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Barkley: The Round Mound of Gambling Debt

5/15/2008 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Wynn Las Vegas has filed suit against former NBA star Charles Barkley, claiming he owes the casino $400,000 in gambling markers. Heck, he spends that at the buffet alone!
Charles Barkley
And to make matters worse, the Wynn is getting the Clark County district attorney's bad check unit to investigate, which also looks into gambling debts. Clark County DA David Roger says if Barkley doesn't pay up, he could be charged with a felony!

According to court docs, the casino fronted the NBA star four different $100,000 markers -- two each on October 18 and 19.

UPDATE: While playing in a golf tourney in Alabama, Barkley told the AP "My mistake. I'm not broke, and I'm going to take care of it."

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juscus    

THATS ALOT OF 1/4 SLOTS...LOSER

2259 days ago
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ME    

this fat *&%$! needs to realize he's a has been
he should pull another stunt like getting kissed by a male ref..maybe that will make him some $$$ and im sure he'll enjoy it

2259 days ago
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davey    

He owes me money too. For services rendered...............

2259 days ago
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Sparkle    

So much for his future career in politics.

2259 days ago
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jollyex    

Hard to feel sorry for a**holes who can throw money away like that. Must suck to be Charles.

2259 days ago
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Krishna    

Chucky needs to give the casio their damn money

2259 days ago
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ME    

Chunky is a LOSER always has been

2259 days ago
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CoolGirl2008    

He should just put everything up (his house, posessions, etc) and gamble it off and make lots of money. That way he can pay all his bills.

2259 days ago
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QE2    

Imagine his gambling losses that aren't made public! With a hard-core gambler usually any public debts are the tip of the iceburg. Wanna bet this guy has a million-dollar-per-year gambling bill/habit (pun intended) ?

2259 days ago
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pimp    

I wonder if his accountant told him that Uncle Sam can pick-up most of that tab....pennywise, poundfoolish Sir Charles

2259 days ago
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Tinabeana    

It's hard to feel sorry for someone that has had his wealth and opportunity, but society needs to be educated on gambling as an addiction. Having dealt with it with family members, I must tell you that it ranks right up there with drugs, alcohol, food, shopping. People lose their families, their possessions and in 25% of cases take their own lives out of desperation. I hope CB gets the help that he needs, first step is admitting that he has an addiction, if that is indeed the case. I will pray for him rather than condemn him.

2259 days ago
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Liz    

I am sure he will call his buddy Michael Jordan and, the debt will be paid!

2259 days ago
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artstoyz    

Gamblin is not a problem till you can't pay up or start asking for credit lines. Hey Charles, I'll buy that NBA ring of of you to help pay your debt...oh wait, you don't have one.

2259 days ago
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wtf    

Well hopefully this will keep him from running for governer of Alabama or mayor of Leeds. YAY WE COULD BE SAFE AFTER ALL!

2259 days ago
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Sparky    

He probably said, "Holy CRAPS", when he saw his picture on TMZ!!

2259 days ago
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