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Broke the bank at Las Vegas, or won a packet of smokes for getting your tinkle out in class? Outrageous, heroic or plain stupid bets.

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(, Thu 7 May 2009, 13:04)
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Plain bad luck

The above address will take you to the website of the student brake away formerly known as the student gumball rally. An awesome adventure drive around europe with 500+ students.

In 2007, 2 friends and I created 'Team Top Gun' and had an amazing time.

The tour was a 6 night organized event and then you make your own way back home. Many teams encountered problems whereby their cars broke down, they were jailed for speeding or just too drunk to drive.

Our problem came on the way home. due to the stupid french prices for petrol and spending too much money on drinking till 5 in the morning, we had run out of money. Luckily, we managed to get ourselves into a really cheap cockroach infected hostel in Nice for 2 days and time to evaluate our options on the best way home. After much deliberation we decided to use the remaining petrol in the tank and our last few quid on driving to monte carlo and trying to win enough money in the casino's to get back to blighty.

We had success on the Top Gun themed fruit machines and the black jack table and won that money to get home.

However, some people know when to quit, one of the lads...Pete doesnt. On the way back to Nice, James and I decided to go and sit in a nice little bar by the beach and chat to the french women as best we could. Pete had 'the bug' and took himself and a small amount of money to another casino.

He came back and hour later, slumped over to us looking like a wounded animal.

"Did you win Pete?"

"Yes" he replied unexpectedly " Im €50 up"

" Whats wrong then? "

" well... There I was, sitting at my fruit machine slowly winning the odd euro here and there and quite happy to do so. Along comes an old French Woman, nods a 'bonjour' my way, sits on the fruit machine next to me, rolls once.... and wins the fucking jackpot in a blaze of flashing lights and sirens"

"Shit mate...bad luck....how much was the jackpot?"

"...40 fucking thousand fucking euros"

It turns out that Pete was centimetres away from winning €40,000. Plain Bad Luck! Just dont make him tell the story again. He hates it!
(, Tue 12 May 2009, 12:07, 1 reply)
Nice story!

I've always wanted to win one of those accumulator jackpots. "progressives" they're called aren't they.
(, Tue 12 May 2009, 12:28, closed)

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