Mobile phone giant Gionee went bankrupt in 2018 when it’s chairman lost $144 million gambling at a casino forcing the liquidation of the company.
In 2004 a British man auctioned and sold off literally all his possessions to fly out to Vegas and bet it all on one spin of roulette. He won.
In 2004, a man named Ashley Revell sold all his possessions and put his entire net worth of $135,300 on red at the Plaza Hotel in Vegas. The ball landed on Red 7 and he walked out with $270,600.
In 2009, a drunk New Zealander lost a poker bet and had his name changed to “Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova”. He found out that it was accepted 5 years later after receiving a confirmation letter.
After Russia outlawed virtually all gambling in 2009. A Russian engineer learned how to cheat slot machines. He took his knowledge to the US and won $21,000. Casinos still have no fix for it.
Air-conditioning in casinos is oxygen enriched to help players stay alert and gamble longer.
Police in west Germany located a man who had a warrant for unpaid fines. They confronted him just as his slot machine struck a jackpot, and he avoided jail time by paying his fine on the spot.
Gambling is extremely wide-spread in Finland with slot machines in almost every store… however, it’s monopolized and all profits go to charities (including the treatment of gambling addiction).
In Japan gambling is illegal, the way they get around the law is to give out prizes instead of cash, which the winner can then sell back to the establishment for cash.
Sum of all the numbers on the roulette wheel (from 1 to 36) is 666.