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MGM Shoots Down Bruno Mars Gambling Debt Rumors

Bruno Mars, the hugely successful performer, does not owe a gambling debt of tens of millions to MGM Resorts. Bruno Mars, who has been successfully performing at MGM hotels and casinos since 2016, is not performing to pay off those debts. Those statements from MGM Resorts are aimed at squelching some bizarre rumors that were published by NewsNation earlier this month.

According to NewsNation, Mars owes MGM Resorts at least $50 million due to some excessive gambling. In their version, his incredibly successful residency at venues such as the Dolby Live at Park MGM and the Pinky Ring lounge at Bellagio, are his way of working off that debt.

Earlier this week, a representative from MGM Resorts International shot down those rumors in a statement given to the Las Vegas Review-Journal saying, “We’re proud of our relationship with Bruno Mars, one of the world’s most thrilling and dynamic performers. From his shows at Dolby Live at Park MGM to the new Pinky Ring lounge at Bellagio, Bruno’s brand of entertainment attracts visitors from around the globe.

“MGM and Bruno’s partnership is longstanding and rooted in mutual respect. Any speculation otherwise is completely false; he has no debt with MGM. Together, we are excited to continue creating unforgettable experiences for our guests.”

Though Mars has spoken publicly about his love of gambling in the past, NewsNation’s claims don’t seem to hold much water. Those claims seem even less credible given the fact that Mars takes home around $60 million a year from his Vegas residencies.