Pro poker players make wild $100K bet... on staying in a pitch black bathroom for a month


Many professional poker players love to gamble on just about everything.

And by everything, we really do mean everything. Take this $100K bet that’s going on right now between Rory Young and Rich Alati, who is the one in the bathroom:

Ah, yeah, no thank you on that one.
“The conditions are complete darkness, so no electronics, no light-emitting devices, no drugs of any kind,” said Young. “He is allowed any type of food that he wants. He has a bed in there, he has a shower and a bathtub. He has pretty lavish toiletries like Epsom salts, sugar scrubs, that kind of stuff.”

Along with food from Flower Child (a Las Vegas restaurant), some sliced fruit, almond milk, cereal, and Pop Tarts he has in his fridge, meals are being delivered to Alati during the 30 days, but not on a regular basis so as not to give him any indication as to how much time has passed.

“Food is delivered every three to six days and we’ve randomized what days it’ll be delivered and we’ll drop off six days worth of food so he doesn’t know how long it’s been,” said Young. “It could be three days, it could be six days. He’ll have no idea of how long it’s been, so no watches or clocks or things like that.”

There are five night-vision cameras broadcasting around the clock and the only privacy Alati gets is when he’s in the shower or the toilet cubicle. Alati’s family and a few select others have access to the feed.​


he $100K Solitary Confinement Bet Ends Early: Poker Players Settle on $62,400 Payout
  • The $100,000 solitary confinement bet between poker players Rory Young and Rich Alati ended on Monday night -- 10 days before it was scheduled.
  • Young approached Alati, who was the one in solitary confinement, with a settlement proposal.
  • The two came to an agreement on Monday, which was the Day 20 of the challenge.

Young said he went in for a food delivery on Monday to Rich Alati, who was in a confined space for 20 days and, when Alati was still in good spirits, decided to negotiate a buy out.