Remember when Charles Barkley made news for failing to pay the Wynn Las Vegas casino somewhere around $400,000? Well, he repaid the money and then went all noble, swearing off gambling for “the next year or two.”
Well, that year or two went pretty quickly.
Barkley is headed back to Sin City to play in a celebrity poker tournament at the World Series of Poker. Caveat: All his winnings are being donated to charity.
That’s all very nice and surely those charities will appreciate his donation. But is it such a good idea for a guy notorious for losing all kinds of money in Vegas to go back there — charity celebrity poker tournament or not — after swearing off gambling for awhile?
I’d venture to say no. But let’s be optimistic. To use a phrase we like: What could possibly go wrong?