Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo, a master of the game of Roulette, was born on 25th June 1947 in Madrid, Spain. Studying at The Official Film school, he had a passion for film and music. Unfortunately, the school closed before he could graduate.
A job opportunity was offered at Spanish National Radio to work on music programs.
His credits include albums by Smash, Triana, Maria Jimenez, Alameda, and others. Despite his efforts, he could never sign up the big names and struggled to make ends meet.
A career as a gambler
To support his family, he turned to gambling as a means of raising money. His favourite game of choice was Roulette, and he noticed that specific numbers came up more often than others.
Consequently, he knew that finding the numbers that came up frequently would give him the advantage. In addition, he observed that there was a slight inaccuracy with the pocket sizes and roulette wheel balance.
Analyzing the Roulette Wheel
At Casino Gran Madrid, Gonzalo studied and analyzed the roulette wheel for many months to win. He concentrated on watching and learning during this period, calculating his results in a computer program.
Similarly, he enlisted his kids Ivan and Vanessa for various casino visits in Madrid.
After Gonzalo had sufficient information, he and his children started playing Roulette for real money, and within a year, they had won $700,000.
Some casinos eventually banned the Pelayo family from playing, and one casino even filed a lawsuit against them, but the court ruled in their favour.
The family eventually left Spain for Las Vegas, where they won over $2 million between them before the casinos banned them.
Gonzalo-Pelayo: Where is he now?
Using statistical data and laws of probability, Gonzalo and his children have retired from playing Roulette and now bet on sports and play poker.