Many people adore gambling spirit and a will to win, especially professional athletes, which achieved their success on their own. Without this will they wouldn’t probably make it from their yard team to the school or college teams, wouldn’t achieve worldwide success and glory.
One of the best baseball players ever who was deprived of all the achievements and titles and banned from any activity connected with baseball after the gambling scandal, which costed him not getting into the Hall of Fame. He recently published a book called “My Prison Without Bars”, where he partly admits his participation in gambling, but he writes he did this only after he was banned from baseball activities.
A famous baseball player, won the award of the best athlete of the year in 1968. He enjoyed gambling, preferring horse betting. After series of loud scandals turned out he was betting with Syrian mafia. He finished his sporting career due to the injury he got from the rival who lost to him, who was closely connected with organized crime.
The greatest athlete of all time and all people. He owns countless titles and awards he received during his sporting career. He was especially successful in basketball, but he also performed great in baseball. Talented as hell, he applied it everywhere.
He also faced with gambling fever as he was looking for a source of adrenaline. In 1992, during the Olympics Michael Jordan was playing basketball at days and was playing poker with his teammates at nights. The athlete admits he has an addiction, though he proudly claims nothing threatens his or his family’s wealth.
In addition to that, Jordan decided to invest a big amount of money to build gambling club in Las Vegas. It will have casinos, spa salons, a night club, athletic centers and, certainly, restaurants – as Michael decided to develop his restaurant network further.
An outstanding baseball player who recently got into the investigation of Major League Baseball. He was noticed playing illegal poker with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Tobey Maguire and other celebrities.
After the warning, Alex received in 2005 for participating in gambling, he could now face a much bigger penalty, including disqualification. Poker is not sports betting, but he violated the rules after the warning. The league wants to distant itself from gambling so it inspect all the new versions of the matter.
Famous basketball player and a good friend of Michael Jordan was also noticed in gambling activities. He lost about 10 million dollars, including 2.5 million dollars in 6 hours. HE admits he has problems with gambling addiction but he thinks he is able to allow it. He once won a huge amount playing blackjack and betted it on “Indianapolis”. After the team won, he earned 700 thousand dollars that day.