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Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo : Charles Deville Wells, Gambler and Fraudster Extraordinaire

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Charles Deville Wells has two loves in his life: a beautiful French mistress, Jeannette, and his sumptuous yacht, the Palais Royal. At the risk of losing them both, Wells stakes everything he owns at the roulette tables in Monte Carlo’s world-famous Casino—and in the space of a few days he breaks the bank, not once but 10 times, winning the equivalent of £45 million. Is he phenomenally lucky? Has he really invented an "infallible" gambling system, as he claims? Or is he just an exceptionally clever fraudster? Based on painstaking research on both sides of the Channel and beyond, this biography reveals the incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo—an individual who went on to become Europe’s most wanted criminal, hunted by British and French police, and known in the press as "Monte Carlo Wells—the man with 36 aliases."
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: True Crime
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Robin Quinn
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51500820
UPC: 9780750961776
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-1122
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