A GREAT Briton sold everything he owned to put it all on a single spin of roulette at a Las Vegas casino.
Ashley Revell bought her car, house and clothes to gamble her life savings – £76,840 ($135,300) – at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Should it land in the red, Brit risking – then 32 – would double her winnings to more than £150,000.
But if it fell on bad luck, he would go bankrupt.
Recalling a nerve-wracking moment for CNN, Revell, who hails from London, said he prayed to the gods that “it would come in red”.
“Before I actually stepped on the wheel, I was thinking about putting it on black, and then suddenly the guy was spinning the ball around and all the people watching Sky said… [had] voted that I should put it on red,” he said.
“So all of a sudden I just put it all in red. I just prayed that it would come and I’d get lucky this time.
“What I’m really worried about is that I’m going to lose and my parents will be upset and my family, you know, all my friends will be disappointed.”
But when the wheel started spinning, reality hit Ashley.
He said in 2011: “All I could see was the wheel. It was like nothing else mattered as the ball jumped from one color to another.
“I’m seconds away from losing everything I’ve got. I sold everything of value I owned to fund this crazy bet – and I could have left Las Vegas with nothing but the rental suit I’m wearing.”
Ashley’s bet eventually worked, and he used his life-changing money to found a poker company called Poker UTD.
Even though the company is up and running, Ashley still has some cash left over which he used on a trip across Europe where he met his future wife.
And it turns out that Ahsley’s hair-raising experience may have inspired a new game show called Red or Black? where the contestants had the chance to walk away with £1 million.
Follow Daily StarMusic mogul Simon Cowell was among millions of viewers who watched Ashley’s gamble take place live on Sky One and was so hooked that he decided to reinvent the idea in 2011.
On Red or Black?, presented by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, 1,000 hopes are dashed through a series of 50/50 games.
The last man or woman standing must choose red or black for a chance to win £1 million.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4626155/man-gambles-home-in-las-vegas-roulette-spin/ I sold everything I owned and put it all in the red with a single roulette spin at a Las Vegas casino