UFC prez brings trash bags to casinos in case he wins a crapload of money
Dana White has won - and lost - millions in a single night playing blackjack at Las Vegas casinos.
Dana White rolls deep on the blackjack table.
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By Marc Raimondi
If you ever see Dana White in Las Vegas carrying a pair of huge garbage bags, he ain’t taking out the trash. Actually, he probably just took the casino for some serious dough.
The UFC president said Monday at a media lunch in Los Angeles that he and his crew bring garbage bags to the casino in the event he wins millions. One time, White said he had to leave the Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip with a multi-million dollar bounty under his arms.
What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ’em? There's nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000.
- Dana White
"I'm like, are you serious? We're going to get killed," White said. "They don't have some kind of suitcase where they put the money in. ‘You just beat us, here you go.' That's really the attitude. They just stack it all up there and go ‘thanks, have a great night.' We've had trash bags, we got to the point we started bringing our own bags."
White has said in the past that he has won $6 million in one night and dropped $1 million. Blackjack is his game and White said Monday that he has bet as much as $50,000. Someone asked him if he won or lost that hand and White replied: “You’re taking it like that’s the only $50,000 bet I ever made.”
He’s made a number of those. And he’s known for staying out at the tables until all hours of the morning. There’s no unwinding time for the UFC boss, even after a long day of meetings, interviews and f-bombs.
"It's the rush and excitement of all rushes," White said. "What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ’em? There's nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000."