What is the biggest gamble you have taken?

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  1. mandybeau profile image57
    mandybeauposted 9 years ago

    By this I mean any type of gamble it could be as small as a $200.00 bet at the Totaliser, Bookies, or Casino or it might be a gamble that was a huge change in your life.

  2. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    The most I have lost in a single poker hand is $15,000. big_smile

    1. Lissie profile image77
      Lissieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why don't you write poker hubs Mark?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Because google do not allow gambling advertisements.

        Except for forex, the stock market, mortgage derivatives, property investments, bond trading............ big_smile

        1. Lissie profile image77
          Lissieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Oh yeah I forgot there was a distinction - at least for google LOL

          1. countrywomen profile image51
            countrywomenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            You folks are so right about Stock markets also being a gamble. We realized it the hard way when my husband lost a lot of money through his 401k plan(even I lost a little). sad

            P.S: If it was my husband losing $15,000 in a voluntary game like poker then probably I wouldn't forgive him for the rest of my life.  I guess you have a very patient and forgiving wife. smile

            1. Lissie profile image77
              Lissieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Mark hasn't mentioned how much he made! I am looking forward to some poker lessons if I ever make it to the south of France Mark!

  3. Jewels profile image83
    Jewelsposted 9 years ago

    I quit my banking career after 17 years to save my sanity.  I had no job to walk into and the decision to leave took 18 months of procrastination.  There is no doubt it changed my life.

  4. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    My first business was a huge gamble. The market was lousy I had no money and I knew nothing much about business management.
    As I was too dumb at the time to realize the gamble I did it anyway!The business was a roaring success, because no one told me I couldn't do it. I have since taken less risk, but have never matched the success of my biggest gamble.

  5. Teresa McGurk profile image59
    Teresa McGurkposted 9 years ago

    ouch -- I've always had to take the gamble.  This has taken me around the globe.  As I've never had money, my gambling has been emotional or experiential. Ya only live once.

  6. Lissie profile image77
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Biggest gamble - turning my back on a top 5% of income earners job in IT to play this internet marketing game ....

  7. Tom Rubenoff profile image92
    Tom Rubenoffposted 9 years ago

    My biggest gamble was having a portrait painted of my wife without her knowledge as an anniversary gift.  It was a near thing, but it came out all right in the end.

  8. reggieTull profile image60
    reggieTullposted 9 years ago

    Well as an American abroad, I met a Scotsman in May and married him in July of that same year...some would say quite a risky thing considering cultural differences, our ages at the time, etc. Not to mention giving up country, family and a well defined career course. Well it paid off for at least 19 years. 

    I agree with Teresa "Ya only live once!"

  9. profile image0
    TheSandmanposted 9 years ago

    I started my own company two years ago

    1. mandybeau profile image57
      mandybeauposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Most of your  gambles have paid, of and Mark well doesn't sound to stressed so he's probably made it back ten fold.

  10. cindyvine profile image81
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    My biggest gamble was getting married, but I lost that hand badly. lol


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