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John Daly Gambled Harder Than You Ever Did

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John Daly. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

John Daly. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS) From the you-can’t-make-this-up department, we present you some details of professional golfer John Daly’s past gambling habits.

Simply put, he went hard at the tables.

On In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Daly admitted “stupidity” was the reason he lost an estimated $55 million gambling from 1991-2007, according to a Yahoo.com article.

Among Daly’s absurd gambling habits: He’d often play all seven hands on a blackjack table, batting as much as $15,000 per hand; he played slot machines with a minimum required bet of $5,000 per spin; and he’d stay at the casino for as long as two days at a time.

“I’ve played slots for two days in a row,” Daly said, according to Yahoo.com. “I’ve played blackjack for two days. One sitting. The only time I’d get up is to go to the bathroom.

“Time goes by so fast and if you’re on a roll and you’re winning, I’d just keep on going, keep on playing.”

On one occasion, Daly said he was up $5 million in one sitting but lost $2 million because, “I wouldn’t get up.”

Daly still gambles, but the stakes are much, much smaller.

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