‘Virtues’ Maven Bennett to Give Up Gambling

From Times Wire Reports

William J. Bennett, the Republican Party activist, former Cabinet secretary and “Book of Virtues” author, said he was giving up the high-stakes gambling that has cost him millions over the last decade.

“This is not an example I wish to set,” he said. “It is true that I have gambled large sums of money. I have also complied with all laws on reporting wins and losses,” Bennett said in a brief statement issued through Empower America, the conservative think tank he runs.

Some Atlantic City, N.J., and Las Vegas casinos have estimated his total losses at more than $8 million.