[FoRK] Betting it all

Elias Sinderson elias at cse.ucsc.edu
Mon Apr 12 09:57:05 PDT 2004


He clearly should have bet on 'Red 7'... What a fool.


Elias

P.S. This may seen inane from your perspective, 20-20 hindsight and all, 
but I *always* bet Red 7.



Contempt for Meatheads wrote:

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