Newcastle have been on quite a run as of late, and Mike Ashley is taking full advantage. The club's billionaire owner recently strolled into his local casino (note to self: move to England) and had a seat at the roulette wheel, the greatest table game of them all. Ashley decided to make the boldest bet of all, known as a "complete", on his favorite number, 17. For those unfamiliar this bet entails placing a maximum wager on the number itself, each of the four corners, as well as the splits on every number touching the centermost betting square. He then proceeded to plop chips down on black, odd, and first 18 for a total bet of £480,000 ($945,984). Guess what happened...
Divorcee Mr Ashley watched impassively as the roulette wheel turned. As the ball dropped into slot 17, the expectant crowd broke out into loud applause. Mr Ashley calmly looked up at the croupier and said: "That'll do me, thanks very much," and walked off with his winnings. He had spent just 15 minutes at the table.
He won nearly £1.3 million ($2.5 million)
Sorry Moses, I have a new hero now.