Report: Amid Poker Probe, Yankees’ A-Rod Spotted In High-Stakes Casino Room

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez just can’t stay out of the headlines.

A-Rod, under MLB’s microscope for his alleged involvement in underground poker games, was spotted gambling last week in a high-stakes casino gaming room, reports the New York Post.

According to the paper, Rodriguez entered Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs last Monday around 8 p.m. After dinner, A-Rod joined the high-roller ranks with two friends.

“I saw a few women approach his entourage to get a picture with him,” a blackjack dealer told The Post. “But they were turned down and told to ‘keep walking.'”

He was reportedly close to the Pennsylvania casino, set to begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

Rodriguez played for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees last Tuesday and Wednesday. He has since rejoined the big league club.

A-Rod has yet to meet with MLB commissioner Bud Selig regarding the league’s probe into his alleged role in illegal poker games.

Star magazine reported in early July that several witnesses saw A-Rod playing at one of the notorious celebrity poker tables hosted at hotels and private residences in Hollywood.

“We take this very seriously and have been investigating this matter since the initial investigation,” MLB said in a statement earlier this month. “As part of the investigation, the commissioner’s office will interview Mr. Rodriguez.”

Last week, A-Rod said he’s “looking forward” to telling Selig his version of the “extremely inaccurate and unfair” Star report “as soon as possible.”

Should A-Rod avoid casinos altogether? Is the Mohegan Sun report unfair and overblown? Sound off in the comments below…

  • VIk

    Trade his A$$ !!! He’s a whiny “oh I can’t play because I have a boo boo” wimp but I’ll party with my holla in Florida on OP money while I’m “recuperating.” By the way has anyone seen what his girlfriend I mean boyfriend I mean girlfriend he/she looks like these days?!

  • Richard Camp

    MLB ,Bud Selig , and the N Y Post should try getting some GOOD umpire’s for the game of baseball instead of trying to run A-Rod’s life

  • Ron Davis

    its not against the law to play cards or other casino games or go to the horse track. Or eating popcorn fed to you by Diaz. don’t hate the player hate the game. He has rights too i may not like A-Rod but who cares if he plays in a legal house for it casinos. its underground places where its not right then its a question as long as he does not bet on professional baseball then leave him alone.

  • John

    So now it’s illegal for A-Rod to play poker where it’s legal. So everyone who goes to casinos should not be there because it’s unethical. Then why have casinos.

  • Greg

    Great news for Yankees fans. Perhaps this will be another nail in the coffin and the MLB will come down hard. I’ll continue to daydream about the possibility that this will help Yanks void his contract.

  • Ron Davis

    People are envious of his fiancial success if he can blow some of it let him its not going to effect how i do my life. Nor it should i could care less. Let him gamble it all away big deal.

  • rocky

    Leave the guy alone he is not shooting or killing anyone DAMMIT

  • Carl VanKell

    could it be that all reporters are so jelous of A-Rod’s fame and fortune that they MUST REPORT every action of his! Leave him alone, he should’nt have to sit in a church pew when he is not on the field!

  • Hannah

    This isn’t even a big deal. The Post is creating another “non-story” on an off day. A-Rod didn’t even get to PA until Tuesday right before the game. After the game he went to Mohegan to eat at the steak place. Even if he did gamble while there, it’s completely legal anyway. This is a silly report.

  • Ron Davis

    Unless he pulls a Pete Rose betting on baseball then thats a major problem if he gambling on cards its not a conflict of interest.

  • Ron Davis

    I am not a A-Rod or Yankee fan but if he goes to a casino that is legally ran so whats the harm its the illegal ones that are the issue he has a right to spend his money where its a above board places.

  • Hannah

    He wasn’t even in PA on Monday!

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