Ashley Revell is famous for gambling his entire assets on the spin of a roulette wheel. It paid off and this is the story of this extraordinary gambler.
Ashley Revell, the Story of an Extraordinary Gambler
This is one of the most extraordinary gambling stories of all time. The Ashley Revell story starts during 2004 in an English pub of all places. A friend said to Ashley; “Wouldn’t it be great if we went to Las Vegas and bet everything on one spin”. As the drinks flowed the conversations continued and it seemed like a great idea. The idea of doubling your wager on a red/black roulette spin would be a life changing experience, one way or the other.
The next day Ashley Revell started becoming obsessed with the idea. Being single with no dependants was a strong motive to gamble everything on one roulette spin. The die was soon cast despite a bit of opposition from his parents. Ashley was a young man and they said he should be putting down his roots.
In the fore-front of his mind was the fact that you can beat the odds. With a single 50/50 Red/Black bet on the Roulette table there are only two possible outcomes, win or lose. One devastating, the other euphoric.
Actioning the Plan
Ashley Revell start liquidating his assets into cash. He did not own a house but he did have saving and other assets. All his worldly possessions were cashed in to create a pot of £76,840 Sterling. He set off for Las Vegas the US gambling Mecca with a hired tuxedo to follow his dream. By this time he had attracted a bit of publicity and Sky Television were following the story.
Ashley Revell wired all the money to the Las Vegas Plaza Casino and Hotel where this amazing event was scheduled to take place. When the time arrived Ashley Revell had only just decided whether to bet red or black. What a decision that must have been, like a heads or tails bet. The croupier said to Ashley that he must call the bet before the ball goes around three times. Ashley Revell bet on red and amazingly after a bit of bouncing around the ball landed on number seven red.
Of course the gathering crowd for this spectacle were now cheering and the champagne was soon flowing. Potentially, Ashley had sacrificed everything he owned with a chance to double his money. He walked away with £153,680 after a wild celebration, well deserved.
After the Win
Ashley Revell changed the course of his life on a single spin of the Roulette wheel. After a motorcycle trip around Holland he met a girl, took her back to England and married her. They now have two children and Ashley says he values the sentimental things most in his life.
Today, Ashley Revell runs his own successful online poker company, something he probably would not have done without taking the gamble. Perhaps he should be credited with the title of the most extraordinary gambler of all time.
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