High Roller From Louis Theroux's Las Vegas Documentary Now An Uber Driver

"I think in a lifetime, everybody's a loser," said Canadian mattress millionaire Allan on Louis Theroux's Gambling in Las Vegas documentary from 2007. "But the thrill of being able to win today, lose next month, win the year after... I think it's the entertainment in this city."

Allan had gone to Las Vegas to see his "friend" Richard, a Hilton employee, who put him up in 'the largest suite in North America' completely free of charge on the basis that he gamble himself to the ground.


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Over the course of Louis's check-ins with Allan, we see him bet-big and win-big on roulette, blackjack and the slots.

By the end, a clearly shattered Allan says he'd be 'happy' to be 250k in the hole, implying the worst, even for a man earning big bucks.

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I've been curious of the whereabouts of these gamblers since I first watched it almost ten years ago. While I couldn't really seek anything out on the two salesmen who crash on blackjack, I found that Allan - or someone who looks like him - is now an Uber driver.

The screengrabbed receipt posted in Imgur was shared on Reddit. One commented: "Bloody hell. Good catch. A classic tragedy."

Another wrote: "What are the odds on that?"

Gamble responsibly, lads. Unless you're quite taken by that Uber life. By all means, chase your dreams.

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Josh Teal

Josh Teal is a journalist at LADbible. He has contributed to the 'Knowing Me, Knowing EU' and 'UOKM8?' campaigns interviewing everyone from student drug dealers to climate change activists.

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