Posted by Bossip Staff
Damn, it’s a bad season for athletes all around. Bossip just caught wind that Allen Iverson’s additions to alcohol and gambling are causing him to go broke:
Our highly placed source reports: Allen’s gambling problem is getting the best of him. He’s cleaned out a lot of his bank accounts. He’s being very reckless and foolish with his money and it’s showing in his behavior. Hopefully being banned from the Detroit casinos will serve as a wake up call. He’s even reached out various outlets for financial assistance.
Here’s the casino drama we’re re:
Allen Iverson has gone from being a one-man economic stimulus plan for the city’s downtown casinos to persona non grata. He has spent a ton of money down there, but recently he’s been banned from both MGM and Greektown casinos.
The NBA is looking into a disturbance at Greektown that involved one of Iverson’s body guards. Iverson may have been trying to act as a peacemaker but his body guard was involved in some kind of tussle.
Iverson, though, has been banned mostly for his boorish behavior. He is a bad loser, and he loses a lot, often throwing his chips or cards at the dealer. He has been warned about improper behavior at the tables repeatedly. He is often loud and disruptive, according to witnesses, rude to dealers, other players and the wait staff.
Earlier this season, Iverson caused a disturbance at a casino outside of Minneapolis. He’s also earned a bad reputation at Atlantic City.
You know Iverson’s behavior has to be really bad for a casino to ban him. As much money has he spends and losses, and with the casinos all fighting bankruptcy, wow, he had to be a nightmare.