August started in London for the start of the 20th Gumball 3000 rally.
While not participating this year due to a conference in Kiev, Ukraine getting in the way, Vadim went to send his friends off on a good rally and hit the tables in the famous London casino’s. Gumball was madness as always with crazy cars, famous celebs, unforgettable parties and memories with friends for alifetime.
When everyone left Vadim stayed an extra two days to play the roulette and blackjack tables after which he was off to Kiev for a 3 day conference on online gaming where he was part of a panel to discuss the development of blockchain on professional online gambling.
After making a quick pitstop at their Swiss house, getting some rest and first August bets in on football and the NFL it was a 4 days trip to the south of France. Cannes, Monaco, St Tropez the usual. A stop at the Monte Carlo casino was a must although not the most successful one and a massive Sunday at Bagatelle in St Tropez to close off the long weekend.
Next Vadim was off on the Be Brave Rally which took place across Georgia and Armenia this year. Be Brave Rally is a Gumball/Cannonball type of car rally only with a bit of taste added to it. The 6th edition featured an off road course across incredible landscapes of Georgia and Armenia, epic resorts amongst the mountains, castles, hot air ballon adventures, para gliding,
mountain climbing, horseback riding and a lot of driving.
A couple of cars were lost due to the extreme road conditions throughout the rally however all the participants made it to the finish line safe and sound.
One very good thing for Vadim in particularly was that Georgia and Armenia are apparently very big on gambling, and every resort, even in the middle of the mountains in Kazbegi contained very lavish casino’s within them. While originally Vadim wasn’t planning on doing any work during this rally, he not only paid for the whole rally by ruling the blackjack tables throughout the week but made up his blackjack quota for the month of September in a single week. With such results he couldn’t wait to get onto the cruise ship with his fiancé and go on a 9 day cruise across the Mediterranean.