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Andrew Joseph, azcentral sports 12:42 p.m. MST January 16, 2015
The gambling escapades of Charles Barkley are not a secret. The former Suns star has been open about his habits and that continued when he joined Campus Insiders' Seth Davis for an interview.
Davis asked Barkley about his two-year break from gambling, and Barkley shed some light on just how bad it got. Barkley projected that he had lost a million dollars on 30 separate occasions.
Barkley did say that he was never worried about gambling addiction, though. Before he took the break from gambling, his goal was to win a million dollars on every trip to Vegas, which often led to big losses. But Barkley said that he has learned to stop gambling when he's ahead.
"You know, it's like anything, if you do it in moderation it's alright," Barkley said. "And now with my gambling, 'cause I love it. I love the action, I love the juice. But I just learned to do it in moderation."
That's a loose definition of moderation, but it's definitely an improvement on losing millions.