The biggest Roulette Winners of all time ever in the world. Eventually the house will have the biggest advantage on a long-term in Roulette. However this does not mean there is no chance of winning a big price by playing Roulette. This article is all about people who have beaten the odds and taken the house for an astronomical sums of money. You can bet there are even bigger winners than these described in the article that we never hear about. High Rollers in Las Vegas tend to guard their privacy so we will never know about some of the biggest wins of all time.
Biggest jackpot Winner in roulette
The first big winner on Roulette is Ashley Revell. On one day, this guy took his life savings to Las Vegas and wagered everything on a single spin of the wheel. His total gambling fund was 135,000 dollar. Luckily enough, Mr. Revell won the bet and saw his stake to be doubled. After winning this insane bet Mr. Revell started an online poker site by the name of Poker UTD.
Second highest roulette winner in history
The second massive winner in a Roulette game is Charles Wells. Mr. Wells won a million francs at the Monte Carlo in a single night in 1891. Later that year he returned and won another million francs.
Sadly enough, his luck came to an end. Charles continued gambling and lost everything. Then, he was arrested for running business scams and sentenced to 8 years in prison. His total take over the long haul was zero, but he did have one beautiful night in which he won a million francs over the course of a few hours. It is tough to quantify a million francs in modern times. Even if you convert francs to dollars and then calculate the effects of inflation, it still doesn’t give us a clear idea of the purchasing power that kind of money had back in the real world back then. The only thing that’s clear is that it was a massive amount of money at the time. Charles died broke in 1922 in Paris.
Third highest roulette winner in the world
The third big winner is Joseph Jagger. Mr. Jagger worked in the cotton mechanics industry and took his experience with machines to the Beaux-Arts casino in Monte Carlo. There, he paid six clerks to secretly note the results of many spins of the roulette wheels there. He found that one of the wheels showed a clear bias which resulted in the numbers 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28 and 29 hitting more often than they should have in a truly random wheel. He then visited the casino himself, placed his bets accordingly and won the equivalent of $375,000 over the next few days. The casino eventually wised up to his strategy and got rid of the biased wheel. Jagger kept his winnings, retired from his job, invested the money in his own property and never again returned to the casino.
The fourth winner is Mike Ashley. Mr. Ashley is a billionaire businessman and owner of Newcastle United Football Club. News outlets reported in 2008 that he visited a private Mayfair casino and threw down a complex roulette bet worth nearly half a million pounds. In one spin, he wagered a total of £480,000 on every possible inside wager that includes the number 17. This includes a straight-up bet on 17, all the splits that include the number 17, all the streets, corners and six-line bets.
The same news reports also state that he placed wagers on black, odd, the first half, middle column and middle dozen. In the end, he took home roughly £1,300,000 for a net profit of £820,000. It’s not a whole lot of money for a billionaire, but it is impressive that the ball landed exactly where it needed to land to make the bet a perfect winner.
The fifth big winner is this article is Chris Boyd. Mr. Boyd was a 40 year old computer programmer from England who saved $220,000 over a three year period. He took the money to Las Vegas and searched for a casino that would take such a massive bet. Many casinos refused, but he eventually struck a deal with Binion’s Horseshoe Club. Binion’s had a max bet of $100,000, but they agreed to take his wager this one time. They also covered the 00 slot on their American roulette wheel, which effectively turned it into a European roulette wheel.
Chris bet all $220,000 on red and won the bet. Legend has it that the ball landed on red 7 the same number as Mr. Revell.
The sixth big winner(s) are Francis Farrugia, Francesco Baioni and Frank Camilleri. The trio travelled the world for 20 years ripping off casinos using the age-old trick of distracting croupiers in order to add high value chips to wagers after the ball had come to a rest. The trio was eventually banned from every major casino in the world but that didn’t stop them. Using fake IDs and disguises, they continued to travel around the world to ply their trade. Major casinos launched investigations and eventually the three-man team was busted. Francis Farrugia was eventually sentenced to 9 months in jail, but the sentence was suspended and he was released on supervision. His accomplices also served no time. News articles are saying these guys were “top hatting” but nowhere does it mention that casino staff were involved (top-hatting is similar to past posting except the croupier purposely helps the cheaters). The trio has managed to stay out of the news since 2011. It is anyone’s guess as to whether they have retired with their money or are back in the game.