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NFL Stars Who Embrace Their Competitive Side At The Casino

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We’re familiar with football players’ competitive attitudes on the field, but often with our favorite players their dogged determination to win transfers to other games and pursuits. Most notably, there is a real trend for them to turn to casinos for the thrill of winning big money or simply the sensation of winning. Whether they’re making trouble or taking home the big bucks, here are some of the incidents of NFL football players causing a sensation at the casino:

Tony Romo and the Fantasy Football Convention

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was recently caught in hot water with the NFL regarding the fantasy football convention that he intended on holding at a Las Vegas casino. This would be contravening the NFL’s rules on players getting involved in sports betting, so the event was cancelled. But the future surrounding the event forced the NFL to clarify its rules on gambling for players. The league allows players to visit ‘legally operated casinos and horse or dog racing tracks’ and place bets on the events but the problem came when Romo appeared to be endorsing gambling. While the distinction may be trivial to fans, the NFL takes their position on this very seriously – as Tony Romo soon discovered!

Zach Thomas is a fan of Blackjack

Former Dolphins linebacker and fan-favorite Zach Thomas is a fan of playing a game of blackjack or two, and he has been known to win big with the game. It can be tempting to think that players like Thomas just walked into a casino with a magical ability to win big. However, it’s much more likely that his success came from putting the practice in. The same can be said of those wanting to emulate his win and practicing from the comfort of your own home using sites like SpinPalace is the perfect way to do so. With a variety of casino games to keep you entertained, whether your forte is poker or just enjoying some of the slots, SpinPalace is worth a visit before dropping the big bucks at a Vegas casino. It might be worth choosing one game, such as blackjack, and practicing it until you’re perfect by visiting the special game area on blackjack pages.

James Decker hosts casino night for charity

Alongside his wife, the popular country music star Jessie James Decker, Eric Decker hosted a casino night for their charity the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation. The event brought together NFL stars from a number of teams to raise money for the charity whilst enjoying some casino games. There was also a silent auction for special items which included VIP sports experiences, which is unsurprising given the host of American football talent attending the event!

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