UFC President Dana White Banned From Casino After Massive Blackjack Wins

UFC president Dana White is worth an estimated half a billion dollars, but that doesn’t stop him from being seen often at the casinos in Las Vegas.

White has said more than once that he’s a “degenerate gambler” but he’s been successful in taking the casinos for millions on high-stakes blackjack.

Joe Rogan, UFC announcer and podcaster, said that one night White lost a million – but prior to that came up with a profit of $7 million.

Not bad.

“Listen, Vegas is all about losing, not winning, man. They don’t like people who f***ing win!” White said.

“Then it sold again, the new ownership said we want you to come back and I beat them for $1.6 million again.

White has nothing to worry about when it comes to money, as back in 2016, himself and the Fertitta brothers sold their majority stake in the UFC to a consortium of investors for over $4 billion.

The casino where White took home a huge amount of cash, the Palms, had reportedly asked him to stop playing there after the Maloff family sold the casino.

“I had beat them for $1.6 million,” he said. “Then as soon as the Palms sold, the people who came in asked me to stop playing there.”

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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