"bet a million"
James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Mon Jun 17 12:19:35 UTC 2002
John Warne "Bet A Million" Gates, born May 18, 1855, died August 9, 1911.
"He gambled at poker, the stock market, and horse races. In 1900 at a horse
race in England he bet $70,000 on Royal Flush with 5½-to-1 odds and won
$600,000. Rumors had him winning over $2 million and said he had bet a cool
million, a fabrication that gave him his nickname. "
"The Handbook of Texas Online", by The Texas State Historical Association)
- Jim Landau
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