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Crazy Gambling Story: Obama Hustled On Golf Course By Derek Jeter

President Lost Money On Golf Course Last November


President Obama was recently in Las Vegas to attend a Democratic Party fundraiser at the request of outgoing Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, but, according to Politico, it isn’t the first time he has hung out with Las Vegas Sun newspaper owner Brian Greenspun.

The first time reportedly cost Obama some money.

In November, Obama reportedly was hustled on the golf course by Greenspun and none other than former baseball superstar Derek Jeter. From the report:

“He and Derek Jeter stole money from me at Shadow Creek,” Obama said of Greenspun, referring to the course in North Las Vegas. “It was clearly a set up, because when we got to the practice range, he was shanking balls everywhere. I said, ‘You play golf Derek?’ And he said, ‘I just started two weeks ago.’” They gave Jeter 30 strokes, Obama said, but he realized that was a mistake as soon as they were on the first hole. Jeter crushed him, he said. “We had to take a picture of me handing Derek Jeter money at the end of the game. Despite that, Brian is a great friend.”

Though he once made remarks about Las Vegas that the industry deemed extremely unhelpful, the Obama administration has been pretty kind to the gaming industry, considering that in 2011 the DoJ re-interpreted the Wire Act to allow states to pursue online gaming industries.

Last month, a conservative legal group decided to sue the government for allegedly not releasing the documents pertaining to that important 2011 re-interpretation.