Footballers, boxers and basketball players rank amongst the highest-earning sports stars on the planet, according to the Forbes List of Top-Paid Athletes 2019. When you combine salary, winnings and endorsements, some pull in over $100 million per year. So it’s hardly surprising many are big gamblers. Because when you’ve got money to burn and an athlete’s super-competitive spirit, there’s no better place to be than the casino.
Floyd Mayweather certainly agrees. After setting the longest winning streak in a professional boxing career at 50-0, the retired boxer turned his attention to the blackjack table. It’s reported he now stakes over $100,000 per hand on an average visit to the casino, hence his ‘Money’ nickname amongst casino bosses in his Las Vegas hometown.
Ex-Man United striker Wayne Rooney also enjoys splashing the cash in the casino. In 2017, he was spotted in a Manchester casino after a two-hour gambling spree, during which he squandered half-a-million pounds on blackjack and roulette.
You can find out more about famous sport stars in the casino by checking out our infographic below. It’s been put together with the help of the team from bgo online casino, where you can play hundreds of slot, blackjack and roulette games on mobile.