Italian man takes life after €460,000 gamble

Share this article

Alessandro Bastianoni reportedly lost €460,000 gambling in Peru. Photo: Photos of Money/Flickr
10:06 CEST+02:00
An Italian poker player has committed suicide in Peru after losing around €460,000 in gambling.

Alessandro Bastianoni’s body was found in a Lima apartment next to a bottle containing a poisonous susbstance, Corriere della Sera said.

Investigators also found an overnight bag containing around €105,000 in cash and a letter in which the gambler asked for the money to be used for his cremation.

Bastianoni likely committed suicide 10 days ago, investigators said, following a worried phone call to his partner.

“He told me that he had lost a lot of money and I could hear deep sadness in his voice. I tried to cheer him up, but it was useless,” partner Yeinni Ospina told Corriere.

Story continues below…

Bastianoni was found after she contacted the Italian ambassador and Peruvian police.

Share this article

From our sponsors

Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections

Election Day in the U.S. is less than a month away, and time is running out for Americans living overseas to vote absentee. Here's what to do before it’s too late.


Popular articles