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A British man bets his life savings on one roulette spin in Las Vegas and............?

A British man bets his life savings on one roulette spin in Las Vegas and............?

Old Apr 11th, 2004, 09:57 PM
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A British man bets his life savings on one roulette spin in Las Vegas and............?

Interesting story

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/11/roulette.win.reut/index.html
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Old Apr 11th, 2004, 10:14 PM
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And this is news?!?

But he won...now more people will be doing the same thing. Hahaha.
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Old Apr 12th, 2004, 09:49 AM
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I wonder if the "losers" will get the same amount of coverage. This was so staged - you know a TV show was already developed before this "innocent" guy made the bet.
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Old Apr 12th, 2004, 10:04 AM
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I don't know what you mean by staged, but if the Nevada Gaming Commission ever found any inpropriety in this deal, the casino license is gone forever. The commission and the casinos are EXTREMELY</n> sensitive to any hint of a fix. If the casino could fix for somebody to win, they could also fix for somebody to loose. Not a good thing for business.

If you mean that the show proucers gave the guy money, it's a possibility. Although I'm not sure if the payoff for the show would have been that good if the guy lost. I understand they will follow him around for few weeks. I'm not sure about anybody else, but I don't see myself watching a TV show about a guy that was stupid enough to loose everything and move in with his parents. Kind of a risk for the producers, don't you think?
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Actually, I read that the show was developed after he announced what he was going to do. It was basically a guy with a camera following him around. Not much to develop there.
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No, I'm not saying the game was rigged. Only saying the idea or concept was sold to somebody and THEN the guy proceeded with the stunt. It was hyped for a reason - to generate attention and interest and promote a follow-on event.

My comment on the "losers" was not that a show would be developed on them, but would the news media keep making a big deal out of people losing thier life savings gambling. But hey, maybe a weekly TV show with a few folks ponying up to the wheel and chancing it all is feasible.
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