Craziest Bets Ever Made (Crazy Big Money / Cash Bets)
Craziest Bets Ever Made (Crazy Big Money / Cash Bets)

You’re a young man, in need of adventure,
bored of the drudgery of everyday life in your small town. You need a change, but you don’t have the
cash to put change into effect. You know what you have to do, and that’s
take a huge risk. You sell everything you own, your car, your
electronic goods, your beloved bicycle, even your clothes. You then empty your bank accounts and buy
a ticket to the gambling mecca of Las Vegas. In your pocket is the cash equivalent to everything
you own: $135,300. You head to the roulette wheel and stack your
cash on red. The wheel turns, the ball is put into action,
and for a few seconds you consider the future, your hands trembling, your heart skipping
beats. The ball stops with a clunk. It’s red… And what we’ve just told you is a true story. The English Risk Taker
That story is the tale of a man called Ashley Revell, a man from Maidstone in England who
sold all his possessions when he was 32 to make that bet in the U.S. It’s said he also raised cash from auctions
and sales, so he wasn’t exactly rolling in dough when he made that life-changing bet
in 2004. In fact, when a UK online gambling company
heard about what he was going to do they even gave him some cash. Because of this the man legally changed his
name to “Ashley Blue Square Revell.” Before his bet he said, “I really want to
put that bet on, and just get that rush and see how I’m going to feel and how I’m
going to handle it, and if I lose how I’m going to handle that.” It’s said he walked out of the casino with
his $270,600, and afterwards he told the media, “That was the most amazing experience I
have ever had in my entire life.” With his cash he decided to buy a motorbike
and travel across Europe, and on that trip he met his wife-to-be. They had two kids together and Revell later
started a company. His win has inspired game shows and has become
a legendary story among gamblers. This is a feelgood story, but you’ll see
gambling has a very dark side. The Eternal Gambler
This man may not have laid down the biggest bet but his name has gone down in gambling
history and he claims to have bet more money in casinos than anyone else in history. His name is Archie Karas and he has a pretty
wild story. In 1992 he drove to Las Vegas with just $50
in his pocket. There’s not much you can do with that, but
he managed to get $10,000 from a friend as a loan. He made good on his word to pay the money
back, beating 15 of the best poker players in the world in a competition. We should say here that he had made a lot
of money in the past and was well known in the poker community, but he really was down
to his last $50 before he borrowed that cash. It’s a long story, but he kept on gambling
over the coming days and weeks. He kept on winning, playing various casino
games, and this now is known as “The Run.” At the end of this run he had a whopping $40
million. That’s $50 to $10,000 to 40 mil. But as often happens with the eternal gambler,
he lost it all. Then he made a few million back again, and
then lost it all again. This is what he once said about his chosen
way of life: “You’ve got to understand something. Money means nothing to me. I don’t value it. I’ve had all the material things I could ever
want. Everything. The things I want, money can’t buy: health,
freedom, love, happiness. I don’t care about money, so I have no fear. I don’t care if I lose it.” The Coin Toss
This is the story of a man called Kerry Packer, who was before his death at one point the
richest man in Australia. He was well known for his gambling proclivities
and would at times lose many millions or win many millions in a matter of days in UK and
US casinos. In 1999 he lost around $20 million in casinos
in London in a matter of weeks, and also in the 90s he walked into a London casino with
$20 million and played four roulette wheels. He lost everything that day. But his biggest bet, if you can call it that,
was going up against another man. As the story goes, Packer was playing poker
in the Stratosphere Casino in Las Vegas with a well known Texan player. Packer was said to have an explosive temper,
and the Texan didn’t much like him. It’s said the Texan was also miffed that
Packer didn’t know who he was after he had asked him to get into a poker match with him. That Texan guy apparently said, “I’m worth
$60,000,000!” Packer’s response was, “Heads or tails, I’ll toss you for it.” As the legend goes, the Texan man wasn’t
willing to bet his fortune on a coin toss. Money Mayweather
We all know that one of the best boxers that ever lived Floyd Mayweather is not shy about
showing how much cash he has earned throughout his career. It was reported in 2013 that the boxer made
a huge bet in $5.9 million on the basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana
Pacers. He bet on the Heat. His team won by 99-76. The odds were in his favor, but he still made
around 500,000 in profit from the bet. He’s never admitted to making the bet, but
one Vegas gambling man who knows what goes on in Vegas tweeted, “Good source from my
HeavyHitters Vegas crew alerted me that Floyd Mayweather has laid over $5,900,000 on Heat
-7 tonight in Vegas.” Better X
Now we have a sports fan who goes by the name of Better X. It seems no one knows his real name. It’s said this guy, or girl, made $25 million
in recent years after betting on the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Eagles. But early in 2019 he took a hit after putting
