Ray Parlour given shocking experience in high-stakes game

Footballers are often said to gamble when they arrive late in the box to put the ball in the back of the net, so former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour should be a dab hand at blackjack, right?

Well, 888casino decided to put the three-time Premier League champion to the test, and it seems he should have used their Ultimate Blackjack Strategy Guide before stepping up to the table for what was a… shocking experience.


Parlour, alongside former The Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs took to the casino floor for a go at the popular card game, but their experience had a little twist. Both players would be subjected to electric shocks from the ‘master’ should they make the wrong call, and it’s fair to say one of the duo on show was a little better than the other.

Parlour himself was on the wrong end of some corrective electric therapy, while Childs, appearing in the video before her recently announced pregnancy, appeared to be a veteran at the table in terms of getting the calls spot on.

If you want to be a blackjack star, get over to 888casino’s Ultimate Blackjack Strategy Guide for some hints and tips to avoid ‘doing a Parlour’.