We’re often surprised when we see big-name sports stars in the casino. But you’ll find a growing number of boxers, footballers and basketball players who feel just as comfortable at the blackjack, roulette or poker table as they do in the ring, on the pitch or on the court.
It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Many of the character traits that produce top athletes – competitiveness, patience, strategic thinking – are the exact same character traits that produce good gamblers.
And don’t forget about the money. Big salaries, combined with prize money and fees from product endorsements and TV appearances, mean famous athletes can afford to gamble with a lot more cash than your average Joe….