Top 5 Craziest Gambling Losses Ever


Welcome to Droid’s Slots Top 5. This week,
we’re taking a look at the top 5 strangest gambling losses of money and more. An Italian man named Bruno Venturi was playing
Eurobet.com’s ‘Sixty Seconds’ game in 2009, when he realised he was onto a winning streak.
Having only initially bet (€20) £18, Venturi quickly racked up a total winning of (€700,000)
£650,000 in a matter of hours. However, when Venturi attempted to collect
his winnings, he was informed by Eurobet that he wouldn’t be able to claim any of it. The
reason? Eurobet’s website had incurred a glitch which meant that Venturi had played most of
his games for free, since the website had failed to charge him adequately. This bet is a little less kosher than what
you’d usually find in your local William Hill. In 2013, Ugandan news sources reported that
Henry Dhabasani bet the mortgage of his home on Arsenal beating Manchester United at Old
Trafford. Rashid Yiga, who he was betting against; was
staking his wife and a new Toyota Premio on Manchester to win. Little more than 90 minutes later Manchester
United had a decisive 1-0 victory over Arsenal. Dhabasani is reported to have fainted at the
final whistle and was evicted from his home the following day. Terrance Watanabe is a special entry to this
list because he is a record breaker. During a year long gambling binge in 2007, Watanabe
managed to lose over $127 million to Ceasar’s Palace and Rio Casinos. The two casinos’ parent company, Harrah’s
Entertainment Inc, derived about 5.6% of its annual Las Vegas gambling revenue from Mr
Watanabe alone. It is believed to be both the biggest overall
loss, as well as the longest losing streak in Las Vegas history. Matthew Webb was the first person recorded
to ever swim the English Channel in 1875. He completed it in under 22 hours and was
considered one of the greatest athletes of his time. Years later, Webb managed to fall into debt
and would do stunts for money. For his final stunt, he managed to raise $10,000 to swim
through the whirlpool rapids of the Niagra River, below the Niagra falls. He struggled
to raise the money as many said it was a suicide mission. On the 24th July 1883, Webb leapt from a small
boat situated near the Niagra Falls Suspension bridge and sadly, proved the critics right. You should bear in mind that a modern day
expedition to walk on the moon costs around $1.5 billion. This is precisely the amount
Harry Kakavas gambled away during the course of a 14 months binge. His game of choice;
Baccarat. Kakavas is popularly believed to be one of
the biggest high rollers in the world. His extravagant losses totalling 1.5 billion,
attest to that title. We hope you enjoyed this episode and will
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One thought on “Top 5 Craziest Gambling Losses Ever

  1. I had a crazy loss february this year. If you know what a complete bet is (if not look it up)
    I put a max bet on 26, complete bet. 40k. Landed right next door in zero.

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