Musicians with a Passion for Gambling
Musicians have always had a taste for gambling. The link between music and gambling has always been strong. Here we explore some of the most notorious gambling musicians in history up to the present day.
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Motörhead's lead singer Lemmy was a gambling enthusiast. He wrote the famous Ace of Spades song about the highs and lows of gambling.
Scott Ian is the guitarist for the thrash metal band Anthrax. He spent a few years as a professional poker player.
Gladys Knight is the only woman to make this list. She developed a gambling addiction in the 1980s. With the help of Gamblers Anonymous, she was able to kick it.
Drake is a gambling enthusiast. He was refused to play at Parq Casino in Vancouver because of new anti-money laundering laws. The singer is worth a reported $150 million.
Sean Combs is a multi-talented rapper, producer and all-round music mogul. Comts is also a great fan of blackjack. He has made numerous appearances at casinos and has a black jack table as part of his tour.
Frank Sinatra is synonymous with Las Vegas. He owns several casinos and a performance venue, the Sands. His relationship with Nevada gaming came to an acrimonious end after a run-in with the regulators.