Have you ever been tempted to take a risk?
But we’re talking of a real big risk here!
Ashley Revell, originally from London sold his house, car, in fact everything he owned just so he could go to the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas.
On arrival, and after most casinos had refused to allow him to place a bet of this size, he finally headed to the Plaza hotel and Casino and throwing caution to the wind, he bet the lot, his entire life savings of £76,000 on a single spin of the roulette wheel.
After a split second decision he plumped the whole lot on RED 7 – and walked away with a cool £153,680.
His luck didn’t hold however since after his return to the UK, the company he set up, POKER UTD, folded so last year he established a URL shorting service, four.me which enables people to make any web address represented by a memorable, colourful four-letter word.
To commemorate his achievement the Plaza Hotel & Casino invited him to introduce a new single zero roulette table with a chance for players to win a $25 promotional chip if the ball landed on Red 7.
He placed a ceremonial bet but the outcome of that has not been revealed.
For today’s historical feature Margaret Mills had a tale to tell involving a cat which went missing in Canewdon during the war.
It seems that the cat took up residence at a radar station, where presumably the food was better than the fayre provided at home.
Once the military cleared out at the end of hostilities, the cat returned to its rightful home.
If you missed what Margaret told me about this remarkable animal, just click on the following link: –
I hope to have your company again next week,