Not the Robin Hood of Nottingham, England. And not the Robin Hood of poker rakeback. But Robin Hood in Sin City! It’s not a place that would spring to mind to discover a real life Robin Hood, but an anonymous person has changed lives with his/her donations in the past 12 months. The Las Vegas Blackjack Player began a campaign to reward kindly families that had fallen on hard times. Taking on the name of Robin Hood 702, with the 702 standing for the Las Vegas area code, their plan was to win money from well off casinos and ensure the winnings were given to a deserving family in need. A website was built and people were invited to post their information for consideration in selection.
Understandably the website was flooded with applications from people who had hit hard times. The one consideration for the financial assistance was that you had a debt of between 25,000 and 50,000 US Dollars. From the thousands of emails that came through, the mysterious donor chose a family who had sadly amassed a huge hospital bill to pay for the cancer treatment of their daughter. They also chose a second family. Then he gave away a huge sum of 55,000 US Dollars between the families. The modern day Robin Hood then also treated the families to an all expenses paid trip to Vegas.
To add to the uniqueness of this story, the blackjack player has funded all the games he plays himself. He had apparently approached the casinos asking for assistance to fund the plan, but has always been declined help. He has no intention of revealing his true identify and is in no way looking for any fame.
He is quick to point out that cheating is not something he advocates and absolutely denies card counting or any other winning strategies. Our modern day Robin simply relies on luck. Even more amazing is that he has promised to pay half of the recipient’s debt regardless of whatever occurred at the blackjack tables!
It has now reached the time where a new family is being sought and already the website has been flooded with upto 300 applications a day.
With times as hard as they are and people so careful with their money it is a joy to hear such a good news story. For the Vegas strip it is normally unknown for anybody to give anything away, but our modern day Robin Hood does just this and is an inspiration to us all.
If you don’t qualify for the special help of Robin Hood 702, get something back from your online Poker Room and try your luck at PKR Poker and maybe Pokerstars Rakeback. You too could be enjoying big wins.