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July 28, 2014

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Man wins $66,200 roulette bet at Binion’s in downtown Las Vegas

A Hawaii man said he’s planning to buy a house after winning more than $60,000 on a single roulette bet in downtown Las Vegas.

With a crowd around the roulette table Wednesday night at Binion’s Gambling Hall, longtime dealer Carlos Basaldua gave the wheel a spin with $66,200 riding on "even." Eight was the winner.

Eight is also the number of casinos the man called trying to place the bet, he told people at Binion’s. He learned $20,000 was the limit on a single bet. Binion’s said it would cover it.

“We are in the gambling business; this is what we do,” Terry Caudill, owner of Binion’s and the Four Queens Hotel & Casino, said in a statement. “It is somewhat unusual that he wanted to risk such a large amount. I consider these kinds of requests on a case-by-case basis.”

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  1. "We are in the gambling business; this is what we do," Terry Caudill, owner of Binion's and the Four Queens Hotel & Casino, said in a statement. Finally a casino owner that tells the truth Gambling not entertainment.

  2. For years, I've heard the joking comment about "putting it all on even (or odd/black/red)". This is the first time I've heard of someone actually doing that. Good for him.

  3. Agreed! Finally a casino owner that will accept a good gamble. Mr Caudill is upholding the legacy of Mr Binion. Congrats

  4. Proof, downtown IS the real Vegas