What’s the most you’ve ever lost in a bet? Ten pounds? A hundred maybe? How about two hundred thousand US dollars? That’s how much golfer star Phil Mickleson lost when he demanded that a game of golf with a $1 stake be upped to the amount in question. He isn’t the only one either, a great many sports stars are also well known for their high stakes gambling, with some winning big, and others losing even more. http://www.galacasino.com have undertaken research into the high rollers who operate within the sporting world.
It wouldn’t be an article about sports stars without talking about Tiger Woods, would it? Woods is arguably one of the most famous figures in sports at the moment and his penchant for gambling is well known. When he visits Vegas, he often spends up to $250,000 per hand at Blackjack. read more »
The first big match of the Premier League season takes place tomorrow evening when Manchester United and Chelsea meet (even if United boss David Moyes can’t believe the fixture computer dared to throw this one up so early in the new campaign).
The 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil proved to be an enthralling tournament and a perfect taster for next year’s World Cup. Over the past couple of weeks, there has been goals galore, controversial incidents and not forgetting the carnival atmosphere created by the crowds, who in turn, proved influential in roaring Brazil on to their third consecutive Confederations Cup success.
While the competition, which invites the winners of FIFA’s six regional confederation tournaments plus the reigning world champions, was nothing more than a minor dress rehearsal in some of the venues that will be used in 12 months time, there were plenty of clues on offer about what can be expected on the pitch from some of the leading nations. read more »