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Antonio Tarver

$200,000 Gambling Debt

At Center of Arrest

3/3/2014 10:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:34 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has now obtained the original criminal complaint filed against Tarver in Nevada in 2013 ... which shows he was charged with fraud and theft for taking out the money in 2012 and never paying it back. 

According to the criminal complaint, both charges are felonies ... which means Tarver could be facing some real slammer time. 
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Former boxing champ Antonio Tarver never paid back $200,000 in gambling markers to the Wynn Las Vegas from a gambling binge in 2012 ... so says a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports

Tarver was arrested in Florida over the weekend on a warrant out of Nevada -- the arrest documents were vague about the nature of the alleged offense. 

Now, we know ... Tarver is the target of a criminal investigation for allegedly not settling several gambling markers he took at the Wynn during a 4-day gambling binge in July 2012. 

According to the Wynn, Tarver took out $50k on July 24, 2012 ... another $50k on July 26 ... and $100k on July 27 ... totaling $200k. 

Besides the criminal investigation, Wynn is also suing Tarver for the cash in civil court in Nevada ... the same way he went after Joe Francis when the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho flaked on a $2 MILLION marker.

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6 COMMENTS

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Gambling is a real addiciton that can be solved with hard time in prison

201 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

The dumb azzes who continually gave him $$$ should be the real ones arrested. What gambler do you know will refuse even a dollar?

201 days ago
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Kingcalta    

Early last week he was on ABC Action News training talking magic now the news again trying any trick that works

200 days ago
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William Foresman    

let's not make being a criminal an addiction please

200 days ago

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