Ashley Revell: ‘That spin was the most amazing moment of my life. It is a cliché but time did stand still. It was just complete calm.’
For Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old man from London, gambling his life savings in Las Vegas actually paid off. In possibly the most famous bet of recent years, a 32-year-old Ashley Revell from Kent sold all of his worldly possessions to bet everything he owned on the roulette table in Vegas.
Back in 2004, he won $270,600 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in a double-or-nothing bet at the roulette wheel. Revell chose to bet on red with a less than a 50/50 chance of doubling his life savings of $135,300.
There was a whole film crew there to film his wager. At first, the bet was supposed to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel, but they wouldn’t accept the wager.
The Plaza was up for the fun though! As the roulette wheel spun the anticipation grew before finally landing on Red 7.
Ashley Revell sold all of his possessions in order to make up the $135,300 he bet at The Plaza. After winning the $270,600, Revell decided to start a poker website, Poker UTD, and he also entered the online gambling market with an iGaming recruitment website. Revell decided to take a trip to Holland shortly after the bet in Las Vegas where he met his wife. They now have two kids.
There hasn’t been a bet quite as unique as Revell’s since then. It even spawned a reality television show called “Red or Black” hosted by Simon Cowell.
If you’re wanting to test your luck like Revell did, you can come down to the Plaza Hotel & Casino and play one of the many tables or slots with the hopes of winning big.