‘Wheel of Fortune’ Star Vanna White Enjoys Gambling, Explained Complex Relationship with It

by Halle Ames

Vanna White is no brainless beauty queen when it comes to money, however, she once revealed her complex relationship with her love for gambling.

White has worked as a co-host on the Wheel of Fortune for over 38 years now. Touching tiles and wearing beautiful ballgowns comes at a premium price, though.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Vanna White is worth nearly $70 million. Seventy million ‘doll hairs,’ people.

Additionally, the mother of two gets paid an annual salary of $10 million for working on The Wheel of Fortune.

Vanna White Keep a Tight Budget While Gambling

At the age of 64, White doesn’t have much to save her millions for anymore. In a 2018 interview with Believer Magazine, the Wheel of Fortune cover girl talks about if luck on the show has transferred to her success while gambling.

Although Vanna White enjoys to gamble, she keeps a tight budget of one hundred dollars to spend. No more.

“I gamble for fun. Not—I mean, for me, gambling for fun is maybe spending a hundred dollars,” said White. “Like going to the tables in Vegas and saying, OK, I’m gonna take this hundred dollars, I’m gonna play on the five-dollar table, and I’m gonna gamble. For me, it’s a hundred dollars of entertainment. It’s worth the entertainment thinking, you know, I hate losing, but sometimes I lose, sometimes I win.”

Vanna White understands how addictive gambling can be. She also knows the value of her money. Money that she has worked so hard for over the years. That is why she keeps a budget for herself.

“I mean, I work too hard for my money. You think I’m gonna go and give thousands away to—for nothing? No. I can have just as much fun on a hundred dollars as I could on a hundred thousand dollars. I couldn’t do it, I could not do it. No. A hundred dollars is my limit.”

“Luck is Luck.”

Since the Wheel of Fortune is a show based around the luck of the spin, it’s hard not to be a bit superstitious. However, Vanna White reveals that she doesn’t believe in all that, saying that is just life.

“No. That’s the way life is. Luck is luck, and sometimes you spin the wheel, and you might get bankrupt every time.”

As the saying goes, ‘I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious.’

Vanna White and co-host Pat Sajak’s contracts with the show end in 2022. So, place your bets now if they resign for another.