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Date: 11/28/06 02:12 AM

99 Responses to Man Bets Entire Life Savings in Vegas

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 1:29 am
    Link: Man Bets Entire Life Savings in Vegas - He puts $136,000 bet on roulette wheel.
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    aloha10951 Female 13-17
    284 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 2:16 am
    um it never shows in the beginning where he bets but hey since he won more power to him
  3. Profile photo of DaveyJames
    DaveyJames Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 2:20 am
    lucky guy. Imagine if it stopped on black...
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 2:20 am
    Nice flash of the site address three times to ensure that I remember what it is.

    gpoker.com


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    SuperQuack_x Female 13-17
    190 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 2:21 am
    Wow~
    What a lucky dude :D
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    outmywindow Female 18-29
    27 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 2:21 am
    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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    Cy Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 2:34 am
    What was the tune at the end? I think I`ve heard it somewhere. Sounded Jewish.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 2:41 am
    It`s Miserlou, a Greek folk song. You probably heard this version by Dick Dale in Pulp Fiction.
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    djlang85 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 3:11 am
    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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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2006 at 3:18 am
    considering that 7 is THE lucky number...
  11. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
    805 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 3:27 am
    Good for him, it takes a lot of balls to do that.
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    spp Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 4:08 am
    Wow....I thought there`d be more people saying it was `fake` and `just an advert`....
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    Hrdwckchrs Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2006 at 4:16 am
    :)
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    tourettes Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 4:17 am
    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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    Hrdwckchrs Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2006 at 4:20 am
    On 11/28/2006 4:16:34 AM Hrdwckchrs wrote: :)
  16. Profile photo of VictoryRider
    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    November 28, 2006 at 4:22 am
    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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    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2006 at 4:35 am
    Hey, Mani-Jac, it only took him one ball to do that. :)
  18. Profile photo of djlang85
    djlang85 Male 18-29
    151 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 4:51 am
    I think it was part of a casino-style game show...
  19. Profile photo of SaintLiberty
    SaintLiberty Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 5:27 am
    That man has balls of steel
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2006 at 6:30 am
    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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    jerdboy Male 18-29
    130 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 6:48 am
    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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    nfnfnf Female 18-29
    40 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 7:50 am
    Bloody idiot
  23. Profile photo of saintnick
    saintnick Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 8:05 am
    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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    MissyRee Female 18-29
    873 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 8:06 am
    WOW tht takes alot of balls!
  25. Profile photo of band_nerd_09
    band_nerd_09 Female 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 8:21 am
    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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    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 8:47 am
    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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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2006 at 8:56 am
    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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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 9:08 am
    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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    PrincessX Female 13-17
    180 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 9:43 am
    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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    amazongonk23 Female 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 10:11 am
    omg, i was just waiting for it to land on black, that would have been so great. ;-)
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    maples Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 10:12 am
    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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    maples Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 10:13 am
    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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    xxcamp82xx Male 18-29
    6 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 10:28 am
    lol that one just one big commercial for his internet poker site man.. thats not for real
  34. Profile photo of lohphat
    lohphat Male 40-49
    63 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 11:24 am
    > 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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    Linc Female 13-17
    444 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 12:04 pm
    holy crap
  36. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 12:33 pm
    50-50 chance... so what?

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    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
    600 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 12:40 pm
    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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    engelbert Female 18-29
    236 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 12:47 pm
    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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    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 1:04 pm
    Is this some fake poo to make you go to that website to play their poker games?
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    claythehouse Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 1:24 pm
    That`s all that money he has for his life savings?...Man, that must suck working for min. wage
  41. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
    300 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 2:15 pm
    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...

  42. Profile photo of Swordking
    Swordking Male 18-29
    98 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 2:17 pm
    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.
  43. Profile photo of monert
    monert Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 2:21 pm
    Thats lucky, I wanted to see him lose.
  44. Profile photo of flyguy
    flyguy Male 18-29
    56 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 2:24 pm
    What a moron.. he could of lost everything and would have been living on the streets!
  45. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 3:42 pm
    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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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 3:43 pm
    YAY! I would have cried if the poor guy lost, but he won yay! x3
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    Jon1984 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 3:59 pm
    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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    Lostio Male 13-17
    39 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 4:33 pm
    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.
  49. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 4:40 pm
    THAT NUMBNUTS SHOULD PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE
  50. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 4:41 pm
    wow. i woulda laughed so hard if he lost it all. that woulda been a better ending.
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    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
    741 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 4:50 pm
    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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    zoinks Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 5:03 pm
    ok i did the math its 47/53 odds ( the 2 green spaces)
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    Custom_hobo Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 5:09 pm
    Raving Englishman...