millions on the Los Angeles Rams. ESPN wrote that he made three big bets and
in total lost $3.8 million. Still, with his recent winning streak he’s
got $20 million in the bank that he didn’t have. The questions is, how long can he keep that? Nick the Greek
The man known as Nick the Greek, real name Nicholas Andreas Dandolos, was another high
roller that has gone down in gambling history. From January 1949 to May 1949 he played a
two-man poker match against another legend called Johnny Moss. At the end of the match the Greek man was
down severely and it’s said he uttered the words, “Mr. Moss, I have to let you go.” We don’t know exactly how much he lost going
against Moss, but some reports state it was as much as four million dollars. In 1949 that was a lot of money, and if you
convert that into today’s money it’s over $21 million. That’s some loss. The Underdog
This was by no means the biggest bet ever made but we are including it because it’s
such a cool story. It’s about a British soccer team (football
to the Brits) called Leicester City. This team was a massive underdog and no one
in the world thought they could win the Premier League. It’s difficult to explain if you don’t
know your soccer, but just imagine a lower rung team from any sport, that you know certainly
don’t have a chance of beating the big teams. In British soccer, the good teams almost always
seem to win the league. But not this year. At the start of the season the odds for Leicester
winning the title were 5000/1. That’s how bad the team was. But some people did make a small bet, and
we are talking about a fistful of pounds. The thing was, as the team were on their winning
streak, betting companies gave the gamblers the option to cash out. Some took that option and took home a handsome
$100,000 from a very small bet. But others stayed in, believing their team
would win the title. It’s said one gambler won $250,000, but
he put his money on when the odds were 2000/1. With Leister winning, the bookmakers took
a huge loss that year to the tune of around $30 million. Go Dodgers
This is said to be one of the biggest sporting bets in history. The gambler became known as the “Let it
Ride” better. All we know about the man is that he was younger
than 30 at the time he made the bet and of Eastern European decent. USA Today reported in 2017 that this man started
betting on World Series games in baseball, but he let the bet ride, which meant when
he won game one he put all the money on game two. If he won game two, he put all his cash on
game three. He kept winning, and by the time he had won
game 6 he had amassed a massive $14 million. But to get that he had to risk $8 million,
on which he bet that the Dodgers would win. Think about if he had bet wrong on that last
game! USA Today writes that the man was even thinking
about betting his 14 million on game 7, but he backed out. According to some sources, he is known in
Las Vegas for betting heavily and has placed very large bets on UFC fights in the past. Some people think he doesn’t even exist
and is actually a betting syndicate. The Phantom Gambler
The man known as the Phantom Gambler, sometimes “The Suitcase Man” was really called William
Lee Bergstrom. He died in 1985, but before his death he became
known as the biggest gambler that ever lived. As the story goes, he made some cash in real
estate and then in 1980 he turned up in Las Vegas ready to bet a lot of money. He went to Binion’s Horseshoe Casino with
a suitcase full of cash to the amount of $777,000. That’s almost $2.5 million in today’s
money. He was also carrying a second suitcase which
was empty, so he obviously thought he was going to win. What most people don’t know is he had borrowed
half the cash and told the casino owner that if he didn’t win he would take his own life. This was some bet, a mortal risk. At the time the casino had a policy to accept
any bet, and on this day that policy would be its ruin. Bergstrom put all of the cash, and we mean
every dollar, on the roll of a dice in a craps game. He won and he doubled his cash to around $1.5
million (5 million today) and as the tale goes he drove off into the sunset. The next day the LA Times printed the headline,
“Mystery Man Wins Fortune.” The paper interviewed the casino owner who
said, “He was cool. He really had a lot of gamble in him.” It would be a long time before the Phantom
would turn up again. But he did go back to Vegas and the year was
1984. Again he had a suitcase full of cash but this
time $538,000. On this occasion the shooter rolled a seven,
and that was a loss for Bergstrom. There was an eerie calm before Bergstrom went
and ate some enchiladas. A few days later he tried to kill himself
but failed. His father tried to counsel his son back to
good mental health, but his depression and addiction were seemingly irrevocable. Bergstrom went missing one day and his father
called the casino bosses and told them not to take bets from his son. Bergstrom had actually gone to Vegas with
forged cash, but that didn’t work out for him. On February 4th, 1985, he was found dead in
a hotel room after consuming a large number of pills. He was just 33-years old. What’s the biggest bet you’ve ever made? Think you have the nerve to bet big and potentially
lose everything? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
Why Winning The Lottery Is The Worst Thing That Can Happen To You. Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time.

