Tuesday, 8 December 2009
GAMBLER IN LAS VEGAS LOSES £77 MILLION IN ONE YEAR!
If there was a prize for the biggest gambling debts, Terrance Watanabe would be a clear winner. At the casino tables of Las Vegas, however, he was quite the opposite, racking up £77million of debts in an astonishing year-long losing streak.
Now the 52-year-old Nebraskan - who made his money by selling his father's toy import firm - faces criminal charges over nonpayment of his debts. Throughout 2007, Watanabe, 52, practically lived at the two casinos, betting a stunning total of $825million (£500m) His playing was so bad that in 2007, Watanabe lost £3million in one 24-hour binge.
Watanabe's paid over £70 million but is being sued for the additional £7 million, but he says he WAS DRUNK AT THE TIME in contravention of GAMING RULES!
FUCK ME, I once lost £100 playing three card brag and I DIDN'T SLEEP FOR A WEEK!