Here is a man who has a high risk tolerance: Ashley Revell sold everything he had — including his clothes — left his home in London and headed to Vegas. After a little minor gambling, he went to the roulette wheel, placed his life savings of $135,300 on “red”, and won.
“It’s really down to my friends and family and Mum and Dad,” he told Reuters Television. “I knew even if I lost I’d always have a home to go to.”
“I’m still against it,” said his Dad. “He shouldn’t have done it. He’s a naughty boy. I tell my kids they shouldn’t gamble. I’ve got four others and they’re all going to want to go the same way.”
The article describes Revell as “recently a professional gambler”, but I fail to see how a professional would risk everything on a game of chance. Unlike poker, there isn’t a whit of skill involved in playing the roulette wheel. (That’s not to say that I endorse poker, but I do recognize that there is some skill involved.)
This is sheer lunacy. Don’t do this.
[Brit's roulette bet nets $270,600 — Do not try this at home.]
GRS is committed to helping our readers save and achieve your financial goals.Savings interest rates may be low, but that’s all the more reason to shop for the best rate.Find the highest savings interest rate from Ally Bank, Capital One 360, Everbank, and more.
This article is about Funny Money