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UFC President Dana White Wins $2 Million Gambling At Casino

UFC President Dana White has pocketed around $2 million in the space of the last two months from gambling at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter now reports that the casino is taking issue with White's success and has limited him to playing a maximum of $25,000 to $5,000 per hand. The casino has stopped short of banning him, but feel they have no choice but to cut back the play they'll take from the UFC promoter. White has taken issue with this and is saying he will no longer gamble at the casino. It isn't too unusual to see big punters who consistently win get cut back. Hollywood actor Ben Affleck was recently banned from playing blackjack at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Casino. At the end of the day, casinos are in the business to make money, it looks bad when they restrict someone, but they don't want to make losses. Limiting White however is a surprising move, he's a major player in Las Vegas, and the Palms has played host to over 15 UFC events. Will this strain the important business relationship? Absolutely, White and the Palms in fact clashed over gambling stakes back in 2012, which then led to him switching UFC events to the Hard Rock Hotel. He has obviously since gone back to the casino, but this latest incident will surely see hostilities resumed. This is a man who acts on emotion and takes things personally. White commented to TMZ that the reason he initially returned to gambling at the Palms was due to a gift they gave him of an expensive case of wine. The UFC president may be a big winner, but he's a big tipper too, with regular gratuities of $10,000 handed out. No doubt the waiters at the Palms will be sorry to see him go.
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