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Degenerate Gambler John Daly: 'I Had A Lot Of Fun' Blowing $55 Million Over 16 Years

Professional Golfer Also Admits That He Still Gambles


It has long been confirmed that professional golfer John Daly had/has an incredible gambling addiction, but in an interview this week on “In Depth With Graham Bensinger” on Yahoo! Sports, Daly revealed just how much of a degenerate he was at his worst moments.

He said that while going through his tax records as part of research for his book, he is now able to estimate that he blew between $55 million and $57 million gambling from 1991 to 2007.

He also described how he would go about blowing massive sums of cash.

“I’ve played slots for two days in a row,” Daly said. “I’ve played blackjack for two days. One sitting. The only time I’d get up is to go to the bathroom. Time goes by so fast and if you’re on a roll and you’re winning, I’d just keep on going, keep on playing.”

At least some of his absurd gambling sessions took place in Las Vegas at the Wynn.

Did Daly regret losing so much? He basically said “not really.”

“I should say I regret it,” a candid Daly said. “But I did it, I move on from it, I had a lot of fun doing it…I love the action. I love the adrenaline going in there.”

Daly claimed that at times he played all seven hands on a blackjack table, betting as much as $15,000 on each one. According to him, this isn’t allowed at most casinos anymore.

The 48-year-old said that he still gambles, but for much lower stakes. “If I go [into a casino], I’ll play the $25 slots. If I hit something I might move up to the [$100 machines].”

Daly’s losses are astronomical, but his inability to walk away is no different than any other high roller, according to Steve Wynn. The casino boss said once in an unrelated interview that he has never seen a gambler win big and then walk away.

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