[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." ;-)

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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

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At least he had the sense not to let it ride...

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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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Find this article at:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/11/roulette.win.reut/index.html
  



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