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

    Pretty insane.

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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 5:15 pm
    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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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 5:27 pm
    No... the odds of winning are 9 out of 19, or 10:9 against.
  56. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 5:29 pm
    custom hobo, we say "insane" over here in the U.S., but don`t they say "mental" in England?
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    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
    449 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 5:52 pm
    Lucky bastard
  58. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
    300 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 6:17 pm
    "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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    saenzoflife Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 6:50 pm
    I was hoping that he would have lost all his money...
  60. Profile photo of SynAngel
    SynAngel Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm
    Wow....I thought there`d be more people saying it was `fake` and `just an advert`....

    agreeed

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    mt1045 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 7:11 pm
    lol i was just waiting for it to jump to the next spot
  62. Profile photo of joeyhndc
    joeyhndc Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 7:15 pm
    Lol, too late, internet poker`s illegal in the states now lol :P
    Nice try to plug the site at the end though.
  63. Profile photo of Carz1194
    Carz1194 Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 7:16 pm
    Lucky Bastard
  64. Profile photo of SKASKASKASKA
    SKASKASKASKA Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 7:42 pm
    @zoinks
    how about 48-52


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

  65. Profile photo of TheSage
    TheSage Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 8:07 pm
    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...
  66. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 8:23 pm
    Woah .. I don`t think the military has those guts!
  67. Profile photo of roker4life
    roker4life Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 8:29 pm
    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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    Malchior999 Male 13-17
    141 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 8:40 pm
    wow... a 50/50 chance... now if he put it all on 13 and actally won i wud be impressed...
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    boodaboy Female 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 9:03 pm
    thats awesome...but who the drat would risk that?
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 9:05 pm
    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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    DarthKarnage Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 9:09 pm
    wow... it was only a 50/50 odds, its not like he bet on a single freakin number
  72. Profile photo of Preposterous
    Preposterous Female 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 9:53 pm
    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.
  73. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 10:06 pm
    Whoa,good fortune smiled upon him. ~~
  74. Profile photo of jeffro367
    jeffro367 Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 10:26 pm
    Stupidest man in the world? mabye. Luckiest man in the world? yes
  75. Profile photo of jeffro367
    jeffro367 Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2006 at 10:27 pm
    frick, why couldn`t he lose? that woul make me feel better. Now I hate his guts
  76. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 11:11 pm
    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?
  77. Profile photo of ShaeVanim
    ShaeVanim Female 18-29
    66 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 11:36 pm
    I want that kind of luck....holy crap....
  78. Profile photo of LugNut33
    LugNut33 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 11:39 pm
    it`s actually less than 50/50 since it could have hit 0 or 00.
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    dtbrehm
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    November 28, 2006 at 11:39 pm
    Swordking Ashley is a guys name idiot
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    dtbrehm
    42 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 11:42 pm
    what was the song that was played before he bet. sounded like it was from a western movie
  81. Profile photo of IAmTheMoose
    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 1:28 am
    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...

  82. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 2:24 am
    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.
  83. Profile photo of Swordking
    Swordking Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 10:16 am
    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.
  84. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2006 at 12:25 pm
    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!
  85. Profile photo of Victor_Watts
    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
    188 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 1:53 pm
    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.
  86. Profile photo of bubba_gum
    bubba_gum Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 3:22 pm
    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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    yokoyee Female 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 4:04 pm
    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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    yokoyee Female 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 4:06 pm
    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.
  89. Profile photo of MyBordem
    MyBordem Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 4:24 pm
    "Punp It" by Black Eyed Peas
  90. Profile photo of shizzaster
    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2006 at 6:31 pm
    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!
  91. Profile photo of Manar
    Manar Male 30-39
    196 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 7:31 pm
    As Kippling said
    -----------------
    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.
    ---------------

    It certinatly takes some nerve to do that. Wonder how he wuold have reacted if he had lost.

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    November 29, 2006 at 11:24 pm
    What a dumbass. A lucky dumbass but still a dumbass. I was rooting for black.
  93. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2006 at 2:01 pm
    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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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    ballsy.
  95. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2006 at 9:20 pm
    y would you do something like that????
    inspirational i guess you might call it
    but never something i would do lol
  96. Profile photo of willem199
    willem199 Male 13-17
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    December 1, 2006 at 10:57 pm
    I WANTED IT 2 LAND ON BLACK...................................
  97. Profile photo of freakydelish
    freakydelish Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2006 at 12:46 pm
    lucky 7, lucky red.

    it sure took a lot of guts.

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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2006 at 12:13 am
    wa wa wee wah
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    Cy Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2007 at 12:20 am
    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
    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 (Wikipedia says it, not me!), hence the "Jewish" sound.

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