F1 Racer That Enjoy a Flutter At The Casinos!


November 17, 2021
Spotlight
Editorial


We often talk a lot about F1 racers’ performance, the cars they drive, and the team behind them, and on occasion we see flashes of news that cover their personal lives. We see how some racers splash their cash on luxury homes, cards, yachts, and holidays in lifestyle magazines and news reports, but what about casinos? There are very few reports of F1 racers visiting casinos, which is not that much of an oddity because casinos are experts at keeping their high rollers’ privacy intact. And with the money F1 racers rake in, they definitely fall under the ‘high-roller’ label.

In this article, we manage to get around the casinos’ high roller mask and reveal F1 racers that not only like to burn rubber in high-speed races, but they also like to burn cash on high stakes tables at the casinos. In both cases, the rewards for success are high!

Lewis Hamilton

One of the most controversial personalities off the tracks, but one of the most successful racers on the track. He is one of only three F1 racers to have won the championship 5 times. With all that success, Lewis Hamilton can afford to be just about anywhere things are hip and happening. Outside of racing, he is regularly seen at the top casinos around the world. It comes as no surprise he has been seen at casinos as he is regularly spotted at A-list parties and events with A-list celebs like himself. He is also a keen supporter of a future Las Vegas Grand Prix event – which we all know is the world’s number one gambling destination.

Giancarlo Fisichella

An excellent F1 racer that never did manage to pick up an F1 championship honour worth being his closest, which is not bad at all. And we all know his skills as a driver are formidable. He has won the famous Le Mans 24 Hour and was the GT class winner of the Petit Le Mans. He also won several F1 races in his career and he won the Italian F3 and Grand Prix de Monaco F3 in his early years as a racer. On the online gambling arena, he is also famous, most notably as a poker player. He has been an ambassador of poker for many brands helping the Italian online poker scene grow in popularity.

Max Verstappen

A young racer with a huge future ahead of him, he is an avid casino player often seen at the Casino de Monte Carlo. Why? He is, in fact, a Monaco resident and citizen and anybody who is anybody in this land of the wealthy visits the Casino de Monte Carlo. He loves to be a winner, and this year his ride with Red Bull Racing Honda puts him in pole position for the championship with Lewis Hamilton in search of his sixth championship trailing. Monaco is famous for its prestigious F1 racing event and the Casino de Monte Carlo, which is one of the few casinos to win a Global Gaming Awards; an honour the Hippodrome Casino London which is partly because of its live dual play roulette games put on by Evolution which is also famous for its live blackjack, baccarat, and wheel of fortune game shows streamed via webcam from multiple live casino studios dotted around the globe.

Fernando Alonso

The two-time F1 world championship winner has been on the circuit for close to 2 decades, but this could actually be his last season in the top tier of racing. He’s been on the podium 95+ times so he’s had a decent career and has always been up there pushing the best of them to their limits making sure that if any dropped championship points, they would have to worry about Alonso catching up who they all know is a more than capable F1 racer. As for casinos, Alonso has been spotted at cash games around Europe, in various tournaments, and he has been playing online too. Every so often you will see his Twitter pop up with a picture of him with poker chips or a Tweet mentioning he just has a nice game of poker.

Jaime Alguersuari

The final name on our list is another avid poker player also seen in and around some of the top casinos and poker venues not just in Europe but Asia, Oceania, and in Vegas. He is a Party Poker rep by trade as the company looks to bring on sports stars as brand reps. His famous comment on the site is that when you compare poker with being an F1 driver – you need to pick your moment in both sports. He means lay low and set the trap and then choose the right time to be aggressive.

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