Published on 15 November 2013
Roulette is definitely one of the popular casino games played at land-based and online casinos. This is a fabolous game of chance and an exciting game that catches the attention of many casino players. One of the characteristics of the game that makes it really exciting is how unpredictable it is. Players are spending a lot time around the roulette table, watching the spinning wheel and the ball bouncing from side to side. There is only a small number of players who have been lucky enough and took home big winnings. Only a few of those lucky players have walked-away with life-changing sums. And due to the popular roulette players that will be mentioned below and their amazing stories, roulette has become more well-known.
Joseph Jagger is the first most popular roulette player. He became famous in 1873 and was given the title “The man who broke the bank in Monte Carlo”. He was the first player in the history to find out a mistake that the roulette wheels at Monte Carlo have and he used it for his benefit.
The latter beleived that it was impossible that all roulette wheels are the same. Jagger worked closely with a couple of other gamblers and their objective was to track the number that woulr come up on the roulette wheels; all wheels in Mote Carlo casino.
After some days of tracking and observing, he found out that a wheel was flawed. Jagger noticed that nune numbers would come up more frequently than the others and decided to bet on those numbers. He was succesful and walked away with £65,000, which today worth about $3 million.
The story of Charles Wells is similar to Jagger’s, he also took advantage of the exact roulette wheel at Monte Carlo Casino where Jagger had won. He managed to walk away with a large sum of money. It was again successful, the machine was definitely faulty. It was beleived by the casino staff that they have fixed the problem, but the fault line remained and costed the casino a lot of money again.
Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo took his time to figure out how the roulette wheel works and wanted to beat it. He studied in Madric Spain about roulette wheels and tried using some tricks to test them and ended in Las Vegas. In 1994, he stopped playing roulette because of the stress he suffered into during his cheating attempt to the roulette wheel.
In 2004, a man from London decided to gamble all his life savings and made one single bet at the roulette table in Las Vegas. The entire story of Ashley Revell, the said man, followed by the media and many beleived that he was insane. His parents and relatives went along with him, eventhough they didn’t agree to his idea of betting his entire savings of $135,300 in one single bet. But they were wrong, Revelled put his bet on Red, the roulette wheel stopped spinning and the ball landed on Red 7, which only means he had won! He double his savings and walked away from the roulette table with $270,600, tipping the dealer $600.