Most people want what happens in Vegas to stay in Vegas… but not Luke Bryan, who won $60,000 in 14 hands of Blackjack. Yeah, we’d want that to come home with us too!
“The coolest thing I’ve ever done gambling was, we had a day off in Vegas and then I had a show the next night somewhere out West,” Luke explained to Audacy's Rob + Holly. “We took a day off and the Georgia Bulldogs were playing at like, 12 noon. Well, I go down and I wanted to play a few hands of Blackjack, and then I wanted to stop and go sit at a bar and watch my Georgia Bulldogs play.”
“I get down there [Blackjack table] at like 11:30am and I know I don’t have much time, and I sit down and I won 14 hands in a row and I won $60,000 in 14 hands.”
LISTEN: Lucky Luke tells the full story
“I did not mean to win that much money, I just, it happened,” Luke said, innocently. “I sat down and the first card, I just started winning. I think it was six total minutes, I won 60 grand, I got up and then I went and just watched my Georgia Bulldogs.”
Note to self: Take Luke Bryan next time we go to Vegas (or anywhere!!)
It’s no wonder Luke had zero hesitations committing to a residency in Vegas beginning February 11, 2022. Luke is among the first performers to headline a residency at the new 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas. The luxury destination opened June 2021 and features The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, opening November 2021, which will be home to the residencies.
LISTEN: Luke discusses his upcoming Las Vegas residency
While Luke continues to live out his dreams in his well-deserved career, he is also investing time in the next generation of entertainers as a judge on the upcoming season of American Idol. It’s a role Luke enjoys immensely alongside fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, who he says invest just as much into the contestants as does.
“I think [American] Idol is really special,” said Luke, “Me and Lionel and Katy are really relishing in the connection with the kids. When it’s been an 11-hour day and then all of a sudden this special kid is standing in front of us I mean, we’ll spend 40 minutes with that kid. We’re not even thinking about the TV cameras being on… we’re just living in a reactionary moment.”
LISTEN: Luke looks forward to the next season of American Idol
While the premiere date of American Idol's next season has not yet been announced, it is expected to air mid-February 2022.
Listen To Luke’s full Friday Night Takeover interview with Rob + Holly below.