Wayne Rooney lost £500,000 in a two hours late night gambling spree on his own at a casino. The Man United and England star ran up the bill on roulette and blackjack. Rooney frittered away more than £4,000 a minute on blackjack and roulette during the casino losing spree.
One witness at Manchester’s 235 Casino said: “He was gambling a lot on red and seemed to be in his own world.”
Onlookers said the Manchester Utd and England legend arrived at the casino alone at midnight and spent two hours switching between the two games as he knocked back beers.
One witness said: “Wayne was being extremely reckless, laying down chips which amounted to massive bets.
“He was drinking bottles of beer. But he wasn’t drunk. He was more interested in the gambling than drinking. “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.”
“He was chasing his losses, which was just making things worse for him. People in the casino were looking at him and were stunned at what was happening. “He was cursing under his breath and seemed to be in his own little world — fixated on the tables and all the machines around them.
“He looked really down in the mouth towards the end. “But the casino staff always look after him and he gets VIP treatment in there. He obviously earns a lot but it is still a pretty crazy amount to lose.”