WYNN CASINO SUES CHARLES BARKLEY FOR $400,000 MAY FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES

CHARLES BARKLEY

It appears former NBA star Charles Barkley’s gambling habit may have finally caught up with him.

A story in today’s Las Vegas Sun says the Wynn Las Vegas casino is suing Barkley for $400,000 in gambling debts. And, there’s even worse news for the TNT announcer

Under Nevada law, gambling markers can be treated the same as bad checks and can be CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED. The Sun says,

The casino also persuaded the Clark County district attorney’s bad check unit to open a criminal investigation. The unit has authority under state law to investigate gambling debts in the same manner as bad checks.

District Attorney David Roger said Barkley will be notified of the investigation and given an opportunity to make restitution to Wynn Las Vegas to avoid being charged with a felony.

“We prosecute cases like this every day,” Roger said. “Mr. Barkley will be treated the same as everybody else.”

In an interview with ESPN, Barkley once said he’d lost “probably $10 million” gambling.

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