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Lad Wins £43k In Poker Tournament And Bets All His Winnings On Black

Lad Wins £43k In Poker Tournament And Bets All His Winnings On Black

Whether you consider them brave or reckless, some guys just have balls bigger than spacehoppers, making them perfect for the all-or-nothing world of gambling.

You can certainly say that of one professional poker player at the UK Poker Championships last night who won a four-way split pot and proceeded to bet it all on a spin of the wheel.

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Jake Cody won a pay-out of £42,670 ($59,992) at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham before deciding that wasn't enough and heading to the roulette table - with fellow player Ant Samuel capturing the scenes on video. The man has stones.

While most of us would have celebrated a job well done by buying a bottle of bubbly and heading out on the lash, Cody decided to wager his trophy and his £42,000 winnings on the roulette table instead in front of a massive crowd.

With Cody plumping for black and the crowd chanting in support, the owner of Dusk Till Dawn himself - Rob Yong - was the one to spin the ball and decide Cody's fate.

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As it turned out, the ball fell on Black 22, meaning that Cody landed himself a cool £85,340 ($119,882). As you can expect, absolute bedlam ensued. Bet Cody had a sore head this morning from all the drinks he must have bought.

Credit: Ant Samuel
Credit: Ant Samuel

This isn't the first time that someone's bet it all on a simple bet of red or black - Cody's bet is small-fry in comparison to a fellow Brit who once wagered absolutely everything he owned.

Back in 2010, a British gambler called Ashley Revell sold all his possessions, including his home and clothes, and gambled £76,840 (US$135,300) all on red at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Luckily for Revell he won, doubling his money to £153,680 ($270,600) before wisely deciding to walk away. He ended up using the money on a short-lived poker business and on a cross-Europe road-trip on a motorbike, where he ended up meeting his future wife.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Inspirational, Gambling, Community, Poker

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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