Jonah Goldberg posts this statement from Bennett in The Corner, but doesn't give us a source...maybe it was in private email or something:
'A number of stories in the media have reported that I have engaged in high stakes gambling over the past decade. It is true that I have gambled large sums of money. I have also complied with all laws on reporting wins and losses.Nevertheless, I have done too much gambling, and this is not an example I wish to set. Therefore, my gambling days are over...'