100 thoughts on “Craziest Bets Ever Made (Crazy Big Money / Cash Bets)”

  1. Keviecoolguy 88 says:


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  3. PrancingPanda says:


  4. Your Breakfast Is Everywhere says:

    I wish the bets I made actually happened.

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  6. 1 Hour Beats says:


  7. Klair Kids says:


  8. Van Phan says:

    I'm 14th get rekt

  9. Angel Garcia Blakely says:


  10. Just A Dio Who's A Hero For Fun says:

    One time, Gates once auctioned Google for 1 million dollars
    But no one bought it

  11. XxsachigamingxX 211 says:


  12. James Reading says:

    Wow im actually one of the first people to watch this (this never happens…)

  13. 𝕍𝕆𝕃𝔸𝕀ℝ𝔼 says:

    So you’re saying I should spend all my life savings on gambling 👍🏼

  14. Klair Kids says:

    craziest bets ever made

  15. crusader 1 says:

    That Epic gamer moment when you Kim Jong Un nukes south korea to destroy kpop

  16. TwitchTvSkin ANIME says:


  17. Penguin_Orange says:

    I'm first! 😀

  18. L.P. Thanos says:

    Hello 👋 everyone

  19. Alpha Male Relationship and Business Coaching says:

    Every bet I made turned into debt.

  20. TheCeilingFanCollectorHD says:


  21. 1000 Subscribers with no videos challenge says:

    Who else is a loyal fan of Inohorgraphic🙀🙀🙀

  22. Termedboss says:


  23. Cooper Vlogs says:

    How much you wanna bet I could throw a football over them mountains

  24. jknight1984 says:

    Wanna see extreme betting?
    Stand in line at the gas station when the old women buy scratchoffs.

  25. Flyawaymoss 9747 says:

    the amount of likes this gets will be my gamble goal

  26. Jess Ellingham says:

    Early 💯💯💯

  27. anna davies says:

    Oooo cool

  28. Disco Saturn Loves To Do Subtitled Comedies and Other Things 24/7 says:

    I bet I'll be given million dollars if I eat a million dollars.

  29. III YOTIKA III says:

    Am I the only one who misses

    “The Girlfriend” … ???

  30. Shaun Thompson says:


  31. Roonz AKA HR60 says:

    Anyone else love Infrographics show

  32. ZeeZee b says:

    In your last video,u said that your 'expendable writer's and his girlfriend has been living together for 5 years.Ever gonna tie the knot?

  33. Alex West says:

    Over here in the UK we call them Mad Lads

  34. Beck Metcalf says:

    – The Infographics Show June 2, 2019

    Okay I’ll stop

  35. Evan Pangaribuan says:

    Can you do these ideas to your future videos?

    what if

    Chat Noir meets Nightwing
    Ladybug meets Spider-Gwen
    Chat Noir meets Dabi
    Ladybug meets Momo Yaoyorozu
    Deku meets Spider-Man
    Hiro Hamada meets Amadeus Cho the Iron Spider
    John Wick meets Punisher
    Ultraman meets Ant-Man
    Art the Clown meets Pennywise
    Chat Noir meets Damian Wayne
    Chat Noir meets Stain
    Chat Noir meets DareDevil
    Ladybug meets Spider-man
    Ladybug meets Peni Parker
    Shouto Todoroki meets Prince Zuko
    Chat Noir meets Meliodas
    John Wick meets Léon the Professional
    Bill Cipher meets Thanos
    Bill Cipher meets Kyuubey
    Chat Noir meets Randy Cunningham
    Bill Cipher meets Pennywise
    Bill Cipher meets Kyuubey
    Pennywise meets Kyuubey
    Sam "Nova" Alexander vs Tai the Green Lantern
    Chat Noir vs Spider-Man
    Leon S Kennedy vs John Wick

  36. you you says:

    Either your Lucky or unlucky. For The most part unlucky

  37. OwO says:

    I betted Bill Gates if I get bedrock in survival in 3 minecraft, I get 1 Million dollars, Bills accepted. And he didn't say legit survival, so I cheated to get bedrock and I got 1 billion dollars… but that was just a dream

  38. Beyond Tubular says:

    These are pretty crazy but nothing is as crazy or daring as a boi getting dared to kiss his homies

  39. Tzwac dastag says:

    Biggest Bet 2020 election

  40. The Art of Mastery says:

    To the 1% reading this:
    I hope you have/had a great day😊🙏

  41. NITROUS HD says:

    ill go gamble all my money away

  42. theylied1776 says:

    I don't care about money is what most degenerate gamblers claim.

