Michael Jordan has a massive gambling empire that spans the globe and is worth more than $5 billion.
But in the days since his retirement from the NBA in 2008, it’s been in disarray.
Jordan has been involved in at least seven lawsuits filed against the owners of several casinos and bars, and has also been implicated in a separate legal battle over the sale of two casinos in Florida.
Jordan’s business interests have drawn scrutiny in recent years as the NBA has moved toward tighter regulations around gambling.
Jordan, who owns the Los Angeles Lakers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Miami Heat, was named the NBA’s CEO in 2015.
He was replaced in May by his son, Shaquille, who became the CEO of the Chicago Bulls in December.
The first lawsuit, filed in February 2016, alleged that Jordan had violated the Nevada Gaming Control Act, which bars casinos and other gaming facilities from gambling on “any event, game, or activity.”
The second lawsuit, which was filed in May, accused Jordan of “defrauding” the Las Vegas Gaming Control Board of $1.9 million.
The lawsuit alleged that the NBA was “using its control over the state of Nevada as a means of avoiding any consequences for its actions.”
Jordan’s casinos and nightclubs have been the target of several lawsuits over the years, and they have also been the subject of several other lawsuits.
The second suit, filed on April 12, claimed that the Bulls’ owner and former CEO, Jason Levien, “continues to engage in illegal and unlawful conduct and fraud.”
The NBA was not immediately available for comment on the second lawsuit.
The NBA is a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co. and the league has been accused of a number of gambling-related violations in the past.
In 2016, the league was fined $2.6 million for violations of gambling laws, including “unfair business practices” and “misleading advertising.”
The first suit was filed by two former employees of a Las Vegas casino and the owners were former owners of the NBA franchise.
They sued the Las Pinos, a gaming facility that was one of the sites of the Las Jardins in the mid-1980s.
The NBA had no immediate comment.