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Antonio Tarver

Habitual Gambling Debtor

Ran From 2 Other Casino Debts

3/8/2014 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0307-antonio-tarver-02He might be the welcher-weight champion of the world ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned Antonio Tarver was sued over unpaid gambling debts by TWO VEGAS CASINOS before his problems with the Wynn. 

According to court docs, Tarver got into some trouble with the MGM Grand and the Bellagio back in 2009 after taking out a heavy-duty gambling marker at each hotel and failing to pay it back. 

MGM Grand says ... Tarver borrowed $100k but only paid back $10k
Bellagio says ... Tarver borrowed $50k but only paid back $5k. 

They sued -- and according to court records, both casinos got their money back two years later. 

But Tarver didn't learn his lesson. As we previously reported, the 45-year-old was locked up for allegedly skipping out on a $200,000 gambling marker from the Wynn stemming from 2012. 

Tarver suggested his friend would help him repay the debt -- as long as he gets back in the ring and starts boxing again.

We spoke to Tarver's reps who insist the guy does NOT have a gambling problem. 

Wanna bet?

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Free Antoine

147 days ago
2.

Sunshine702    

Yep Steve Wynn will f u up if you don't pay up! Ask Joe Francis

147 days ago
3.

Sunshine702    

Let me guess - he tarted to pay 20,000 on the 200k to Wynn. Doesn't matter not paying a marker is a felony inNevada

147 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

the 45-year-old was locked up for allegedly skipping out on a $200,000.........................HE IS GOING TO BE GREAT IN http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_%282014_film%29

147 days ago
5.

billybob    

Does he really know what all that means??

147 days ago
6.

notalawyer    

Why is he wearing Chief Keef's glasses ?

147 days ago
7.

Thizz √$    

Vette guy is a punk

146 days ago
8.

Pure Evil    

Never gamble money you don't have stupid bastardized basatrd.

146 days ago
9.

Thizz √$    

Vette guy is a *****

146 days ago
10.

Toilethead    

Good thing for him the mod doesn't control those places anymore. Fat boy would be found in an ally with both his legs broken...or worse.

146 days ago
11.

Thizz √$    

Vette guy is a punk ! Keyboard tuff guy lol

146 days ago
12.

maintboy    

dosnt have a gambling problem ,wanna bet .if your a born loser stay out of casinos do something positive with your money help someone with nothing take care of your family

146 days ago
13.

Chris2014    

Now and then everyone has ups and downs, especially when it comes to money issues. But gambling doesn’t help you reduce your debt, vice versa it only makes the situation worse. If you are in a financial crisis and in immediate need of money, online payday loans are a good option. Often situations arise when we are in need of some temporary cash urgently but do not have adequate funds. These quick cash loans provide us access to short term credits to meet our emergency requirements.

16 days ago

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