  43. 【Δ e l t a】維 says:

    Nothing beats kakegurui at extreme gambling

  44. DailyDash says:


  45. Freddy Pikachu says:

    This is how many people won bets
    Now that's a victory royal!

  46. Alex Ziober says:

    We are all at least 6000¥

  47. Jacob Tran says:

    Ayyyy 71st

  48. Carter Derryberry says:


  49. random guy says:

    Some of these stories are hard to believe

  50. Sarah Whitney says:


  51. lol lol says:

    Businessman: works years to make a fortune
    Hobo: wins 3.6mil in a bet
    Businessman: what is my life?

  52. ZeeZee b says:

    Is your 'expendable writer' and his girlfriend ever gonna tie the knot?

  53. aleksander ambrož says:

    I bet a 0.01€

  54. therealvlubz says:

    over the last 15 years ive made really dumb bets with my dad, I never paid him, and last time I checked he told me I owed about 12.3 mil to him.

  55. Ninja Aiden says:

    You know how it works
    0 win 100
    1 win 20
    2 win 1,000,000
    3 win1,000
    4 win 100,000
    5 win 5,000
    6 win 200
    7 win 300
    8 win 2,000,000
    9 100,000,000

  56. notanimperialspy says:

    Some dude bet $10 million on the Astros winning the World Series

  57. Jonathan Brunner says:

    Win or lose the casinos and teams always make your money. Remember that.

  58. Jason Webb says:

    I didn't win millions, but won my share. I was smart and was able to walk out with money I won and wish I wouldn't had gone back. Only thing that in will say. What are the odds on the 3 green zeros hitting in a row. Whatever the odds were, that's what happened to my bank roll. This has kept me from ever walking into a casino ever again. I wanted to pull up the wheel and show they were cheating. But anyway, if you ever win and up $1. Keep and think to yourself a true winner.

  59. Steven Conrad says:

    The craziest bet my dad made was heading out

  60. Rex Andreas says:

    most money ive bet gambling is maybe 75 cents in a penny poker game

  61. william wu says:

    ima see how mnay ppl won bets

  62. crimson red says:

    The Eternal Gambler- I don’t care about money.

    Me- Struggles to pay college loans

  63. Willyda-beast says:

    Seems legit

  64. Big Draco says:

    Health, freedom, love, happiness… money can buy all of that.

  65. ROEMON Chris says:

    Cough cough. Have you heard of Hustle

  66. deitylink1 says:

    Wowowow wait a moment. The guy is in hard straights and as 135k in cash? lololo

  67. Lamar Watson says:


  68. Odelkis Ojeda says:

    My biggest bet was 10$

  69. Bryllejustin Reforma says:


  70. SpilledCocoa says:

    am I the only one who misses the old narrator-

  71. Flat Tire says:

    So 2 years ago I bet 400 dollars and won and got 1 doller

  72. Just Some Chupacabra With Internet Access says:

    I once made a bet with a goat. I won the bet. He lost all his life's belongings. I think that's why he died.

  73. azio says:

    plz make a video about che guevara

  74. Alx_To x says:

    I just can't imagine 50/50ing my hole life

  75. Andrea Diversity says:

    Betting my snack in kindergarten is way more intense

  76. Abhijeet Pandule says:

    No I can't bet even one dollar or rupee in my country because I dont want to lose my little saving and small amound which I earned over past few years .

  77. tw06le1 says:

    Once I bet $1200 & I won $1750…

    never thought of playing again….

  78. Evetchen Brown says:

    Kid: * Watches this video *

    "Mum, can I have 50 bucks"?

  79. IvoZZ says:

    Do u need college and experience to be successful.Theme maybe for next video ? Like if u want 🔥

  80. Cheetahgamer YT says:

    What if russia allies with the USA?


  81. Catherine Ngo-Wilde says:

    the biggest bet ive made is a lot of TIKLES

    AND I LOST !!!

  82. Gary The snail says:

    That’s sin city for you.

  83. Maria Cobaleda says:

    Haha I remember when Leicester won the premier league. I should have put money on it but I'm an Aston villa fan and I dont bet against my team, in fact I dont gamble but I think I'm going to start now 😁😁🤣🤣 that said I'm also a Patriots fan I should have put money on them 😖😖

  84. JB Gameplay says:

    500$ on a Fortnite game

  85. Bell Mtz says:

    Hi guys

  86. FABLE SHOCK says:

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  92. Balla boy 23 says:

    I bet $1000 for the Denver broncos to win tonight 😎

  93. Mndm ENT says:

    No one here will be successful

    Like to undo

  94. Theweirdfella says:

    Glad I ain't a Vegas boy

  95. Inferno says:

    i bet you can tell your cat you are sorry after you step on that paw

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