Betting your life savings on roulette

MSNBC is running a story about Londoner, Ashley Revell, who claims to be a professional gambler, placing a $135,300 bet on “Red” resulting in a $270,600 payoff. Just in case you’re thinking that the $135,300 bet might have been chump change to this high roller, it wasn’t. It was everything he owned. He even sold his clothes for the chance to come to Las Vegas and put it all on the line.

The whole story isn’t out yet though. It seems he sold the rights to the story before he even left England to a reality television show so there’s a good chance a major motivating factor was not the gambling but the potential celebrity.

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.

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    Betting your life savings on roulette

    MSNBC
    is running
    a story
    about Londoner, Ashley Revell, who claims to be a professional
    gambler, placing a $135,300 bet on "Red" resulting in a $270,600
    payoff. Just in case you’re thinking that the $135,300 bet might have been chump
    change to this high roller, it wasn’t. It was everything he owned. He even sold
    his clothes for the chance to come to Las Vegas and put it all on the line.

    The whole story isn’t out yet though. It seems he sold the rights to the
    story before he even left England to a reality television show so there’s a good
    chance a major motivating factor was not the gambling but the potential
    celebrity.

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