View Full Version : Well I guess you can admire his balls

8th Apr 2004, 01:12
Briton to bet all on Vegas roulette spin

A British man who has sold all his possessions, including his clothes, will stand in a rented tuxedo on Sunday and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel.

If he wins, he doubles his money. If he loses, he will be left with only the television crew documenting his every move.

Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old Londoner, said he was worth about £75,000 ($211,000) after he sold everything in March.

"I thought I was worth at least 100,000 pounds," he said in a telephone interview from Las Vegas, where he is putting in a week gambling about US$3000 in a bid to raise his pot.

By Wednesday, he was down US$1000.

Revell said he had planned to have a friend videotape his bet-it-all spin, but Britain's Sky One television decided it was worth a short reality series, called "Double or Nothing."

Sky will not pay him, he says, but a crew has followed his preparation and will cover the spin live on Sunday at the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas. It also plans to follow him for a month afterward, win or lose.

Revell, recently a professional gambler, said he decided to take a big plunge while he was still young and raised the stakes as high as possible, including selling his clothes.

"I like to do things properly," he said.

He had not decided yet whether to place his money on red or black on Sunday afternoon.

"I don't know man," he said. "One of them is going to be the right thing to say and one is going to be the wrong thing."

He added that if he won he would probably take his winnings rather than spin again.

8th Apr 2004, 01:14
Good luck, Mr Revell.

8th Apr 2004, 07:43
I suppose if he loses "everything" he will then expect some form of social support from "the system"? I bet he's kept his return ticket to the UK where he can then sign on and get a roof over his head provided ......:*

Sorry - Absolute plonker as far as I'm concerned. :mad:

Ric Capucho
8th Apr 2004, 08:00
Wot a complete knob. We're guessing that he's getting a few quid back from the publicity, but nevertheless.

We feel he's the sort of chap who shaved an eyebrow off for a bet.


8th Apr 2004, 09:07
I hope the TV crew vultures feel at least a pang of guilt for making their money out of this loser after he tops himself because he's thrown everything down the toilet. :rolleyes:

Ric Capucho
8th Apr 2004, 09:24
With regards to the title of this thread; we hope his balls are as admirable as Mr Squire thinks, as he's going to have to peddle them soon enough.


8th Apr 2004, 11:30
The utter stupidity of some folk never ceases to amaze me. I hope he looses for being such a complete idiot :*

8th Apr 2004, 11:44
But, would he be doing it if:

1/ There weren't any TV crews following him.

2/ He loses everything, he knew he wouldn't be able to sell his "story" to the tabloids

3/ He wasn't such a di(khead.


What's the betting he soon appears on "I'm a celebrity..." or some other such crap show

8th Apr 2004, 12:01
What was that a Mr Warhol said about people and 15 minutes. But the sad thing is, as 419 and Shy point out, is that the good old tabloids will be out in force to cover it.

Buster Hyman
8th Apr 2004, 14:24
What's the bet we will be reading about him in the Darwin awards real soon?

8th Apr 2004, 19:43
He says he's "worth about £75,000 ($211,000)" - if he's really managed to change £75,000 for $211,000 then I strongly suggest he change it back at current exchange rates. He should get about £114,000 - an instant profit of roughly £40,000!!!!!!!!

8th Apr 2004, 20:10
He has obviously suffered in his earlier years. Perhaps he was abused as a child, or smacked too much by a harsh and unfeeling parent. Or he was the victim of bullying and intimidation, almost certainly by a figure of authority. Or he has suffered due to some real or imagined disadvantage - like being born lesbian or having a Birmingham accent.
Whatever it is, it isn't his fault and he almost certainly needs counselling, sympathy, a council house, therapy and new opportunities.
Guess who's paying.............

Noah Zark.
8th Apr 2004, 20:56
Revell, recently a professional gambler

Didn't make a very good professional judging by the state ( Not Nevada!) he's in now! :}

12th Apr 2004, 01:41
i guess he won ....


12th Apr 2004, 05:30
I’m very surprised that the casino owners allowed him to play. They are now encouraging ‘responsible’ gambling in Vegas and will not let anyone play who is known to be ‘putting his shirt on the tables’ as this guy has done.
Allegedly the owners say they will ban anyone in that position from the casinos………seems it’s not the case.
I guess this win will now encourage the man involved to continue to take further financial risks in this manner.

There can only be one winner – and it’s not the punter!

Noah Zark.
12th Apr 2004, 11:24
I entirely agree with takenthe5th, above. The adrenaline rush from the win must have been enormous. That, coupled with a sense of invulnerability, will most probably make the urge to have "one more go" irresistable.
Quite likely the top of a very slippery slope.