Man Bets Entire Life Savings in Vegas

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago Entertainment

He puts $136,000 bet on roulette wheel.
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Male 870
[quote]On 11/29/2006 4:04:20 PM yokoyee wrote: hey Cy the tune at the end was "pump it" by black eyed peas u idiot how is it jewish[/quote]
It has a Jewish sound to it. If you heard klezmer music, you would know what I`m talking about.

I googled "Pump it". Apparently the tune comes from an earlier song, called Misirlou. The song was Greek, and this arrangement is an Orientalized one ([url=http://en.wikipedia.org/Misirlou]Wikipedia says it, not me![/url]), hence the "Jewish" sound.

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Male 2,567
wa wa wee wah
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Female 104
lucky 7, lucky red.

it sure took a lot of guts.

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Male 149
I WANTED IT 2 LAND ON BLACK...................................
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Male 1,725
y would you do something like that????
inspirational i guess you might call it
but never something i would do lol
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Male 1,496
ballsy.
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Male 300
Sigh...a man bets his life savings in a documentary YEARS ago and people still thinks it`s an advert for the site and completely made up. And the guy actually won therefore it MUST be fixed. Yeah, they kept filming attempts until he won, yeah casinos would do that, as well as letting people put magnets in specific slots.

It`s obvious that the casino let him do this because they could have won a load of money. And since he won, that still doesn`t matter because a load of idiots would come and do the same thing, and because the odds are ever so slightly in favour of the casino, the casinos would overall make a profit. Besides, it`s not exactly like the casino would have been terrified of losing $136000 when they already have millions.

(And if it were an advert, he would have bet on a number, not just red/black.)

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Male 11,740
What a dumbass. A lucky dumbass but still a dumbass. I was rooting for black.
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Male 196
As Kippling said
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IF you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch and toss
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss.
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It certinatly takes some nerve to do that. Wonder how he wuold have reacted if he had lost.

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Male 1,866
Frick you call that a video?!
what a joke.
atleast make some freak reaction happen so it goes on the number beside the 7 and he loses everything right when he`s dancing.
damnit!
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Male 141
"Punp It" by Black Eyed Peas
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Female 117
hey i think that was all set up coz that is so lucky and every1 picks red 7 and i dont know why.
there was probably a magnet on red 7 and the bal went in it.
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Female 117
hey Cy the tune at the end was "pump it" by black eyed peas u idiot how is it jewish and cool effect when he went "yeeeeeeeeeeeeea!" that made me fall off my chair! lol
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Male 278
aye the irony.... if he lost all these people would be calling him a fool, it was a bit foolish to do that anyway...
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Male 188
I question the legitimacy. The casinos certainly benefit from not just the mere advertisement but maybe getting a trend started. I highly doubt this was truly an all or nothing deal for him, he at least signed some sort of contract prior to this that awarded him for participating in their ad.
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Male 300
The payout is not 2 to 1, it`s 1 to 1. 1 to 1 implies that you win the same amount that you bet, hence doubling your winnings. 2 to 1 implies that you win twice as much as you bet, so original money + winnings worth double original bet = you`ve tripled your money!
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Male 98
dtbrehm, thanks for taking your time to expose yourself as the true idiot, (Insert sarcasm) but I think I see your point. That`s why I found it hard to believe that there are females that are named Ashley. Like ASHLEY Olsen, ASHLEY Judd, ASHLEY Tisdale. With all these famous females, whose names just happen to be Ashley, it is kinda hard to believe that Ashley could even be considered to be a girl`s name. I`m sorry if I`m American and think so biasedly that I`m completely ignorant of other country`s naming schemes. (End sarcasm) It was a joke you twit. Do yourself a favor and laugh at least once in your pathetic life.
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Male 2,216
Ive not looked, but is this the English guy? A guy from England did the exact same thing a year or so ago, and won.
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Male 1,343
heres what i know about roulette payout.

colors - 2:1
odd/even - 2:1
halves - 2:1
thirds or columns - 3:1
4 touching numbers - 9:1
2 touching numbers - idk, but my guess is 15:1
1 specific number - 35:1

and i think this vid is on youtube, because i cant see anything, and youtube is currently undergoing maintenance...

