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A real roulette story about a man risking everything he has on a single roulette spin in Vegas. Sometimes reality is even more crazy than the imagination. This real life story is about a British gambler traveling to Vegas to bet every single penny he had on a single roulette spin.

All Or Nothing Real Life Roulette Story

A REAL Double of Nothing Bet at the Roulette Table.

Ashley Revell (32) had sold everything he had, including his clothes - and placed all the money on Red at the roulette table in Plaza Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada. Revell became world famous when he sold his house, his car and even his clothes to make a single bet on the roulette table. The British Sky-One broadcaster live from the casino in Las Vegas - when Revell placed his $135.300 bet on Red. His mom and dad and some friends were there to support him - even though his parents did not approve of the idea they were there to support him.

The happy winner could not stop smiling.

The wheel was spun and seconds later the ball came to a rest on Red 7 - and Revell would walk away a winner with $270,600 in his pocket. He gave a $600 tip to the croupier before he left the casino.

'It all happened so fast' Revell said - 'It was over before I knew it'.

'It's Really down to my family and friends and my Mum and Dad' He told the television. 'I knew if I lost I would always have a home to go to'.

His farther was still against it - even though he won. As he explained: 'I got four kids and the are all going to want to go the same way'.

When Asked if he wanted to try his luck again Revell said: 'No that's it for me - I think he would like me to do it again, but no that is it' (gesturing to the casino host). 'I don't want to ride my luck' Revell said as the campaign started to flow.

The chances of winning at a European roulette wheel are 48.6% - because there is 18 red numbers and 18 black numbers and a single green zero. The American roulette wheel has two green numbers - and thereby a 47.3% chance of winning a bet on a color.

The bet was filmed by Sky One and they are also going to follow Revell around for one month - the program is called 'Double or Nothing'.

Revell's mother is now begging him to settle down - but Revell is determined to enter the World Series Of Poker next year - as he has decided to become a professional poker player.

Here is a short video clip of the insane winning spin:

As you may have noticed, the table where Revell is playing is an American roulette wheel. The American roulette wheel has a green zero and a green double zero. Whereas the european roulette table only has a single zero. When placing a bet like this you would think that the player would at least try to locate a european wheel with that offers the best possible odds for the player - right? Well it turns out that Mr. Randal had made an agreement with the casino to make up for these worse odds compared to the European roulette game - so perhaps he is not all insane after all. Even though it does not look like it - he in fact had a 50/50 chance of winning.

This roulette bet got a lot of media attention. All the pre and post interviews, documentaries etc probably paid him good money so one could claim he didn't really gamble/risk those funds at all - he would have made money even if he lost the bet. A crazy and irresponsible roulette story and a smart publicity stunt that paid off for Revell.

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