David Letterman Obsessed With Gambling?

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David Letterman Gambling

By Holly Nicol |

David Letterman Gambling

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David Letterman is NOT obsessed with gambling, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told it’s “not true.”

“Poker-Playing Letterman’s Dangerous New Deal,” blares a headline in this week’s National Enquirer, which goes on to claim the former “Late Night” host’s new “obsession” could be putting his $400 million fortune at risk. A so-called “source” tells the outlet, “Dave has rediscovered his love for poker.” “He hadn’t played in years,” and now he wants to “take his skills to Las Vegas, where he dreams of winning big,” purports the magazine’s seemingly made-up insider. Letterman’s close friends, however, fear his new obsession could leave him “flat broke.” “They wish David would just stick to skiing and fishing. Everyone’s hoping this poker thing is just a phase,” concludes the tipster.

But Gossip Cop investigated, and a rep for the legendary talk show host laughed off the report and exclusively assures us the story is “not true.” Letterman is not obsessed with gambling, nor is he planning to take his poker skills to Las Vegas in an effort to win big. What’s more, the repeatedly discredited tabloid even used a bogus and unconvincing photo recreation to try and show Letterman gambling, but it didn’t fool us. It’s simply another fake news story created by the fabricators at the Enquirer.

Unsurprisingly, this is not the first time Gossip Cop has called out the supermarket tabloid for its bogus stories about the star. In 2015, we corrected the outlet for falsely alleging Letterman and his wife Regina Lasso had a troubled marriage. And shortly before that tall-tale, we busted the publication for wrongly claiming Letterman tried to charge his staffers $50 each for a party marking the end of his run on the “Late Show.” Of course, neither of those articles was true, and the same goes for this latest one.

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