Wayne Rooney Blows £500k Gambling at Local Casino

Wayne Rooney Blows £500k Gambling at Local CasinoWayne Rooney, 31, is the record goalscorer for both Manchester United and the England national team, and like most top flight soccer players earns a huge salary which in his case is around £13 million. In fact, Rooney appears to have so much money that he apparently thinks nothing of blowing £500,000 ($645,000) of it over a two-hour gambling session at a local casino.
According to The Sun newspaper, Rooney was at the Manchester235 Casino from midnight until 2am, during which time he was apparently losing thousands of pounds each minute whilst flitting between the venue’s roulette and blackjack tables. According to one eye-witness who spoke to The Sun, Rooney was drinking beer, and seemed engrossed in his gambling session, stating:
“Wayne was being extremely reckless, laying down chips which amounted to massive bets.. He was gambling a lot on red when he was playing roulette – which seemed appropriate – and was putting long-shot bets on solo numbers. He kept losing but that just prompted him to bet more.”
According to the witness, Rooney appeared to be “cursing under his breath” as his losses mounted, and by the end of the two hour losing session “looked really down in the mouth”.
While it is no secret that Rooney loves to gamble, having admitted to such in his 2006 autobiography, what is surprising is the amount of money he shelled out on this particular session. In 2008, for instance, he only lost a relatively moderate £65,000 ($83,000) while playing at the same 235 Casino.
In the meantime, rumors are circulating that at the end of the season Rooney may move to the Chinese Super League on a £140 million transfer. However, his wife, Coleen, has expressed her concern that Wayne’s gambling habit may go further off the rails once he moves to Asia, and as a source explains:
“Coleen knows she wouldn’t be there all the time to keep an eye on him. She loves her life in England and wants the children educated here. Though they could visit, Wayne would be on his own much of the time.”

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