TOP 10 gambling celebrities
Many famous actors, directors, models, musicians and other stars are regular guests of elite casinos. They, like millions of other people, prefer to spend leisure time at the gaming table, considering the casino the best place for relaxation and entertainment.
King Billy is introducing the TOP 10 gambling celebrities.
10. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is not only a famous Hollywood actor, director, and handsome man, but also a professional gambler! In 2001, he won 800 thousand on blackjack, and in 2004 he won 356 thousand in the California poker championship. Among his opponents were such professionals as Stan Goldstein and Chuck Pacheco, as well as actor Toby Maguire.
9. Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire lost to Ben Afleck in 2004, but he plays Texas Hold’em and Omaha well. In fall of the same year, he became the winner of the Hollywood Park Casino tournament, and in 2011 he won over 300 thousand dollars from the famous investor Brad Ruderman, for which he was even accused of fraud!
8. Matt Damon
Ben Affleck’s best friend is even more passionate than him. The fact is that during the filming of the movie «Rounders» he and Edward Norton were trained by the legendary player Johnny Chan. Today, Matt regularly appears in the casino and wins very often.
7. Paris Hilton
The scandalous lady is not a professional player, but this does not stop her. Paris loves Vegas very much and often appears there. On one of her birthdays, she won 30 thousand.
6. Jennifer Tilly
The famous Hollywood actress is considered a semi-professional poker player. The hobby began with one television show. Jennifer has won the gold bracelet of the 2005 World Series of Poker and first place in the Ladies’ No-Limit Texas Holdem tournament!
5. Charles Barkley
The famous basketball player is also a regular guest of the best gambling establishments in Las Vegas. Barkley is not very lucky and has already lowered more than 10 million, but is not going to stop. According to his words, such entertainment is affordable for him.
4. Gladys Knight
American singer Gladys Knight often plays in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. In one night she first won 60 thousand on blackjack, then immediately burned them and immediately won 45 thousand playing baccarat.
3. Brad Pitt
During the filming of the famous film “Ocean’s 11”, the Hollywood actor was so imbued with kinds of gambling games that he did not miss the opportunity to play slot machines or cards even in between filming. Filming ended, but passion remained.
2. George Clooney
George Clooney is not just a gambler, he even tried to open his own casino. He invested a significant amount of money in the construction of Las Ramblas in Las Vegas, but, unfortunately, his project did not materialize.
1. Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner is number one on our list in spite of he’s dead already. Hefner played many gambling games and used to play not only for money but also for undressing. The businessman even had his own institution in Las Vegas – The Playboy Club & Fantasy Tower, and in the 60s he was the owner of a casino in London. It is said that in the best times of the London Playboy, its regular visitors were the Beatles, Woody Allen, and Rudolf Nuriev.
Author: Serg Dum
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