Jay Z 'looses $500k on poker game'

11th January, 2008

US hip hop star Jay Z is rumoured to have lost more than $500,000 (250,000) in a game of poker.

According to MediaTakeOut.com, the rapper, who is currently dating chart topper Beyonce, lost the cash in the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas.

An onlooker told the website: "It was supposed to be a friendly game with everyone betting only [a few hundred dollars] a hand ... Jay Z was down only about [a thousand dollars] when he raised [another player] $500,000."

They added: "It was a bold move for Jay Z - unfortunately his pair of queens didn't beat [the other player's] flush."

The source went on to say that Jay Z should have known better as he was playing alongside poker professionals.

Jay Z opened nightclub 40/40 in the Nevada city on New Year's Eve following a sell-out show at the Palms Pearl concert theatre the previous night. ADNFCR-1406-ID-18422515-ADNFCR

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