$30 Million Lost to Gambling: Charles Barkley Bares All

Published January 20, 2015 by Sol FH

He has won millions, and lost even more, Sir Charles now understands moderation in gambling is crucial.

Charles Barkley recently shared some personal details about his gambling losses in Las Vegas. The 'Round Mound of Rebound' has been one of the most celebrated NBA players of all time and continued his success as a beloved sportscaster. His love for gambling has never been a secret. With the likes of Michael Jordan and others sharing his affinity for making wagers on sports, one would never think that such wealthy company would ever admit to having a gambling problem.

Win Millions, Lose Millions

In a recent interview, Barkley was forthcoming about times in his life that he has spent the weekend in Vegas and won over $1 million in a single weekend. He also shared stories of losing twice, and even three times as much over the span of a couple of days. Barkley now says that he still gambles, but not for the amounts that he used too. He believes that everything in life is about moderation and limiting oneself to a specific wagering amount, with regards to gambling, is key to living a happy and healthier life. No one is saying not to gamble, but just like NBA superstar Charles Barkley now understands, "You know, it's like anything, if you do it in moderation it's alright."

Responsible Gambling

Online gambling has become one of the most common ways to make bets on virtually all sporting events. Online casinos are also one of the most popular forms of gambling and the number of brands is growing by the year. One of the most important aspects of gambling, whether at a land-based or online casino is knowing how much to play, when to play and when to stop.

Keeping control while gambling is crucial for success, which is why online sportsbooks and casinos make sure they have unique and useful responsible gambling programs for players and punters respectively. Winner Casino is an example of a brand that goes the extra mile to ensure their members have a safe and enjoyable experience. Anyone that enters their site can scroll down to the bottom of the page and find a 'Responsible Gambling' button, which holds valuable advice on how to gamble responsibly, a problem gambling questionnaire and even methods to self-exclude oneself from the online casino and sportsbook.

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