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Male 79
it`s actually less than 50/50 since it could have hit 0 or 00.
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Female 66
I want that kind of luck....holy crap....
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Male 2,703
anyone know the payout on roulette? i know its 2 to 1 for colors, but what do you get for numbers? or do they vary?
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Male 77
frick, why couldn`t he lose? that woul make me feel better. Now I hate his guts
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Male 77
Stupidest man in the world? mabye. Luckiest man in the world? yes
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Female 1,407
Whoa,good fortune smiled upon him. ~~
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Female 35
That was a really freaking stupid thing to do.
Thank god he won - I imagine it would be a bit anticlimatic if he just lost and was like "Oh." and left.
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Male 128
wow... it was only a 50/50 odds, its not like he bet on a single freakin number
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Female 2,084
he`s freaking crazy. and i can`t believe all that for a commercial. i don`t even know if it was real or not.
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Female 56
thats awesome...but who the drat would risk that?
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Male 141
wow... a 50/50 chance... now if he put it all on 13 and actally won i wud be impressed...
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Male 113
The song was like pump it or pump up by them black eyed peas...haha I remember it from my girlfriends myspace...
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Female 2,552
Woah .. I don`t think the military has those guts!
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Male 2
wow thats really cool. He bet everything on that. At the end when the camera kept showing the ball spinning, I thought it was gonna pop out or something and he`d lose it all. That would of made a great movie. Would of been bad though...for him...
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Male 213
@zoinks
how about 48-52


and i was expecting he would bet it all on a single number (and would win probably...)

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Male 32
Lucky Bastard
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Male 332
Lol, too late, internet poker`s illegal in the states now lol :P
Nice try to plug the site at the end though.
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Male 587
lol i was just waiting for it to jump to the next spot
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Male 38
Wow....I thought there`d be more people saying it was `fake` and `just an advert`....

agreeed

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Female 169
I was hoping that he would have lost all his money...
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Male 300
"custom hobo, we say "insane" over here in the U.S., but don`t they say "mental" in England?"

That`s the most insane thing I`ve heard all day.

"Good for him, it takes a lot of balls to do that."

Just one, actually. ;)

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Male 448
Lucky bastard
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Male 3,014
custom hobo, we say "insane" over here in the U.S., but don`t they say "mental" in England?
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Male 3,014
No... the odds of winning are 9 out of 19, or 10:9 against.
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Female 1,596
This shows me that if I go and bet my whole life money I would win!! Lol. Time to wait for a lot more years.
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Male 737
Raving Englishman...

"Get in there!" That`s proper british. Bangers n mash.

Pretty insane.

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Male 437
ok i did the math its 47/53 odds ( the 2 green spaces)
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Male 741
Its never ceases to amaze me how people do so much stupid and ineccesary things just to get some attention or publicity.

p.s.If you wanted it to land on black you really have no life besides hoping someone else screws up

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Male 1,386
wow. i woulda laughed so hard if he lost it all. that woulda been a better ending.
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Male 2,781
THAT NUMBNUTS SHOULD PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE
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Male 39
Well, that was pretty stupid. He managed to get pretty lucky, but taking this decision was one of the most idiotic things he could have ever made.
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Male 210
my middle name is ashley, whats so weird about that? I know its a female name in the us, but its mainly a male name in the UK.
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Female 1,065
YAY! I would have cried if the poor guy lost, but he won yay! x3
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Female 818
Seems like a stupid thing to do.

And yeah, it felt staged, but I`d be willing to chalk that up to the fact that he was probably being filmed fer television `cause people will watch anything these days.

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Male 56
What a moron.. he could of lost everything and would have been living on the streets!
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Female 799
Thats lucky, I wanted to see him lose.
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Male 98
What I can`t believe is that all you people have yet to realize the biggest problem of this clip... The MAN`S name was ASHLEY?! My WTF meter went ballistic after seeing that.
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Male 300
Firstly, this isn`t just some fake. This guy actually came from London and bet all his possessions in one bet. Sky One filmed the whole thing.

However, on American roulette wheels aren`t there 18 red spaces, 18 black and 2 green (for 0 and 00)? Even if it only had one green space, it doesn`t equate to a 50-50 chance. Just a little technicality...

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Male 8
That`s all that money he has for his life savings?...Man, that must suck working for min. wage
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Male 632
Is this some fake poo to make you go to that website to play their poker games?
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Female 236
I was hoping so much that he`d lose. Just so I could laugh at his misfortune.

I`m disappointed now.

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Female 600
That`s stupid, foolish, crazy, and gutsy..all rolled up into one. Mostly stupid. Flashing an advertisement for his stupid site isn`t going to make me go there.
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Female 1,984
50-50 chance... so what?

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Female 444
holy crap
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Male 63
> It`s Miserlou, a Greek folk song.

Actually Miserlou goes back to the Turks and the Middle East too.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story...

