Revell, a 32-year-old Londoner, sold all his possessions
to raise $135,300 to take to the Plaza Hotel in Las
Vegas, did some low stakes gambling and then placed
everything he had left on Red.
wheel was spun, a crowd of supporters including his
Mum and Dad from London watched in fascination, the
ball bobbled over the slots and landed on Red 7, doubling
Revell's net worth to $270,600.
Revell said he did not intend to try to double it
again. He gave a $US600 tip to the croupier and said
that he plans to party and buy some clothes. "It's
really down to my friends and family and Mum and Dad,"
he told Reuters Television. "I knew even if I lost
I'd always have a home to go to."
"I'm still against it," said his dad. "He shouldn't
have done it. He's a naughty boy. I tell my kids they
shouldn't gamble. I've got four others and they're
all going to want to go the same way."
recently a professional gambler, said he decided to
take a big plunge while he was still young and had
raised the stakes as high as possible, including selling
his clothes. "I like to do things properly," he said.
speculates that the gamble may have been fairly well
thought out despite the apparent stupidity of playing
on an American roulette wheel with a double zero.
The proceeds from selling his story to the British
tabloid press would probably exceed the amount risked.
happiest victim of theft ever!
Cheltenham woman who had her debit card stolen was dubbed
the 'happiest victim of theft ever' after the thief
used her card to bet on two horse races.
horses romped home and the winnings were placed by Ladbrokes
directly into her account. Debit card owner Jacqueline
Boanson checked her bank statement upon finding her
card was stolen, and discovered that the balance had
increased by £291.40.
thief Andrew Cameron ended up in court. He was placed
on probation for 12 months.
mother Sheryl Craig has placed a £10 bet with odds of
100,000 to 1 that her son Robert will be a star football
player and be on Scotland's winning World Cup team when
he is older. The optimistic mother will win over one
million pounds if her predictions come true.
Mrs. Craig originally placed a bet at odds of 1,000
to 1 that her son would one day win a senior international
cup for Scotland. The bookmaker then gave her odds on
a second accumulator bet that Robert would be part of
a World Cup winning side.
Mrs. Craig said, "He's got a great attitude towards
football and I just got a feeling he had something,
and when I get a feeling I usually act on it."
William Hill said the odds on Scotland winning the next
World Cup final were 200/1. A spokesperson for the bookmaker
said, "The bet is for more than we usually pay out.
But we have made an exception for Mrs. Craig because
it seemed like a good way of celebrating the start of
the football season."
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