Ex-NBA Star Antoine Walker Arrested In Tahoe For Gambling Debts

By Randall Stevens  |  07/17/2009

2009-01-06 - Antoine Walker's booking photoFormer NBA star Antoine Walker was arrested early Thursday morning (July 16) inside the Harrah's Casino in South Lake Tahoe. His charge: owing nearly $1 million in gambling debts.

According to local news station KVBC, the 32-year-old baller player had a warrant out for his arrest over $822,000 in gambling debts and faces three felony counts of writing bad check.

Walker reportedly took out ten huge loans from several casinos, all around $100,000 each, most of which has not been paid back. Under Nevada law, casino loans are just like bank checks. If you sign the marker, you owe that money whether you win or lose.

He was popped at the Harrah's, and later released on $135,000 bond.

Walker is due in Las Vegas Justice Court on Monday (July 20).

The NBA baller played for the Minnesota Timberwolves last year, averaging around 8 points per game in nearly 20 minutes a game.

Last summer he was dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies, who eventually waived him. He is currently a free agent.