10 Famous celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Gamblers
Gambling is a widespread phenomenon today. People take trips to places like Las Vegas to submerge into its fascinating world of chance and glitter.Many use Grizzly for their bonuses and seek out their favorite games over the internet. Today the world has more gamblers than ever before. And celebrities are no exception. Here are some of the best known faces who like to bow to Goddess Fortuna.
The former Baywatch star slash Playboy bunny is reportedly a huge fan of slot machines. But these are not the only games she plays – she also gets bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about poker. Rumors say that she cleared a whopping poker debt of undisclosed proportions by fulfilling poker pro Antonio ‘the Magician’ Esfandiari desires. None of the parties have confirmed the story, though.
Ben “The Batman” Affleck
Ben Affleck will not only play a playboy on screen. The actor / director is a huge poker fan, but his choice of games is not limited to that. Rumors speak of a trip to Vegas along with his old time friend Matt Damon, where he won $800,000 playing three $20,000 hands of blackjack. He is also rumored to have left a tip worth $150,000 to the casino staff.
Known for his idiotic role in “Dude, Where’s My Car”, and for his much more serious take on the “Butterfly Effect”, Kutcher has admitted to being used as a front for a sports betting syndicate. His role was to place the bets on behalf of some professional handicappers, not legally allowed to gamble.
Curtis Jackson, best known by his stage name 50 Cent, bet more than his name on various sports. And he was quite lucky in many of his pursuits. He has reportedly won $1 million with a bet on the Mayweather – de la Hoya match.
One of the most successful golf players of the world, and also a blackjack addict? Woods is among the preferred guests of casinos, rumors say, as he has a habit of betting as much as $200,000 on one hand. And he is said to lose quite often.
Charlie can add a gambling problem to the long list of his issues. According to his former wife Denise Richards, the actor used to spend about 20 grand on sports betting each week.
Former Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire seems like an innocent young man. But his secrets are lurking like Venom under his skin: he was reportedly sued over his winnings on an illegal high stakes poker game.
Former basketball pro Allen Iverson has a problem with gambling. Reports speak of how the athlete was banned from several casinos in Detroit and Atlantic City.
While nothing has been confirmed, rumors are still circulating about the professional basketball player’s first retirement being caused by an NBA investigation into his gambling habits.
Last, but not least, former NBA star and commentator Charles Barkley, who has admitted that he blew over $10 million due to his gambling problems.