It’s common knowledge that professional athletes rank amongst the most competitive people on the track, in the ring and on the pitch. But few of us are aware of the growing number who are just as competitive on the casino floor.
Take Floyd Mayweather for instance. Whilst you’ve no doubt heard about the pro boxer’s perfect 50-0 record, you may not have heard of his nickname out in Las Vegas. Casino bosses on the strip know him as ‘Money’ for one simple reason: his ability to spend it.
Mayweather has no problem placing six-figure bets at the blackjack table, as the betting slip snaps he posts on social media prove. Back in 2016, he even hosted his own blackjack tournament out in the Bahamas. The top prize: $300,000.
Want to find out more of the world’s biggest sports stars spotted in the casino? From Italian footballer Mario Balotelli to NBA champion Michael Jordan, discover the pro athletes caught blowing thousands on blackjack, roulette, poker and craps by reading the below infographic.