Fan left homeless after Arsenal bet

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An Arsenal fan in Uganda has been left homeless, after betting his house that his club would beat Manchester United last Sunday. Henry Dhabasani bet against Manchester United fan Rashid Yiga, who put up his new Toyota Premio car and his wife.

So is this the worst betting loss of all time?
According to the Ugandan Observer, the men were serious enough about the bet to put it in writing, with local leaders as witnesses. The Metro reported that Dhabasani was evicted on Monday after United won 1-0.

It's a shocking thing to lose, but those who bet big can stand to lose their shirt, and there have been some stunning losses over the years.

Major losses

In April this year Australian Harry Kakavos tried to take a casino to court for allowing him to lose £1 billion in 14 months despite the fact he was a gambling addict. In May 2006 he lost $164 million in five and a half hours.

In 2007 Terrance Wantabe lost $127 million in a year - losing everything he made running his party-favour business over the previous 20 years.

In 1999 Australian media mogul Kerry Packer is said to have hit a run of bad luck and lost £20 million at UK casinos in seven days.

In 1993, former Philadelphia Eagles owner Leonard Tose tried to argue in court that a casino in Atlantic City had got him so drunk that he didn't know what he was doing. He lost his case and had to pay his gambling debts of $1.23 million.

Robert Maxwell, meanwhile, holds the record for the fastest loss ever. He is said to have lost $2 million in a minute, playing three roulette tables at a time at London casino.

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