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Which Football Players Love To Hit The Casinos?

Now that the regular football season has come to an end, our football stars will be looking for some pretty extravagant ways that they can spend their earnings.

Whilst some potential Chelsea stars are doing the sensible thing and buying suitably luxurious houses, some other footballing aces will be taking a bit of a gamble with their earnings by visiting the casino.

Chelsea icons like Cesc Fabregas have made no attempt to hide the fact that they like to indulge in a little casino action. The star managed to fit in a fairly civilised trip to the ultra-exclusive Colony Club in Mayfair with Lionel Messi just weeks after a similarly extravagant gambling session in Barcelona.

Such antics were certainly a better lesson in casino gaming that that of ex-Chelsea ace Eidur Gudjohnsen. The Icelandic footballer worked up some massive debts as a result of his reckless gaming action and has even sworn never to set foot in a casino again.

Seeing as Wayne Rooney earns a staggering £250,000 each week, it’s only fair that he’d have the occasional flutter at the casinos. But when stories start emerging that the England legend managed to lose £500,000 in two hours by playing roulette and blackjack at Manchester’s 235 Casino, it seems that Rooney is probably better on the pitch that at the gaming tables.

Stoke City’s Phil Bardsley might not be able to match Rooney in terms of goalscoring prowess. But these pictures of the defender lying under a pile of £50 notes in a casino showed that he’s definitely a better roulette player – even if it cost him his place in the Sunderland team!

Such tales show that it’s always important to keep your head when visiting an online casino like LadyLucks, and perhaps it’s better to take inspiration from Chelsea stars like Cesc Fabregas.

Some of our footballing aces have even managed to make a bit of extra money on the side whilst playing casino games. That’s what happened when Neymar Jr. and Cristiano Ronaldo were signed up by Pokerstars to appear in some promotional films that were meant to highlight ‘the fun, social and competitive aspects of the game’.

Such glossy advertising is a marked contrast to Jamie Vardy’s ugly antics in a Leicester casino in 2015. The Leicester striker was involved in a late-night poker session at a casino where he lost his temper and made a racist mark that will forever be a painful moment in his sporting career.

So as our sporting stars have had a pretty varied relationship with the casinos, it’s probably a better idea if they keep their attentions focused on the game of football.