When Ashley Revell was 32 years old he had a whim. He sold all his possessions, including his home and his car, plus much of his wardrobe, and took a flight to Las Vegas. His total bankroll from the sale was equivalent to $135,000 and his plan was to bet it all on one spin of the roulette wheel.
He entered the Plaza Hotel & Casino which is not on The Strip but is lofted downtown. He exchanged his money for chips to play casino games and approached a roulette table where he placed everything he had on red. The ball came to rest in the number 7 pocket, which is red, thus doubling Revell’s money.
He collected his chips, passed around $600 dollars worth to the dealer as a tip, cashed them in for dollars, and left the casino. His original aim had been to fund his entry to the WSOP.
It was a moment of madness that really did pay off. He said that he just wanted to know how he would deal with the adrenaline rush and how he would handle whether winning or losing. The fact that he was going to make the bet had already received considerable publicity and a crowd of people was waiting to see what happened. There was applause as he approached the wheel and considerably more when he won.
Was it bravery or foolishness that had driven him? After walking away with $270,000 he commented that it had been the most amazing experience in his life.
In reality, he had been somewhat foolish. With such a bankroll there are far better roulette strategies than making a single bet, however, that is obviously not what Revell was looking for. He invested his winnings in an online poker room hosted by daftar slot online which seems to be doing OK. Interestingly a brand new television game show will be based on this story. The game is called Red or Black and is being organized by Simon Cowell; it will start in the autumn.