It's common for some celebrities to buy fancy things - from private jets to real estate - but there’re several famous movie stars who also like to spend their earnings at land-based or online casinos. Likewise, there’s a number of female celebs that love to test their luck while playing casino games. We’ve come up with a list of top 10 famous movie stars who were seen at the casinos, so let’s see who they are!
Some of the biggest Hollywood movie stars have been reported to enjoy playing casino games. There are even examples of the ones who are addicted to gambling. Here are some fun facts about the celebs who were caught while playing table games and sports betting.
#1 Charlie Sheen
The first one on our list is Charlie Sheen. During his divorce with Denise Richards, it was all over the media that he was spending an enormous amount of money on sports betting. Richards claimed that on his way to the hospital for the birth of their child, Sheen placed a bet on a sporting event, over the phone. Evidently, he’s given up on gambling for good.
#2 Ben Affleck
Being a passionate card player, Ben Affleck likes to test his luck on poker and blackjack. Back in 2001, after losing thousands of dollars on poker, Ben checked himself into rehab to solve his gambling problem. He is known for spending hours of playing cards in land-based casinos and giving generous tips to the casino employees.
#3 Matt Damon
Number 3 on our list is Matt Damon. The little birdie told us that in order to get prepared for his role as Mike McDermott in the movie "Rounders" (about the underground world of high-stakes poker), Matt spent a huge amount of money on gambling.
#4 Tobey Maguire
Moving on to number 4 - Tobey Maguire. A few years ago, it was revealed that the Spider-Man star participated in an illegal gambling ring, taking part in high-stakes poker games with other Hollywood players.
#5 Pamela Anderson
The next one on our list is Pamela Anderson, who is known for enjoying poker games. Rumor has it this Baywatch actress got married to a poker pro Rick Salomon, after losing a bet against him.
#6 Shannon Elizabeth
Shannon Elizabeth is our number 6. This American actress, famous for her role as Nadia in "American Pie", has found a second career. Not only did she become a poker player, but also a good one. In fact, she visited the Las Vegas Valley and participated in poker game tournaments with some top-notch players.
#7 Ray Romano
The next celebrity star on our list is an actor and a stand-up comedian, Ray Romano, famous for his role in “Everybody Loves Raymond”. Romano is also known as a successful poker player. In fact, he took part in the world’s largest tournament, World Series of Poker, more than once.
#8 Brad Garrett
Another actor who stars in “Everybody Loves Raymond” found himself on our list, as well. His name is Brad Garrett. As the actor participated in some tournament cashes, he is listed in the top 10 Celebrities Addicted to Poker.
#9 Jamie Foxx
Moving on to number 9. Jamie Foxx. There was an incident with police officers who were attempting to escort Jamie and his sister out of Harrah's Casino in New Orleans, in 2003. Casino employees explained that Foxx siblings refused to show their IDs upon entry. Jamie ended up being sentenced to a 6-month suspended jail time with two years of probation and a fine.
#10 Bruce Willis
We’ve made it to the end on our list. The last celeb we’ve chosen is Bruce Willis. Being one of the most popular movie stars, Willis provides some good casino inspiration. According to media, he has once won $500 000 in Atlantic City, while playing baccarat.
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