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8 celebs that are passionate casino gamblers

  • by Stelly in Fun Wow
  • October 25, 2020

Famous people share our fascination with casino games! These 8 celebrities are avid gamblers prone to big bets and wins.


You don't have to like them but you know their names and most probably a few of their stories. They are celebrities, a focal point in the media, and they have plenty of cash to spend.

Celebrities often steal the spotlight for their accomplishments, but sometimes they make the news for their hobbies and acts of enjoyment. For many celebrities, this includes online casino games and sports betting.

8 celebrities that love casino games

1. Ben Affleck

This Hollywood icon is not just an actor and director but also a professional gambler. He is an avid poker player that participates in poker and blackjack tournaments. In 2001, he won $800,000 playing blackjack and in 2004 he participated in the California Poker Championship where he won $356,000.

This championship included professional players Stan Goldstein and Chuck Pacheco as well as actor Tobey Maguire. Casino employees love Affleck for his generosity with tips during his gameplay.

2. Michael Jordan

When it comes to stories of gambling, Jordan's are some of the best. This famous basketball player has made some interesting bets over the years. Forget about just betting in casinos, Jordan has even made bets on games of rock, paper and scissors.

Sources state the avid gambler has made bets of up to $100 on Rock, Paper, Scissors. The professional basketball player enjoys regular games of gold and has been known to bet on gold games in the past.

Fun Fact: Jordan once bet $900 that his luggage would be the first to arrive on the luggage carousel!

3. Tobey Maguire

Maguire might have lost to Affleck during the 2004 California Poker Championship but he is a frequent poker player. This actor has been known to enjoy a hand of Texas Hold'em and Omaha. In fact, in 2004 he won the Hollywood Park Casino Tournament.

And in 2011 received fraud accusations after winning over $300,000 from the famous investor, Brad Ruderman.

4. Charlie Sheen

The name Charlie Sheen is one of the most well-known in showbiz especially when sports betting is involved. According to some widespread rumours, Sheen once placed a bet over the phone on the way to the hospital for the birth of his child with Denise Richards (ex-wife).

Sheen has spent large amounts of funds on gambling entertainment.

5. Pamela Anderson

The iconic Baywatch star has been in the limelight for decades and known for her famous breast implants. Many believe it's her breast implants that helped get her career to the next level.

That being said, according to sources, the former Baywatch actress was allegedly married to Rick Solomon. The marriage took place after Anderson lost a bet against this pro player in a game of poker. It has been revealed that this blonde bombshell enjoys poker more than any other casino game.

6. Matt Damon

It's only fitting to see Ben Affleck's best friend, Matt Damon on the list of Hollywood stars that enjoy gambling. According to insiders, Damon enjoys the game even more than his bestie and received training from the legendary player, Johnny Chan.

Damon gets spotted at casinos frequently where he rakes in the winnings.

7. 50 Cent

50 Cent is one of the most successful and famous rappers in the modern era and has sold millions of albums over the years. With that in mind, he has earned millions which haven't always been invested.

In fact, this famous musician is an avid gambler that enjoys betting on sports events. There are rumours that he placed a $2 million bet on a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.

8. Floyd 'Money' Mayweather

This famous boxer has earned top dollars of $250 million from a single fight. Mayweather loves spending and he isn't shy about it. Fans will quickly tell you this boxer enjoys his fair share of gambling too. Like 50 Cent he is known to place huge bets on sports events.

These high-profile celebrities continue to enjoy playing top-quality games and betting on exciting sports events.

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