There is no doubt that gambling is always connected with risks and challenges. There is never a stable guarantee that your bet will win. However, when speaking of celebrity gamblers, the losses can sometimes appear to be devastating. We have chosen five star-spangled gamblers.
Show me a gambler and I will show a loser
© Mario Puzo
Gladys Knight, American singer, and songwriter, who is also known by the name The Empress of Soul, earned fame as an incorrigible player. Though she was busy producing multiple R&B hits after her retirement in 2000, Gladys tried to dissemble her vice. Later, she recounted her struggle and fight against playing addiction in her autobiography. Her total losses never were announced, but they say that Gladys could spend $40,000 per night playing table games (blackjack and baccarat). Sports betting can also be ascribed to her front-runner games of choice.
Another famous producer also suffers from a venturous habit. David Milch abuses various staking pursuits. It is well known that once he lost $25 million playing in casinos. Milch made an attempt to pay off his debt and was able to pay back about $17 million. However, he failed in paying the total debt and that is the reason why they took possession of $100 million that he had amassed from his working. In addition to that, his wife wanted to get a divorce as she was no longer able to put up with Milch’s addiction.
Ray Romano, starred in the popular TV series “Men Of A Certain Age”. In fact, Romano’s character Joe Tranelli was also addicted to playing. One more curious fact is that Ray Romani himself is a celebrity gambler. His passion for playing got so bad that he had to seek help. In the end, he succeeded in overcoming his addiction and it definitely let him feel his character much better.
Charlie Sheen often takes the lead in a lot of poll numbers concerning stars who love his only problem. Charlie was a fan of staking and he used to spend an enormous amount of money on sports bets. He could spend up to $200,000 per week playing and this was not just on one occasion.
Finally, Leonard Toe lost approximately $50 million of his trucking-industry profit in casinos. It all ended up with him having $25 million of debt and in order to pay all of it, he had to sell his ownership of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL franchise in 1985. Furthermore, Toe did not manage to solve his problems with staking and it led to the seizure of two of his houses for unpaid taxes.