to baccarat to the very sports they play in the field. Find out what celebrities have been up to
behind closed doors
For the basketball legend, regular gambling games aren’t enough. He may play his fair share of
craps and poker, but there is a darker rumor running amok. Michael Jordan’s hiatus when he
switched to baseball is rumored to be a punishment from the NBA for betting on sports, and not
just any kind of sports, but basketball, itself.
Perhaps money really can buy happiness. For Tiger Woods, happiness costs $25,000 a hand at
the blackjack tables, and many, many more than one hand per night. At least he has recovered
well since the divorce, so far as we can tell from here.
The professional basketball player could not keep his gambling issues a secret, but few people
know the full extent of the problem. Though perhaps not gifted at selecting the right bets, Iverson
somehow managed to gather together a debt of millions of dollars to casinos in Detroit.
For a professional poker player, Phil Ivey sure plays a lot of games that aren’t poker. His very
favorite game to play in his spare time is craps, and it is a pity that Ivey is not any better at the
dice game. The poker pro has lost more than a million dollars in a single night at the casino. The
betting doesn’t stop there, however. Ivey is also a fan of sports betting, and has lost millions of
dollars on that as well. It’s a pity he isn’t as good at picking sports teams to bet on as he is
If you did not hear about this scandal, then the cover-up worked. John McCain is said by his own
friends to hole up playing craps for a full day at a time or longer, fighting sleep deprivation and
refusing to be hauled away. If what his friends said are true, this foul play was going on even
during McCain’s failed election.
Finally a gambler who has something to show for it. Ben Affleck has won $950,000 in a single
night of gambling, with the bet amount for a single hand being $60,000.
Most of us don’t have $60,000 to bet, but at least we don’t have $60,000 to lose.