If your a gambler, it’s something we’ve all thought about doing and writing about, and know we have someone that has stepped up and taken the challenge, for his new book of course. Richard Roeper, the movie critic, writer, and yes gambler is in the process of working and writing his next book. The title, “Bet the House: “How I wagered $1000 a day every day for a month on everything from poker, lottery, to a flip of a coin.”
Each and every day for 30 consecutive days, Roeper must risk at least $1,000 on some form of gambling. He plans on keeping a running diary each day, with an updated bankroll, and he’s even listed a set of rules he must follow,
If I manage to double the bankroll at any point, the risk will be increased to at least $2,000 every day.
At one point I will have to risk at least 25 percent of the bankroll on a single sporting event, poker tournament, roll of the dice or hand of blackjack.
If I lose the entire amount before the 30 days have expired, I must replenish the bankroll with my own money.
I must gamble for at least two hours every day. If I lose the minimum $1,000 before the time has run out, I’ll have to dip into the next day’s bankroll.
If I win, a portion of the profits will go to charity.
It doesn’t have to be a different form of gambling every day, but I’m going to try to come up with as many variations as possible.
Stories have surfaced already that the trip has included numerous basketball nail bitters, a horrific run at blackjack and a fire at the Empress Casino in Joliet, IL. TFOUL has just found out that Roeper did hit a Royal Flush on Sunday. Follow all the action here on TFOUL, or follow Roeper on Twitter.