Degens are gonna degen. Say hello to Jake Cody, roulette star! I wonder if he is going to get patched up by PokerStars Casino after his recent hijinks at the roulette tables? Cody chopped a poker tournament in Nottingham and proceeded to bet all of his poker winnings on a single roulette spin. Cody bet £42,670 on black and he won his wager to double up. In U.S. dollars, that single spin was worth approximately $60K and Cody walked away with $120K. Not a bad night eh? Cody shipped $60K at the poker tables and another $60K for thirty seconds of work in the pits. If only gambling was THAT easy!
The Dusk Till Dawn Cardroom and Casino in Nottingham hosted the partypoker U.K. Poker Championship. The regional event was anchored by a high roller affair with a modest a £2,200 buy-in. Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody made the final table. Cody went deep and was among the final four players. They decided to chop up the money. That group included Jake Cody, Andrew Garland, Marty Olali, and Ben Longstaff. Jake Cody banked £42,670 (approximately $59,992 USD) and picked up the trophy.
Cody decided to do something we all dream about doing... making a single bet at roulette. Double or nothing. Go big, or go home.
Cody had the balls to make the $60K wager, but he needed approval from the pit boss. Luckily, owner and operator Rob Yong was on hand. The owner of the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham approved the single wager. Yong railed the action and at the instance of Cody, Yong dropped the ball and spun the wheel. The two shook hands while the ball whizzed down the circular track. Cody's mates shouted boisterously, "Black! Black! Black!" While someone, presumably Cody, echoed the poker player's prayer: "One time!"
The shiny white ball spun for 20 seconds, which felt like an eternity for both parties. The ball slowed down and plopped down on Black 22. The rail erupted. Cody doubled up to win nearly $120K USD.
Black 22 is going to be Cody's special number for the rest of his life. I have a feeling that everyone got snookered last night after Cody bought drinks for everyone.
Win money at poker and give it all back in the pits! At least, that's the mentality of every casino operator in the world that spreads poker. They know that poker dies not generate the same juicy revenue that slot machines and table games crank out on a daily basis. Many of the top poker pros in the world have leaks in other areas. Just ask Phil Ivey. That's why it's difficult to win money in the poker room and leave the casino without dropping any cash in the pits. Rob Yong paid out Cody last night, but the house always wins in the long term.
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