Celebrities with a gambling problem: Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley pokerIn May 2006, Charles Barkley came clean when he confessed he had a gambling problem. Sir Charles confirmed he had lost more than $10 million gambling throughout the years. During his successful basketball career he earned millions and millions of dollars, which enables him to finance his out-of-control gambling habit. However, Barkley feels he gambles too much.

Time to cut down on gambling

“I love to play table games at casinos, but I don’t wager money on basketball games. At the end of the day, it’s my money and I decide what to do with it. I’m not planning to quite gambling as it’s one of my favorite hobbies. However, I do have to spend less time and money at casinos,” Barkley said in an interview.

Happy position

When a reporter asked him if he considered his gambling habit a problem, he told: “Gambling isn’t a severe problem compared to alcohol and drugs issues. The only thing that bothers me is that I spend too much money at casinos. I consider gambling as a bad habit, but I’m in the happy position that I can afford it. Everybody knows you lose more money than you win at casinos, which is something I have to keep in mind,” the former NBA star added.
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