Famous Roulette Players

Roulette is a popular casino game played at both brick and mortar and online casinos. This game of chance is all about the glitz and glam and it is definitely not short of thrills, therefore, no wonder it attracts many casino players. One thing that makes this game so exciting and attractive is how unpredictable it is. There are many players that spend a lot of time around the roulette table, watching the wheel spinning and the ball bouncing from pocket to pocket.

Being a casino game of luck, there are only a small handful of players who have been lucky enough and have walked away with big wins. Additionally, there are only a few who have walked away with life-changing sums. Because of these popular roulette payers and their incredible stories, the game of roulette has become very prestigious.

Joseph Jagger

Gambler at the casino

It is generally agreed that Joseph Jagger is the first most popular roulette player. He became famous in 1873 and he was given the title “The man who broke the bank in Monte Carlo”. Jagger is the first player in the history of roulette that managed to find a fault in the Monte Carlo’s roulette wheels and, of course, he took advantage of it.

Jagger believed that it’s impossible that all roulette wheels are the same and that they must differ from one another. He was determined to find the flawed wheel, which, he believed, it must show some bias. Jagger worked together with a couple of other gamblers and their task was to track the numbers that would come up on the roulette wheels; that is all wheels in the Monte Carlo casino.

After several days of close observations and careful tracking, Jagger found a wheel that was indeed flawed. He noticed that nine numbers would come up more frequently than the others and he decided to bet on those numbers. Eventually, he walked away with £65,000, which today worth about $3 million.

Charles Wells

Gambler at the casino 2

The story of Charles Wells is similar to Jagger’s case. Wells also took advantage of the same Monte Carlo Casino by playing on the exact roulette wheel where Joseph Jagger had won. He too walked away with big money. The machine was definitely faulty. The casino staff believed that they had fixed the problem, but the fault line reemerged, and this cost the casino a lot of money once again.

Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo

Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo

Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo

Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo spent most of his life trying to figure out how the roulette wheel works in the attempt to beat it. He studied a lot of roulette wheels in Madrid Spain and tried using the same tricks used by his predecessors in order to test them. He eventually ended up in Las Vegas using the same tricks. He gave up playing roulette and other casino games in 1994 because of the stress he suffered during his attempt to cheat the wheel.

Ashley Revell

Ashley Revell

Ashley Revell

Back in 2004, a man from London named Ashley Revell decided to gamble all his savings and make one single bet in Las Vegas. The media followed his entire story. Many believed that he is insane. His parents and his relatives decided to go along with him, but they all thought that betting his savings of $135,300 in one single bet is simply a bad idea.

But Revell proved them wrong. He bet all the money he had on Red. The roulette wheel started spinning and when it stopped the spinning ball landed on Red 7. He did it! He doubled his savings and walked away with $270,600, tipping the dealer $600. Afterwards, when he returned to London he decided to make good use of his winnings and set up his own poker site.