Film stars and celebrities who love to gamble

Last Modified: 9th Sep

Famous Faces Who Like a Flutter

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Celebrities are willing to splurge on luxury and entertainment. They are the owners of private jets, yachts, and high-end real estate. They frequent posh nightclubs, live lavishly, and drive high-end sports automobiles. It's no surprise, then, that many celebrities like playing casino games. As a result, casinos have attracted some of Hollywood's biggest names.

Gambling has always been one of the most popular pastimes in the world. It's a cross-generational, cross-cultural, and cross-ethnic exercise. There is some form of gambling practice taking place in every corner of the globe. It's just something that most people get a lot of enjoyment and thrill out of. People nowadays have many gambling possibilities, such as playing blackjack or online slot games.

Many people are unaware that many celebrities have succumbed to the gambling itch as well. Often, people have a hard time thinking of superstars as ordinary individuals with hobbies and interests. We frequently see them on stage or on the big screen. They are, however, human beings like the rest of us, and many of them enjoy the same hobbies and activities as the rest of us. Many celebrities, in particular, enjoy gambling. Here are a few famous faces that like to have a flutter.

Pamela Anderson 

Pamela Anderson is a well-known actress from the Baywatch series and a poker enthusiast. She married poker player Rick Salomon, according to rumors, after losing a wager against him at poker.

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Ben Affleck

One of Hollywood's most sought-after actors, Ben Affleck, has carved out a niche for himself as a multi-talented performer. His profession is known to be an actor, writer, director as well as a poker player. Like his career in films, in which he has gained a lot of attention, Affleck also has a lot of experience as a poker player. Moreover, he has earned a reputation as an amateur as well as a professional-level poker player- having won over a million dollars in poker matches over the years. 

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is a movie legend. No one can deny him his celebrity A-list position. However, Pitt's role in the legendary Ocean film franchise isn't his only brush with the roulette tables in Vegas, as it turns out. Pitt is an experienced gambler. He began gambling to prepare for his role in Ocean's 11, and it became a new love for him. Pitt prefers to play games that demand a certain level of skill and strategy, such as poker or blackjack. He does, however, indulge in both online and real-life slot machines on occasion.

Charles Barkley

Moving from movie star to sports star, NBA superstar, and all-around lovely person Charles Barkley is an avid poker player who has won a lot of money at the tables. Unfortunately, he's also had significant losses, estimating that $10 million of his money has gone to casinos since he retired from basketball. Even so, after such a good career on the court, he should be able to afford it.

Derren Brown

Gambling appears to draw a wide range of celebrities, from actors to sports superstars to magicians. Derren Brown was banned from most UK casinos long before becoming famous as an illusionist. Derren would sit at a blackjack table for hours without playing, but when he did, he would win 100 times out of 100, according to a casino team member. Given Derren's background as a magician and his seemingly endless winning run, it's easy to see why so many casinos don't want him near them. But no one ever figured out if it was a ruse or just a stroke of luck.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is another famous actor who is well known for his skills as a poker and blackjack player. He got his start in the gambling and casino world while being cast and working in the film Rounders. Damon became a disciple of Johnny Chan to portray the character as best as possible. Chan is a professional poker player and known to be one of the finest at his craft in the world. Damon learned everything he knows about the game thanks to him, and he still plays it daily.

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As you can see, many well-known actresses, directors, models, musicians, and other celebrities frequent high-end casinos. Like millions of others, they prefer to spend their free time at the casino, which they regard as the ideal place for relaxation and enjoyment.

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