It all starts innocently enough – a simple bet between friends on a game or poker with the guys. This can quickly grow and grow. For a while there were monthly or weekly poker nights at riders houses, some guys would go out on gambling cruises on a semi regular basis, and for a while there was always a contest in Reno, Nevada. This annual competition would usually lead to nights in the casino. Once again, the competitive nature of athletes would escalate things. If one person was up, then everyone else would place higher bets to try to catch up. This went as far as one athlete, who will remain anonymous, spreading a rumor that he was up over $7,000. From there he watched the madness of every other rider trying to catch up with him. Needless to say, the house always wins.