They may be banned from betting on sports when they are in the game, but footballers aren’t afraid to roll the dice at the casino or put their money at stake on sports once they have finished their playing days. Here, we’ll take you through some of the biggest gambling wins by footballers…
Woodhouse played professionally for Sheffield United and Birmingham City – featuring a spell in the Premier League. However, mid-career he switched to boxing and ended up winning the British light-welterweight champion.He isn’t a bad gambler too, with an amazing treble bet he won £72,000. Woodhouse bet Tyson Fury would beat Wladimir Klitschko, James DeGale would emerge victorious and Tottenham v Chelsea would end in a draw. Unsurprisingly, he now runs a tipping website, where punters can get top tips from the man himself.
The Premier League footballer had such a good night at the casino that he was pictured lying in a bed of £50 notes. Playing poker for the majority of his time at the casino, the star also tried his hand at blackjack and saw his stack of chips grew bigger and bigger as yours can at LadyLucks. No exact figure is known in relation to how much he actually won, but estimates suggest he may have taken home a wad in the region of £4,000.
Rather than one big win, the former manager is famous for sharing his betting slips and tips on his Twitter account.For instance, from just one bet at the 2016 Euros, he managed to make £450 profit on backing Gareth Bale. Another win saw him claim a win of £475 after backing England to defeat Wales by the exact scoreline at the same European Championship.
Plenty of footballers lose their money after they stop playing, but this former Real Madrid man’s fortunes exploded after gambling with his earnings. The Danish international invested his career earnings in a number of businesses including the casino industry, and is reportedly now worth a staggering £82m and lives in Las Vegas — enjoying a Playboy lifestyle. You’ll now find him mixing with the gambling elite at the poker table in Nevada.