I'm not much of a gambler, but if I ever find myself in a situation where I'm so sure of my outcome that I'm willing to make a high-stakes bet on it, I'm sticking to cash. Because while it hurts to empty your wallet when luck isn't in your favor, it's not as bad as, say, having to legally change your name.
A 22-year-old New Zealander made a terrible, no-good, very bad, very DRUNK poker bet, which has resulted in what is surely the most ridiculous-sounding name ever filed with the Department of Internal Affairs: Births, Deaths, and Marriages. This happened five years ago, but it was finally accepted last week when his passport expired. The poor guy can eventually pay to change it back, but in the meantime, you are going to die when you hear the 99-character moniker his creative "friends" chose for him.