Charles Barkley faces gambling debt case


Thursday, May 15th 2008, 1:34 pm
By: News 9


Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- A prosecutor said retired NBA star Charles Barkley will face felony charges if he fails to repay a $400,000 gambling debt to a Las Vegas Strip casino.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger says Barkley will get a chance to make restitution to Wynn Las Vegas to avoid felony bad check charges.

The casino alleges in court documents filed Wednesday that Barkley failed to repay four $100,000 casino markers, or loans, he received last Oct. 18 and 19.

Barkley played 16 NBA seasons. He's now a basketball analyst for TNT.