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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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16.

HTFOXY    

THIS SCRATCHES HIS GREAT DREAMS OF RUNNING AS A DEMOCRAT. SO GLAD HE SWITCHED. OOPS, THIS GAMBLING SAGA MIGHT BE A DEMOCRAT RESUME ENHANCER.

2319 days ago
17.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

another example of Da Man bringing him down.

2319 days ago
18.

vic    

he's an addict... remember, he's lost more money than john daly's pissed away... looking for a feel good moment, but when it gets there it leaves a lot to be desired... that's an addiction... tighten up, big boy, or you'll be the next latrell sprewell...

2319 days ago
19.

Sir Charles    

Turrible!

2319 days ago
20.

Bama    

You guys need to know the facts. Quit hating. If you were to heard what he said on WJOX 100.5. You would understand. He is a good man and has no problem. This is just a miss understanding. And by the way the date are wrong. He bet on the super bowl, which is in Feb.

2319 days ago
21.

Nettie    

I know you've been backed into a corner because of your gambling addiction. Hope you can get the help necessary to stay out of jail and to overcome your addiction. Face up to the facts and seek help Charles. Gambling is an addiction! It can ruin you!

2319 days ago
22.

Amanda    

Charles still lives in Scottsdale as far as I know, and DMX lives in Cave Creek. But where did Mike Tyson move to? Didn't he sell his place in Paradise Valley and move to the Chandler/Gilbert area? For some reason I thought he now lives near the same neighborhood where Matt Leinart and a lot of other pro athletes live.

2319 days ago
23.

Gia    

I like Barkely. He's funny as hell. And he's human like the rest of us so give him a break. TMZ seems to be a magnet for negative people with nothing nice to say about anyone.

2319 days ago
24.

wtf    

Charles' legal residence is Leeds, AL. He recently had his mother's house put in his name so that he can run for governer. LORD HELP US ALL!

2319 days ago
25.

GAMountainGirl    

I just hope he doesn't do like Ken Griffey Jr. and pay it all back in pennies. Of course, Jr. only owed his friend $1500. I'm sure CB can just spin this around to make him look like the good guy and the Wynn casino is just being anal. It's just sad to see these people who make more money then most people could ever dream of making in a life time throw it around like it's nothing.

2319 days ago
26.

TCurry    

Riiiiiiiiiight. Some of these celebs are so cheap. Pay your bill Chuck.

2318 days ago
27.

Cheryl    

HE SHOULD PAY THE CASINO & GET HELP FOR HIS GAMBLING ADDICTION!! GOD BLESS HIM!

2318 days ago
28.

Steve    

LOL!!! NBA and gambling debt! It's like peanut butter and jelly!
Sucker!

1159 days ago
29.

Darla    

LOL!!! NBA and gambling debt! It's like peanut butter and jelly!
Sucker!

1159 days ago
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