Saturday, June 21, 2008

Way to stick with that gambling ban, Chuck

Charles Barkley is back in the World Series of Poker, just weeks after saying that he will never gamble again. Or at least for two years.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charles Barkley is headed back to the tables in Las Vegas to play in a poker tournament about a month after pledging not to gamble. He says it's all for charity. The former NBA star is scheduled to play in a celebrity poker tournament at the 2008 World Series of Poker on July 2.

The "Ante Up for Africa" event is designed to raise money and awareness for the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. More than 300,000 people have died and 2.5 million have been displaced since ethnic warfare began in 2003, according to the U.S. presidential envoy to Sudan. More ...

This is for charity, so maybe Chuck should be given a break. But why put yourself in this position? Nobody forced Chuck to go with his gambling ban, and doing stuff like this certainly isn't helping. Fortunately for him, Chuck could care less what people think.

1 comment:

tatagunga said...

Oh we have gambled with Barkley many of times at some of the best Hotels Las Vegas has to offer. He is an animal but very nice and fun as long as luck is on his side!