[FoRK] Betting it all
Contempt for Meatheads
jbone at place.org
Mon Apr 12 06:10:37 PDT 2004
Here in America we call this behavior "entrepreneurship." ;-)
CNN QuickVote says:
Would you bet your life savings on a single spin of the roulette wheel?
Yes 6% 5941 votes
No 94% 86853 votes
Total: 92794 votes
At least he had the sense not to let it ride...
Man bets all on roulette and wins
Now the subject of TV show
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Reuters) -- A British man who sold all his
possessions, including his clothes, stood in a rented tuxedo on Sunday
surrounded by family and friends and bet everything on a single spin of
the roulette wheel.
He won't go home empty handed.
Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old Londoner, sold all his possessions in
March, took $135,300 to the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, did some low
stakes gambling and then placed everything he had left on "Red."
The wheel was spun, a crowd of supporters including his Mum and Dad
from London went wild, the ball bobbled over the slots and landed on
Red '7' -- and Revell walked away with $270,600.
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