Charles Deville Wells has two loves in life: Jeannette, his beautiful French mistress, and his sumptuous yacht, the Palais Royal. At the risk of losing 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 millions in today's money.
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, this biography reveals the incredible true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo and went on to become Europe's most wanted criminal.
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Unlistenable due to Authors Constant Erroneous . .
The Real 'fraudster' is the Author. Constant interjection with erroneous and needless currency 'conversions' into 'Today's ' equivalent. One example in which the 'Lunny' author speaks of the rent with regards a business premise in the City of London 'Equivalent to £20,000 P.A. Today' Really !!! ? This nonsensical conversion rate by just multiplying by100 continues throughout !!! Very disrupting, Unlistenable.
The Author is clearly a moron.
Very disrupting, Unlistenable in spite of the Excellent ' Jonathan Keeble ' narrating.
- J. M. Batista
Wonderful well researched narrative that almost reads like a thriller and transports one back to a golden era.