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.
“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.”