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Professional Poker Player Bets His Tournament Winnings on a Single Roulette Spin

Poker player Jake Cody raised a furor at the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham when he decided to bet his tournament winnings on the roulette wheel. After scoring his largest live tournament win since 2014, the 29-year-old professional gambler made his way to the roulette table and put the full £42,670 on black.

The Dusk Till Dawn Poker and Casino in Nottingham hosted the partypoker Live UK Poker Championships which started Monday, February 19 and ended Sunday evening with Chris Brice taking the title in the Main Event along with the top prize of £187,500. Apart from the Main Event, there was a £2,200 high roller with a £200,000 guarantee which was won by Jake Cody. The player pocketed £42,670 and instead of going out to celebrate his trophy with champaign, he headed to the roulette table.

The 29-year-old gambler decided to wager the entire amount in a single spin of the roulette wheel. His stunt attracted a large crowd around the table, while he managed to convince Dusk Till Dawn Casino’s owner and avid poker enthusiast himself Rob Yong to spin the wheel. Yong agreed to do the honors whereas Cody put his winnings on black, cheered on by his friends and fellow gamblers. Fortunately for him, his luck held and the ball fell on 22 Black.

With his adventurous and, as it turned out, very successful bet, the 2018 partypoker UK High Roller champion managed to double his tournament winnings, taking home £85,340 for one night’s work. His lucky spin was filmed and the video uploaded on social media by fellow UK grinder Antoinius Samuel.

Not His Biggest Win

The English daredevil may have created a huge buzz at the Dusk Till Dawn Casino on Sunday, but this is not the biggest win he has earned throughout his career. The player is from Rochdale, UK, and he started grinding at a rather young age, scoring his first live tournament cash at the age of 21. Finishing sixth at the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour’s £200 No-Limit Hold’em event in April 2009, Cody won £1,740 in prize money.

At the 2010 EPT Deauville €5,000 Main Event, the young gambler took the top spot and the first-place prize of €857,000. A year later, he cashed in $851,192 when he won the $25,000 WSOP Heads-Up Championship. His winnings from big poker tournaments and world series are estimated to be approximately £2.9 million.

Cody is also not the only British gambler who bets everything on a single spin of the wheel. One of the most famous stories broke in 2010 when English gambler Ashley Revell sold all his possessions, including his clothes, to raise US$135,300 and put it all on red. When the roulette wheel at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas stopped, the ball was on 7 Red.