Anne Fletcher From The Mill to Monte Carlo – Warwick Words Festival

Joseph Hobson Jagger is unique among the men ‘who broke the bank at Monte Carlo’, the only one known to have devised an infallible and legal system to defeat the odds at roulette. But he was not what you might expect: not a gentleman or an aristocrat, nor a professional gambler – Jagger was a Yorkshire textile worker, who had laboured from childhood in the mills of Victorian Bradford. What led this man, who had never left the north of England, and did not speak French, to travel nearly a thousand miles to the exclusive world of the Riviera at a time when most people lived and died within a few miles of where they were born?

Join Anne Fletcher, Jagger’s great-great-great niece, as in this true-life detective story she uncovers how he was able to win at Monte Carlo – and how his legacy lives on in casinos worldwide.

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