Footballers Biggest Gambling Wins
Betting on football has long been a popular pastime for many who love the sport. However, for professional players for whom it is against the rules to bet on matches, they must look elsewhere if they are to gamble their millions. While many have come unstuck in the past, with the likes of current Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend and former Arsenal man Paul Merson having lost substancial amounts through gambling, others have had huge success, with mobile casino games making it easier than ever to get involved.
Avoiding relegation from the Premier League is certainly one of the biggest reliefs for any player, with players in the English top flight undoubtedly among the best paid in the whole of football, with Sunderland’s great escape in 2013 no different. Scotland international Phil Bardsley certainly celebrated in style, with the now Stoke City defender pictured covered in £50 notes following a successful night at the casino. For most of us, gambling with such amounts is a pipe dream, however mobile casino games at LadyLucks provide various football related slot games that can help to recreate such a rush.
Elsewhere, having long been the king of Italian football, Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is another player with a love of gambling, with the veteran now serving as an ambassador for a poker company. The former Parma youngster is believed to have won over 1.5 million Euros in the past from his poker games.
Scottish defender Dominic Matteo had a successful career for both Liverpool and Leeds United, even making it to the semi finals of the Champions League in 2001 for the Yorkshire club. Since retiring from the game, Matteo has added to his substantial wealth through gambling, with horse racing in particular proving fruitful. With bets of up to £200,000 at a time, it is hard for many to imagine the thrill of wagering with such amounts, however mobile casino games can certainly provide a more risk-free alternative.
Meanwhile, 2016 Ballon d’Or winner and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is a well-known poker player, with the Portuguese international regularly featuring in celebrity games, often coming away from events with huge winnings.