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Celebrity whales and high rollers

John McCain

War hero, Arizona senator, presidential candidate. John McCain is many things, but what a lot of people don't know about is his fondness for the craps tables which, according to a 2008 article in The New York Times, would bring him to Las Vegas on a monthly basis.

McCain has done a lot for the gambling industry outside of casinos as well. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, he was the author of the legislation that led to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which instituted the legal framework that governs Indian gaming.

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