Gambler spends £120,000 on bottle of champagne


A US gambler spent £120,000 on a 30 litre bottle of champagne at a London club, the most expensive ever.

Don Johnson, a professional gambler and businessman, chalked up a £168,118 bill when he paid a visit to Park Lane’s OneForOne nightclub on Sunday night.

However, according to a friend, the 49-year-old bon viveur – known as The Champagne King – doesn’t even like the taste of champagne.

Mr Johnson, who was in town visiting rock star pal Bon Jovi, heard the nightclub had recently commissioned the biggest bottle of champagne ever made, the Armand De Brignac Midas – equivalent to 40 regular bottles which weighs 45kg.

After polishing off a £25,000 six litre bottle of champage, Johnson moved on to the mammoth Midas, taking up a microphone and whipping the club into a frenzy.


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