Ashley Revell Biography
Ashley Revell risked everything he owned on a single spin of the roulette wheel at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. His life changed in the blink of an eye as the roulette ball landed on red, doubling Revell's money in a matter of seconds.
One would think, like other big winners who blow all of their money on meaningless possessions, that Revell would be no different. However, Revell surprised us all when he actually saved the majority of his winnings, settled down, and started a family.
Life Before His Big Win
Revell's journey began while at the bar, drinking with his friends, when they started talking about how great it would be to go to Las Vegas and bet everything you had on one spin of the roulette.
Although he had been drinking when this idea first popped into his head, the next day he still thought it would be a good idea. If he was going to go through with this, now would be the best time, because he was still single, with no family or obligations to worry about.
Despite his parents' efforts of trying to talk him out of the idea, Revell had a gut feeling that this was the right thing for him to do. He began selling everything he owned from his Rolex watch to his golfing clubs, leaving only necessities for himself. He auctioned the more expensive items off and held a garage sale for the smaller items.
A UK online bookmaker took pity on Revell, giving him a significant amount of money to stake on his bet. To show his appreciation, Revel officially changed his name to, Ashley Blue Square Revell.
After all of his efforts, in six months time, Revell had managed to scrape together $135,300. He took all of it and headed off to the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Revell didn't know ahead of time which color he was going to pick, he only knew that he was ready to risk everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel. Moments before the wheel spun, Revell randomly chose red, confident that he was destined to win.
Life After His Big Win
Time seemed to stand still for Revell as he waited for the results of the spin, and sure enough, the ball landed on number 7, a red! Revell had managed to double his money in a matter of seconds, giving him a grand total of $270, 600.
Revell's win was broadcasted on Sky One, a realty mini-series that was broadcasted in the UK. In an interview after the bet, Revell said, "That was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my entire life," and we certainly believe him.
When Revell made it home, he completely changed his lifestyle around, but certainly not in ways you'd expect. He realized that before this adventure he had a lot of unnecessary "things" in his life that really had no true value. He didn't go off and buy a lot of expensive items, but he instead focused on making memories.
He travelled across Europe on the back of his new motorbike, which he only bought because he had sold his car prior to the bet. On his trip, he met his future wife and they are now happily married with two children.
Revell's win still amazes people to this day. He has been featured in an E! Documentary special called, "THS Investigates: Vegas Winners & Losers", and "Red or Black?," a game show hosted by Simon Cowell is said to be inspired by Revell's big win.
Revell launched a website called iGamingRecruitment.com, which helps link online gambling companies to qualified job applicants. Applicants can upload their resumes to the website for employees to view or they can specifically apply for posted jobs they are interested in.
Author: Nicole Miller
Updated: November 2016