Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley  Charles Barkley is most famous for his 16-year career in the NBA as a forward. He has a nett worth of $40 million. He was a top player for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Houston Rockets and the Phoenix Suns. Barkley has another passion besides football, sports betting competitions. He sets himself strict limits of $200 000, which is the most he will allow himself to lose. He is a sports betting fanatic and is currently the face of DraftKings advertisements.

Barkley and Gambling

The DraftKings ads also have a series of videos where the public can get tips on sports wagers that can be placed with DraftKings. Charles Barkley is no stranger to the highs and lows of gambling, and one of his biggest wins came during the 2002 Super Bowl where he walked away with an $800 000 payout. He has also won over a million dollars on different sporting bets but has also lost over a million on 30 different occasions, so he now follows a strict budget.

Barkley has been placing wagers on sports long before the federal ban was lifted in 2018. He was an advocate for the legalization thereof by stating that just because something is legal, it does not mean we all have to participate in it, almost like marijuana becoming legal.


Barkley learnt his lesson early in life when it came to gambling, and today he enjoys promoting DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey. Moreover, helping them gain a larger following a clear win-win for both parties. Barkley now only wagers as much as he has allowed himself and refuses to repeat cycles from his past that cost him millions. He is one of the world’s most famous sports bettors and level headed in terms of gambling limits and it’s risks.