Dana White is an Online Casino High Roller, Too
UFC head honcho Dana White gave online gambling in New Jersey a spin recently and ended up $33,500 richer for his efforts.
White took to Twitter to share his success playing at UltimateCasino, one of the new sites launching in New Jersey that will allow residents and visitors to the state the chance to play legal online poker and casino games for real money.
"I just won $33,500 @UltimateCasino @JENNIWOWW and @FrankieEdgar didn't do as well :) But it was all about me ;) on my way back to Maine" — Dana White (@danawhite) November 26, 2013.
White didn't reveal what his online game of choice is but he's a well-known high roller in Las Vegas, with many tales emerging over the years concerning his fondness for betting big at casino games such as blackjack. White and the Palms Casino had a high-profile spat in 2012 when White threatened to pull UFC events from the Palms after the casino cut his gambling line of credit in half.
White has claimed on several podcasts and interviews that he's won as much as $6 million gambling in a single night -- and reportedly tipped dealers as much as $100,000 while on a winning streak -- so his $33,500 win at Ultimate Casino probably didn't get his pulse racing.
The Ultimate Casino online site is a joint effort between Ultimate Gaming and Trump Taj Mahal and is one of half a dozen gambling sites among the first to offer legal gambling options to New Jersey residents.
Nevada was the first state to offer legal online poker sites and Delaware and New Jersey have followed suit, with New Jersey brick-and-mortar casinos desperate to add a new lucrative revenue stream.
New Jersey's gambling revenues from casinos in Atlantic City have been hard hit in recent years from a double whammy of the U.S. recession and intense competition from newer casinos in neighboring states such as Pennsylvania.
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