UpdatedThursday, December 17, 2020
Famous faces get recognised wherever they go, whether they’re nipping to the grocery store or visiting a casino, not much about the lives of A-Listers is private which means that the gambling habits of celebs are often laid bare in tabloids and online. Celebrities are only human so who can blame them with a passion to play online slots at King Casino just like many people do!
There are many celebs who are known for their love of slots but it doesn’t just stop there, there are many more celebs that love many different casino games including poker, blackjack and roulette. Here are some of the most famous celebs to grace casino floors and some might just surprise you!
He’s more than just a pretty face as he has certainly proved throughout his colourful career as an award-winning Hollywood actor, director, but you might be surprised to know that Affleck has dabbled in professional gambling and is extremely talented. Back in 2001, Affleck demonstrated his talents in blackjack when he won a whopping £800k during a tournament, followed by further success in 2004 when he bagged himself £356k whilst playing another casino favourite, poker during the California poker championship. Affleck has played against some strong players including fellow actor Tobey Maguire as professional gamblers Stan Goldstein and the legendary Chuck Pacheco.
Which leads us to our next celeb gambler…
As we mentioned, Tobey Maguire played against Affleck in a poker tournament back in 2004 and lost, but Maguire is also a very talented Texas Hold’em player and didn’t let his loss get to him and also in 2004 he won the Hollywood Park Casino Texas Hold’em Poker tournament and also bagged himself over £300k in 2011 playing poker.
One of Ben Affleck’s best mates, Matt Demon is also a huge casino fan and is regularly spotted at casinos. He also starred in the film Rounders which is an American drama about the mysterious and criminal underground world of high-stakes poker. During filming it is said that Damon and his co-star Edward Norton took their poker training for the film from professional poker player Johnny Chan who has won 10 World Series of Poker – now that’s someone every poker player would like to take some tips from!
Now onto some female celebrities who love gambling…
The heiress has been known for many things and undoubtedly has many talents, by professional gambling certainly isn’t one of them. But when does not be a professional gambler ever stop anyone who loves the thrill of gambling? Paris Hilton loves Last Vegas especially and often makes appearances. On one of her birthdays, she luckily won £30k but she has also been known to lose quite often, too and substantial amounts!
Singers are among many of the famous faces you will see frequenting Last Vegas as well as Atlantic City where they often perform and play at the casinos. Gladys Knight is known for her love of blackjack and baccarat and regularly plays when she visits Las Vegas and Atlantic City.