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Old 01-02-2002, 07:53 PM   #1
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Whoa-Looks Like Mr. Celine Dion's Got A Problem!

CELINE DION'S HUSBAND BLOWS MILLIONS GAMBLING


Los Angeles, Wednesday 2 January: CELINE DION's husband RENE ANGELIL has lost $9 million dollars (6 million pounds) gambling in Las Vegas.

The 59-year-old music manager lost the money while playing at the card tables at the exclusive CAESAR'S PALACE CASINO over the last decade, according to America's STAR MAGAZINE.

Friends are fearing when Dion and her husband move to Las Vegas in 2003, so Dion can play daily shows at Caesar's, Angelil will be even more tempted to gamble.

One source claims Angelil blew $4.5 million (3 million) in 1997, playing 141 hours of Blackjack, meaning he lost $31,000 (25,000) every hour.

The source also reports Angelil threw down $32,000 (26,000) for each hand during a period of 30 hours gambling in December 2000. The source says, "He's by no stretch of the imagination, the biggest gambler at Vegas. But he hardly ever wins."

A friend of the couple says, "Rene has been gambling for as long as he and Celine have been together. He never tried to hide it. "They got a whole new outlook on life when Rene found himself facing a life or death struggle with throat cancer two years ago."


9 Million Dollars

And they're moving to Vegas? Talk about throwing money away-that's just unbelievable.




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Old 01-02-2002, 08:07 PM   #2
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That is so sad, I know they say that gambling is a mind-disease so to speak, but dang, 9 million could feed a lot of hungry mouths, Poor Celine!
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That is so sad, I know they say that gambling is a mind-disease so to speak, but dang, 9 million could feed a lot of hungry mouths, Poor Celine!
It is a mind a disease! I always hear all these stories of people who have lost almost everything on gambling! It's sad! But then again Celion Dion's Hubby has the cash! Maybe to him is just pocket change!



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What a pity. That'a a lot of money that would help so many unfortunate people.
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Who's to say that they would use the money to help those in need anyway? If he didn't blow it gambling, they'd probably just buy solid gold yachts and gourmet toothpaste.


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um, well, the guy IS married to Celine....

does he gamble to block that fact out I wonder??

sorry...feeling a bit wicked.... can't stand Celine....
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Maybe Celine will release a benefit album for her husband's addiction...

I'm sorry, I'm shooting fish in a barrel here. Slow night.

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He has no better to do right? Maybe donate one penny or another...

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The source says, "He's by no stretch of the imagination, the biggest gambler at Vegas. But he hardly ever wins."
He uses the Canadian exchange rate and keeps thinking 16 is a good hand to double down on cause its only worth 11 Canadian!



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Well, usually I'd laugh since it's Celine Dion and I cannot stand her, but my dad's a compulsive gambler. This is just another sad story to me.
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I just read Joey of Justin and the Timerlakes lost a bundle playing Blackjack also. That is terrible, poor Celine. This guy just survived throat cancer also. He needs to join gamblers anonymous, and sure hope he is getting psychological counseling, because that is very sick behavior.
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