s a wonder he didn’t do it naked with Golden Palace written across his chest.