Who are the world's top celebrities who love to gamble?
Apart from living a good life, partying and expense in extravagant ways, celebrities also love to gamble! And I mean serious gambling, from poker to wheel of fortune. Some of them are amateurs and keep this at a hobby level, but some of them succeed to master at it, making gambling a second career. But let's find out .
It may not come for a surprise for you, as Charlie it's known for his many vices, including gambling. The leading star from 'Two and a half men' TV shows, started gambling when he was a teen and still loves doing it. According to his ex-wife, Charlie Sheen used to spend over on gambling and a total of millions of dollars. He regularly plays poker or bets on sport. A wild story regarding Charlie's gambling problem it's that he was betting online while he was on the way to the hospital for his daughter's birth. Allegedly he learned his lessons and stopped gambling after some hard years of this addiction.
It may not have in the gambling domain the same success he had in basketball, but he still loves to gamble. According to his declaration, in 1993, he lost by gambling in Atlantic City. And if you like a little gossip, rumors say that he retired due to his gambling addiction. There is another wild story about Michael Jordan and his : a decade ago, he was partying and gambling in Vegas with other athletes, and he was so obsessed with the craps table that he lost 5 million $.
Ben is passionate about card playing, such as and . At some point, he lost a poker hand that cost him 400.000$ and afterward he decided to go to rehab in order to solve his gambling problems. Another story about Ben's gambling history it's that, in 2014, Affleck was playing blackjack in Las Vegas, at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel, when he was asked kindly to stop playing. Why? Because Affleck is a skilled card counter, an ability that requires a strong memory, and considered ‘unfair’ by casinos. The management asked him to stop gambling in their casino. It's worth mentioning that until the moment he was asked not to play at that particular casino, he managed to earn 2 million dollars in two trips he made to Vegas.
Another VIP that loves to gamble is Tobey Maguire. The Spiderman actor is famous also for his addiction to gambling. He has been even sued for participating in illegal poker games. He is, however, one of the winners of this game, poker, he reportedly winnings in the quantum of 10 million $.
Baywatch star Pamela Anderson suffers too from a gambling addiction. She confessed at Ellen DeGeneres show in 2007 that . Another wild story that shows her love for gambling says that she actually married Rick Solomon because of a poker debt. Now that's something.
No surprise here if we take into account the fact that he is a longtime friend of Ben Affleck. As his friend, Matt Damon loves to and he even had some legal issues, when he participated in an illegal poker tournament that took place in a luxurious 5 stars hotel. Matt also has been banned from some casinos.
The star from "Everybody loves Raymond" has some serious gambling problems with whom he battles. The nice, funny guy we used to love watching in that TV show, tried for a long period to stop gambling. Apparently, he managed to keep this under control for the past years. He admitted that he still gambles online, but not with real money.
The star of American Pie it's another celebrity who loves to gamble at poker. She manages to win and it's known as a formidable opponent. She has some notable wins at World Series of Poker, which shows us that she is talking business.
If we are talking about serious winnings, we definitely have to discuss Dana White, the President of the UFC. He admitted that on some nights she wins up to 5 million $ from blackjack games. She usually bets 50.000$ per hand and has been politely asked by many casinos to stop playing on their grounds. He has great gambling skills that are not in the casino's benefits. A recent complaint was made by Palm Casino in Las Vegas, who Dana White for the second time.
Probably one of the best golf players ever, Tiger Woods it's known also for gambling and sex affairs. But let's stick to gambling. It appears that Tiger punt 25.000$ per hand when it's playing blackjack. Another story about its gambling preferences, it's that he wants to be surrounded by beautiful girls when he plays. He is a friend of Michael Jordan, another VIP presented on our list. They use to gamble together. He also received a by MGM Grand in Vegas.
It's an example of what a can do. He was a successful basketball player, who earned 200 million $ in his career and now it's broke. All the money went on gambling debts, because of that, his wife divorced from him, and he lost a partnership with Reebok that was worth $50 million and it was a lifetime collaboration. He was banned from many casinos from Detroit and Atlantic City.
Celebrities are loaded with money and unfortunately, many of them use this money to gamble. They love playing poker, blackjack, sports bets and even casinos online. Some of the names on the VIP list manage to master gambling, while others spend huge amounts of money because of their addiction.
Celebrities are known for their tendency to gamble, and casinos encourage their addiction by inviting them to their openings and other events. Doing so, the stars can gamble as they desire and the management of the casinos is thrilled because other clients have the chance of bragging that they played with a celebrity, a good old fashioned pr. But the reality is that it doesn't matter how much money you own, but how you manage them.