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Male 6
lol that one just one big commercial for his internet poker site man.. thats not for real
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Male 1,217
oh yeah the clip.

OMG THAT GUY IS SO LUCKY! I dont think hes stupid, but hella lucky and i feel good for him. i mean it takes alot of guts (not balls, cuz he only used one) to bet basically ur whole life to such a 50/50 chance. i dont take risks that often, but this guy... daaaaaamn. i mean, wat were the chances? (i know, 50/50...)

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Male 1,217
i get about $35 us a week, and use about most of it for lunch. i eat ALOT. but im not fat cuz i have a super duper high metobalism rate, which is why i only have short bursts of energy. ugh my fingers are tired k thx 4 listenin bai.

ps i have another $521 in saving, im a spolied little biatch. only thing i have to buy other than lunch is christmas presents for my mum, dad, ans sis. i am UNFIMILIAR with how to ride a bus. its so... lowly.

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Female 9
omg, i was just waiting for it to land on black, that would have been so great. ;-)
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Female 180
Hmm...exchange rate is a bitch. If he did that recently he`ll walk away with £136,000 which isn`t that much. Then again, I know nothing about money, my life savings come to £25 (It was 30 but I decided to get a hell of alotta popcorn with the fiver)...
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Male 1,225
I think Einstein said it best, and I`m paraphrasing because I can`t recall the exact quote:

"The only way to surely win at Roulette is to steal the chips from the table."

Roulette has the worst odds in the entire genre of gambling games. My money goes to blackjack and poker if anything. Then again, I can count cards... and not get caught.

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Male 5,094
Roulette, the ultimate fool`s game. No way of improving your odds of winning except betting more and hence reduce your winnings.
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Male 3,014
What a fuc king IDIOT! Did he even realize what the consequences would be if he had lost it all?
I was hoping he would lose to teach other gamblers like him a lesson.

(I have bet all my money like this several times before, but if I lost, I would just restart from the last save file.)

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Female 39
it did look doctored though. not that it didn`t happen, but like VictoryRider said. maybe it was staged again. but that woman crying. she`s either a really bad actor, or just needs to learn how to cry...
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Female 873
WOW tht takes alot of balls!
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Male 269
a fool & his money soon shall part

i can`t see how winning here will benefit this guy, what was the alternative start over, become a burden on others, i could care less until taxes start paying for his idiocy

russian roulette next time, much cheaper

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Female 40
Bloody idiot
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Male 130
It was a documentary on english TV. He sold all his life possesions at an auction, except his lucky boxers and a tux.
Fair play to him.
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Male 2,372
As Tony Montanna would say,

"Choo gotta `ave bolls."

I was playing roulette one day, and a guy came up, put $1000 on red, it landed black, he cursed, then stormed away.

The dealer said aloud to the table that he hated it when people did that....

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Male 27
That man has balls of steel
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Male 151
I think it was part of a casino-style game show...
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Male 916
Hey, Mani-Jac, it only took him one ball to do that. :)
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Male 1,461
spp, I think it did look staged. I mean how many cameras did they have? Perhaps it`s a true story, and they just remade it for a commercial for their website.
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Male 2
[quote]On 11/28/2006 4:16:34 AM Hrdwckchrs wrote: :)[/quote]
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Male 957
wow thats so awesome that he won!!!

this puts my 100 dollar bet on Red on a cruise ship to shame. but at least i won!!!

winning rocks

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Male 2
:)
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Female 299
Wow....I thought there`d be more people saying it was `fake` and `just an advert`....
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Male 1,265
considering that 7 is THE lucky number...
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Male 151
Lucky nothing... he had 50/50. Now if he had bet on 7, lets see, based ont he house odds he would have walked away with just under 5 million bucks.
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Male 1,407
It`s Miserlou, a Greek folk song. You probably heard this version by Dick Dale in Pulp Fiction.
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Male 870
What was the tune at the end? I think I`ve heard it somewhere. Sounded Jewish.
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Female 27
It does show. He bet that the ball would land on red (any red).

Is it terrible that I was really hoping it would land on 0 (house wins no matter what)?

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Female 190
Wow~
What a lucky dude :D
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Male 2,513
Nice flash of the site address three times to ensure that I remember what it is.

gpoker.com


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Male 27
lucky guy. Imagine if it stopped on black...
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Female 284
um it never shows in the beginning where he bets but hey since he won more power to him
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Male 10,115
Link: Man Bets Entire Life Savings in Vegas [Rate Link] - He puts $136,000 bet on roulette wheel.
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