We love that the Las Vegas Review-Journal has an around-town gossip column, if just because we find it amazing that the author isn't always being shot. Regardless, the paper has a rundown of Wayne Gretzky and his wife's betting limits at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky, under scrutiny after his wife, Janet Jones, was implicated in a sports betting ring, has lost more than $2 million in Las Vegas casinos, an insider said. Gretzky, head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, has a credit line that allows him to bet up to $25,000 per hand but plays well below that level.
The story goes on to explain that Gretzky and his wife typically play $1,000-a-hand blackjack. We love the mental image of Gretzky and Janet Jones sitting at a lonely table deep into the night, with Winstons smoke wafting around them, as some guy — looking like Robert Patrick in "The Sopranos" — tells him how his kids won't return his calls and that he just needs that lucky break, man, my ship's comin' in, I can feel it. Hey, Janet, you ever hang out with Michael Winslow? Love that guy's funny voices.
Gretzkys On List Of Highest Rollers [Las Vegas Review-Journal]