Friday, January 28, 2011

Charles Barkley: Ex NBA And Roulette Player


NBA fans for sure will have a picture with a former NBA player Charles Barkley. You will find him now, not in a basketball court but in any Las Vegas casino. Charles Barkley certainly completes everyday to all these places a great deal which is a known gambler.

One time Charles Barkley had been at MGM Grand in Las Vegas partying with Tiger Woods and other billionaire boys club. He of course played roulette next to Tiger Woods and ex-mistress Jamie Jungers who was playing blackjack.

Barkley has been reported that he owes $400,000 at Wynn Casino in Las Vegas. It was said that Barkley took 4 $100,000 markers in two consecutive days to keep playing which is equalled to the $400,000 in credit and refusing to pay the said amount, the problem isn’t that Barkley paid off the debt but seemed to be claiming it had been paid off when it wasn’t. This irritated the Wynn people and they needed to resolve it inside the courts.

The Struggle on the money had come to an end when the casino has been confirmed that they already recieved the $400,000 cashier's ckeck that Barkley have send. The only thing was left for him to pay is the 10 percent charge for the processing fee of district attorney and are able to make restitution with that right away.
He was never been shy about his gambling problem and had been admitted of losing over 10 million dollars in playing roulette, back in 2006. He said in one interviewed with ESPN that,

It’s just a stupid habit that I’ve got to get under control, because it’s just not a good thing to be broke after all of these years”

Presumably Sir Charles Barkley learns his lesson and keeps away from the roulette tables. Will somebody inform him that the Martingale betting system doesn’t really work.

More About Him:

Charles Wade Barkley was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama. He enjoyed sports and started playing basketball. On his senior year in high school, he recieved an offer to play basketball for Auburn University after he grow up to 6'5". A former American professional basketball player whose nicknamed Sir Charles and The ROund Mound of Rebound. He was one of the NBA's most dominating power forward.

He had eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances has been tittled as the All-Star MVP on 1991. He was one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, he competed during 1992 and 1996 Olympic games and had won 2 gold medals being a member of the US Dream Team. Last 2006, He was inducted to the Naismisth Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Currently, Barkley was an analyst of TNT for the NBA He enjoyed a lengthy career and had made a name for himself as being the outspoken analyst.

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