Celebrities love to their spending money lavish things, perhaps some more recklessly than the normal working class individual. It’s common for ridiculously rich and famous people to purchase everything from private jets to real estate, luxury cars to a luxury yacht. So what’s left, you may ask – high-stakes bets of course (aka gambling).
Here’s a list of top celebrity gamblers who can’t get enough:
Woods became a regular at the Mansion, a club for high rollers at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he was given a $1 million dollar betting limit and routinely played blackjack at $25,000 a hand. Fun Fact: ABC news has stated that, according to an unknown Vegas nightclub source, Woods would always request that his table always is filled with, “hot party” girls.
Maguire is apparently a very skilled Texas Hold’Em player and won the $300,000 at secret poker games in New York and Los Angeles. Interestingly enough, 36-year-old Maguire has done much of his gambling in public. After learning the game from a professional player, Daniel Negreanu the actor competed in and won the World Series of Poker.
Pamela Anderson can’t get enough of slot machines, but the game that really attracts the serious celebrity gamblers is poker.
Charlie Sheen‘s gambling habit has been rumoured for years and it became public knowledge in 2006 when his second wife, Denise Richards, said in divorce papers filed in court that he was spending about $200,000 a week on gambling.
Ben Affleck was involved in one of Tinseltown’s top secret poker games and lost a $400,000 hand of poker to Ron Meyer, President of Universal Studios. This actor and critically acclaimed filmmaker reportedly checked into rehab in 2001 for his gambling problems and alcohol addictions.
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