Central Florida guard Marcus Jordan has found that out the hard way since he Tweeted last week that he and his older brother spent $56,000 in a single day at Liquid and Haze, the poolside lounge and swanky nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino. Not only were Michael and Juanita Jordan apparently not thrilled that their youngest son would divulge his spending habits, the Nevada Gaming Control Board is also reportedly investigating whether Marcus broke any laws, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The primary issue, of course, would be whether Marcus either drank alcohol or gambled at the casino.
It's hard to imagine any major consequences coming from this for Marcus, but it's also difficult to imagine him spending $56,000 at a casino anywhere besides the bar or the tables. Bottle service at Haze costs a minimum of $425 per bottle, so you can see how it would be easy for a deep-pocketed college kid to run up a hefty bill in a hurry.
The real lesson for Marcus here isn't so much about abiding the law or the value of a dollar but about the celebrity that comes with being the son of the world's most famous basketball player. To his credit, Marcus insisted he has learned from this incident in a conversation with FOXSports.com last week.
"I didn't mean it the way it came across," Marcus Jordan said. "My family and friends know the type of person I am."
- Marcus Jordan
- Nevada Gaming Control Board