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8 April 2012 - 11:19pm

Man Bets Entire Life Savings in Vegas

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Would you do it? lol!

http://www.aol.com/video/a-man-bets-his-life-savings-in-las-vegas/517298658/?icid=maing-grid7|aim|dl17|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D150110

What do you think? Is this guy even sane? haha! Wink

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9 April 2012 - 2:31am
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I remember seeing this a few years back. I would love to do this, and yes, the man is totally insane!

But hey, what good is money if you don't spend it, right?

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9 April 2012 - 6:14am
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The video link doesn't work for me - it goes to some feminist talking about "reclaiming the F word!".

But anyway if it is what I think its actually a really old one. It happened back in 2005 or so. The thing is the guy was being filmed for a TV documentary while doing it and obtained sponsorship and loads of media interest before the bet so I expect that he would have been paid something even if he lost. It was a publicity stunt more than a real bet and not quite the same as risking everything all or nothing. So not only was he sane, but he was a smart publicist.

And I found it on youtube just now where people are making fun of AOL for running a 7 year old story yesterday!

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9 April 2012 - 2:56pm
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Well, AOL's heyday was back several years ago... maybe they are just trying to recapture the magic Tongue

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9 April 2012 - 8:26pm
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Oops! They certainly DID make it sound as if this just happened. He sold everything he owned, then bet his entire life savings on RED. I would probably have a heart attack before the ball landed on ANY color, lol!

Sorry about the link, CL-Ed. lol I didn't have to put you through THAT. haha! Wink

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10 April 2012 - 3:38am
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There is no way I would ever bet everything I owned. I am way too cautious for that. Did he win or lose?

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10 April 2012 - 6:02am
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There is no way I would ever bet everything I owned. I am way too cautious for that. Did he win or lose?

He put everyone on red and he won.

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10 April 2012 - 6:08am
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The video link doesn't work for me - it goes to some feminist talking about "reclaiming the F word!".

But anyway if it is what I think its actually a really old one. It happened back in 2005 or so. The thing is the guy was being filmed for a TV documentary while doing it and obtained sponsorship and loads of media interest before the bet so I expect that he would have been paid something even if he lost. It was a publicity stunt more than a real bet and not quite the same as risking everything all or nothing. So not only was he sane, but he was a smart publicist.

And I found it on youtube just now where people are making fun of AOL for running a 7 year old story yesterday!

CL-Ed, that is strange, because I just copied and pasted the link and it went right to the video. Did you try copying and pasting it?

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10 April 2012 - 6:09am
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There is no way I would ever bet everything I owned. I am way too cautious for that. Did he win or lose?

If you copy and paste the link you can watch the celebration, although I guess I posted really old news, lol! I just thought is was a crazy story. I would never be that brave/foolish. He said he flew to the states to do this, so I wonder where he is from?

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10 April 2012 - 7:40am
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I posted a link the other day on FB. I thought it was new news. It was about six months old. lol Oh well, it was news to me.

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14 April 2012 - 11:42pm
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I think he was from the UK. From memory he played on an American roulette wheel which (if he did) was fairly stupid because it has both a 0 and a 00 pocket, giving you an extra chance of losing.

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16 April 2012 - 2:02am
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Yeah, he flew to Vegas, didn't he? interesting that the Roulette wheel is different.

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