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Posted September 20, 2019 by Chris in Features
 
 

Musicians Who Love to Gamble

Gambling is an activity that many high-rollers like to play, and it makes sense that some of the most famous people in the world, both young and old, are also active gamblers. Some are event so addicted to them that gambling itself has caused their downfall!

Here are some of the most well-known musicians who love to gamble!

Frank Sinatra

One needs no introduction to Frank Sinatra, of “Fly Me To The Moon” fame. While being a big influence in the Music industry, he also visited Las Vegas many times, and has contributed to creating a link between gambling, casinos and the music industry since then. 

Nelly

Nelly is a singer, songwriter, rapper and actor and also is known for participating in poker tournaments such as the World Series of Poker Tournament. 

Cee Lo Green

It seems to be a trend for rappers to enjoy gambling and music themed slots, though for Cee Lo, this does contribute to his persona as a rich, philandering artiste. All his songs are riddled with “bling” and fortune, and thus it is no surprise that Cee Lo Green himself is a regular patron of the casinos.

Scott Ian

Scott is one of the members of the Heavy Metal Band Anthrax, and has at one point in time won a charity poker tournament. He has also been in the World Series of Poker Tournament along with Nelly, as mentioned above, more than a few times. 

Justin Bieber

While still a young man, he has been reportedly found in many compromising situations. Being in a casino regularly is one of them. He has reportedly spent more than 200 pounds playing poker at one period of time, though this is only a droplet of his networth.

Gladys Knight

Gladys in fact went into many issues in her life due to an addiction to gambling. She was so addicted to sports betting and the game of Baccarat that in her autobiography this has caused the straining of many relationships in her life. Reportedly, she has broken this habit though it is unclear if she is back to gambling at this time. 

Jay Chou

Jay Chou is a Chinese starlet who is well-known in the East as someone who has belted out many mandopop hits. While he does have a large fortune to himself, one of his most recent trips to a Casino in Singapore has actually netted him a loss of nearly $2M! Someone like him should consider taking a break from the casinos after such a horrifying loss like this.

In Conclusion

Musicians do encounter a lot of stress on a daily basis due to the money they have and the fame and public image they have to put up a front for. Sometimes, in order to alleviate that, gambling is an activity that they inevitably pick up. Some of them may simply seek to take a load off their shoulders by distracting themselves with games, others may even want to lose their fortunes from gaming themselves.


Chris

 
I listen to and write about music!