Here's another myth:
I've seen in a few movies and TV shows (fictional, of course) an extremely large bet on the roulette table.
For example in Scorched a couple bet a million dollars (of stolen money) on black.
Lie to Me, even more absurdly, had the main character bet a million dollars (of legal earned money) on double 0.
Did a casino ever allow such a big single bet?
If not, what's the record for biggest single bet?
And how high can a person off the street bet in the big high roller lounges?
As far as I know, the largest bet taken by a Vegas casino was a million dollar bet on red in roulette at the Plaza. I think it was planned in advance for a reality show on British television. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
I hope it was at least single-zero.