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The Most Amazing Casino Wins of
From Gina Hutchings
To the average person, betting in casinos typically
seems ludicrous and terrifying. However, there are
a few individuals who take betting too far; risking
their entire livelihood on a chance with only two
outcomes - win or lose. Here are some of the most
outrageous casino wins from those who have beaten
the odds and emerged victorious beyond your imagination.
Starting his casino journey down at the pub, Ashley
Revell turned to one of his friends and said "wouldn't
it be great if we went to Las Vegas and bet everything
on one spin"? After weighing up the consequences Revell
decided to sell everything he owned including: a Rolex
watch, a BMW and some golf clubs. After his selling
spree, he took the plunge and transferred £76,840
from the UK to the Plaza Casino and Hotel; which he
was greeted with in chip form upon his arrival.
He deliberated on his bet considerably but eventually
placed his entire fortune on Red - the ball landing
on 7 Red. Revell's winnings amounted to an impressive
£76,840, but more importantly he doubled his net worth
in one spin!
Cynthia Jay Brennan
Back in 2000, cocktail waitress Cynthia Jay Brennan
travelled to Las Vegas for her future mother-in-law's
birthday celebration. Deciding to take a gamble, Brennan
pulled the handle on a Mega-Bucks slot machine and
won an astonishing £23.9 million; allowing her and
her future husband to marry in style and plan to travel
Sadly, tragedy struck merely a few weeks later when
Brennan and her sister were hit by a drunk driver
at a red light - an accident that killed Brennan's
sister Lela Jay and shattered her own spine. Today,
Brennan is completely paralysed from the upper chest
down. She and her husband both claim they would give
all the money back in a heartbeat if it meant they
could return to the life they had before…
Referred to as the man who broke the bank at Monte
Carlo, Joseph Jagger - a former employee of the cotton
mechanics industry, took himself to Beaux-Arts casino,
where he paid six clerks to secretly note the results
of multiple roulette wheel spins. He discovered that
one of the wheels showed a clear bias, which resulted
in the numbers 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28 and 29
appearing more frequently than expected, considering
the random nature of a wheel.
Having gathered his information, Jagger placed his
bets accordingly and won a collective total of £260,000
- winnings that enabled Jagger to retire from his
cotton mechanics job and invest the money into his
Thankfully Jagger never returned to the casino; here's
hoping he steers clear of online
In 2011, corporate executive and Heritage Development
founder Don Johnson took advantage of the heightened
casino discounts caused by the economic recession
and negotiate several changes to the standard blackjack
terms including: forcing dealers to stay on soft 17,
a 20% rebate, where the casino would refund 20% of
his losses (20 cents to every dollar) for losses exceeding
$500,000 (approximately £340,000), and six decks.
Jonhson's overall winnings neared £10.3 million -
profits that drastically damaged casino profits and
resulted in him being banned from Caesars.
It seems risky casino gambling was popular during
the 19th century, for in 1891 Charles Wells won a
million francs in a single night at the Monte Carlo
Casino. Mr. Wells returned later that year and profited
an additional million francs.
Unfortunately Wells' luck came to an end due to continued
gambling, after which he was arrested for running
business cams and sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
Wells died in 1922.
On 27th March 2002, 74 year old Johanna Huendl's
morning started out very ordinarily, with a trip to
eat breakfast, when she took a detour to play a Megabucks
slot machine. After investing approximately $170.00
(£116.00), Johanna managed to win $22.6 million (£15.4
million) - a number she initially misread as $2 million,
although Johanna claims she would've been happy with
The Anonymous Man
Deciding to remain anonymous, a 25 year old male
from Los Angeles won $39 million (£26 million) at
Excalibur with the original intention of passing time
whilst waiting for a basketball game.
Despite his enormous pay out, he remained sensible
and opted for yearly payments of $14 million for the
next 25 years.
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