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smoothgrh
November 25th, 2018 at 7:59:00 AM permalink
Many of you that remember Alan the high roller from the Louis Theroux BBB Las Vegas documentary. I have wondered what became of the multimillionaire "mattress king of Canada"
I don't have an answer, but he did make an appearance on the 2004 Fox Reality Show THE CASINO
Host Richard Will brings him to both casinos


BBC
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pSOXyshl5y8

Fox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Niw9YuNM9Ec&t=2095s
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November 25th, 2018 at 8:37:34 AM permalink
If I recall correctly the entire industry collapsed and all those store cannibalized each other's sales.
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November 25th, 2018 at 8:40:03 AM permalink
I just recently watched that again!

I was also watching the documentary for what I thought might have been staged or elements that could have been edited out, and I don't recall anything major being unrealistic. It seems to have truthiness!
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November 25th, 2018 at 9:50:25 AM permalink
There was a rumor going around that Alan lost everything and became an Uber driver. I'm not sure if anyone ever substantiated that rumor.

But I love that documentary. I recently watched it again, too.
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November 25th, 2018 at 10:16:38 AM permalink
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November 25th, 2018 at 10:29:29 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

. It seems to have truthiness!

Louis Theroux was a respected videographer
who sold much of his work to the BBC. He didn't cooperate in any shenanigans in Vegas or the
Scientology compound in the USA.
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November 26th, 2018 at 5:24:58 AM permalink
FROM A POST ON TRIP ADVISORY:

PnSfromLA · Mar 22, 2018, 2:51 PM
Los Angeles, California · 7,013 forum posts
#24 of 40 ·
He sold his manufacturing plant in 2006 for over $14,000,000. I'm guessing that is where a good chunk of his liquid assets came from. A lot of times with these mergers they end up letting go the previous senior leadership after a year or so.

$70,000,000 is a lot, but let's be honest, how much is his salary as VP? Maybe half a million. That isn't enough to keep up his lifestyle. Plus now he has to report to a boss, who might not like his right hand guy spending his time in Vegas blowing large sums of money.


IT ALSO SAYS HE AND HIS WIFE RUN A CHILDRENS CHARITY IN MEMORY IF HIS SON THAT DIED
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November 26th, 2018 at 8:19:36 AM permalink
Maybe his uber driving is just a rich man's hobby?
Like golf or something.
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November 26th, 2018 at 8:46:29 AM permalink
I want to know what happened to that clown who blew all his money on blackjack.

And the guy at the end that Louis was playing Baccarat with.
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November 26th, 2018 at 9:15:21 AM permalink
What about the widow in Las Vegas who blew millions of her inheritance on slots?
"What, me worry?"

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