Casino details losses of Celine Dion’s husband

Caesar’s Palace has taken the unusual steps of releasing the gambling losses of Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, after speculation that he gambles away almost $1 million a week.

Jan Jones, senior vice president of communications and government relations for Harrah’s Entertainment, Caesar Palace’s owner, put her foot in it when she speculated that Angelil lost as much as $1 million a week. Soon after she claimed she was speaking hypothetically and expressed regret that she referred to him by name.

"Allegations that Rene gambles as much as $1 million per week are totally false," said Gary Selesner, president of Caesar’s Palace in a statement.

Selesner also went on to state that Angelil is by no means a fool when it comes to poker and wins more than he loses.

"In deference to the privacy of all our guests, we don't discuss their gaming or hotel patronage, but with Rene's permission, we would like to set the record straight. His casino losses in 2005 and 2006 have totalled exactly $230,300, which have been more than offset by his tournament poker winnings, of $259,079, which are posted on the Internet."

Editor, - 2007-02-02 10:49:10

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