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Exclusive Scoop: John Daly's Slot Loss Story Is A Fake

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 22nd May 2006 1:35pm
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This is a VegasTripping Exclusive: Professional Golfer John Daly recently disclosed in his memoirs "My Life In And Out of the Rough" that he lost $1.2 Billion Dollars playing $5,000 slot machines at Ballys Las Vegas. While we don't contest that Daly may have lost that amount of money, we do contest that he played $5,000 slot machines at Ballys.

On Saturday May 20th, we inquired to the slot supervisor in the Champagne Slots area at Ballys where the $5,000 machines were. The slot supervisor, Derrek, told us that there are no $5,000 machines at Ballys and to check Wynn, Bellagio and Venetian. We clarified to him that we were looking for the $5,000 slot machine that John Daly mentioned in his book - at Ballys Las Vegas. Derrek replied that, yes, John Daly does play here, but there are no $5,000 slot machines. We asked him if these machines existed on the property in the past, he replied that there have never been $5,000 slot machines and if Mr. Daly had played such machines they were 'possibly' at Bellagio, Venetian or 'maybe' Wynn Las Vegas.

We must note that other news reports on Daly's gambling state he was playing a $5,000 slot machine at Wynn Las Vegas, not Ballys.



Comments & Discussion:

Perhaps an extra "0" was added in a typo? As far as I know, there's only one $5000 slot machine in the world and it sits in Wynn Las Vegas.

Considering how much beer he drinks everyday (claimed on Howard Stern last week that drinks around 20 beers a day), he was probably so drunk he forgot which casino it was.....

As an ex employee of IGT, I can tell you with certainty that there was a $5,000 slot machine at the Riviera in the early 1980's. I'm sure that it was the first of it's kind.

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