Tiger Woods A Regular At The High Stakes Blackjack Tables

As the private life of Tiger Woods continues to be dissected, following the revelation of his adulterous affairs with a string of glamorous women, the media frenzy has now turned its attention towards his appetite for high stakes gambling.
Apparently, Tiger Woods taste for big bet wagers extended well beyond the golf course, and he was a regular at many Las Vegas casinos, where he hung out and partied with other top athletes, such as Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. One Vegas nightclub source commented:
“Tiger’s favourite clubs were the Mansion, the Bank and Tryst, all known for their discretion with high-end clients. His table always had to be filled with hot party girls and he loves being catered to.”
Woods, it would seem, started playing blackjack in Las Vegas after graduating from Stanford University in California, and eventually moved from playing the $100 tables to wagering up to $25,000 a hand and winning or losing $1 million over a night’s play.
Oregon sports psychologist, Professor Steven Ortiz, claims “spoilt athlete’s syndrome” was responsible for Tiger’s recent fall from grace, and the subsequent flood of moral vice stories to hit the news. Ortiz claims that as budding sports talents become proficient in their fields, “they become surrounded by enablers who put them on pedestals, and they think they aren’t accountable for their activities off the field of play.”
Ortiz, also highlights the part casino “enablers” play in the whole process, whereby “the VIP host at the club of their choosing will arrange everything for them. You might say you want 20 girls, half brunette and half blonde, and the nightclub will make it happen.”
However, any self realisations that Tiger may have had related to the causes of his wild lifestyle, looks to have come a little too late to salvage his current predicament. His announcement of an indefinite withdrawal from golf to concentrate on his marriage, was met by a public appearance by his beautiful  blonde Swedish wife Elin Nordegren, last week, without her wedding ring.

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