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Top 5 Celebrities Who are Professional Gamblers

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Nothing is more intriguing than watching your favourite movie stars display interesting gambling stunts.

Most of these stars are professional gamblers who often gather during weekends to play live casino Playamo.com with friends. There has been a situation where these guys didn’t need their directors to tell them what to do on set when they land a gambling role: they know exactly what to do and when to do it.

Some known ones include actors like Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Tilly, Ben Affleck, etc. We will be talking more about these people later in this article, but the point is, sometimes these guys have their real lives revolve around the roles they often play in the movies. This article borders on popular celebrities who are known gamblers and are good at what they do. Below they are listed thus:

  1. Ben Affleck

You all know Ben Affleck from Batman; well, we bet you don’t know that he is a gambling pro. Ben was reported to have won $800,000 from blackjack sometime in 2001. Not just that, Ben had also won $365,000 in a California poker championship in 2004. Mere looking at Ben’s profile, it looks like he has a real “Batman” kinda superpowers; Ben is a skilled writer, a talented director, an actor, and a terrific poker player.

  1. Jennifer Tilly

You may not like Jennifer’s role as ‘Chucky,’ a role she had played in the 1998 action horror “Bride of Chucky,” But you will love her on a poker table. During one of her interviews, Jennifer revealed that she has always been interested in card games from when she was younger. This motivated her to try out Poker, and it seems to have been a good gamble ‘cos it did pay off. Jennifer is today considered one of the best poker players in Canada. 


Reports have it that she’d won the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet, which was her first professional achievement as a poker player. The same year, she was reported to have walked home with over $150,000 in cash prize at the Ladies’ No-Limit Hold’em. That’s not the interesting part of the competition; she rose above 600 players to win. Indeed, Jennifer is pretty good. 

  1. Tobey Maguire

Remember when we mentioned that Ben Affleck won the poker championship in 2004? Well, he defeated Tobey Maguire to clinch that title. Nevertheless, Tobey is skilled at the game. He had revealed that he had dedicated a lot of time as a teenager learning the art of Poker. And this hard work seems to be paying off because Tobey had won $300,000 in the Hollywood Park Casino tournament in 2011.

  1. 50 Cent

50 Cent is probably the only rap artist with exceptional poker/gambling skills. Aside from being popular for staking on sports tournaments, 50 Cent is gifted in the game of Poker. It will also interest you to know that he staked a whole $2 million bet on the match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. And the outcome of that game made him smile back to the bank. 

  1. Matt Damon

Matt plays Poker a lot, and he is a close friend of Ben Affleck. There are rumours that Ben influenced Matt’s love for Poker. But unlike Ben, Matt is not all that into the game but has often been seen in casino houses doing his thing. Well, for now, there has not been any serious winnings recorded by Matt so far, maybe because he is not a big-time bettor. He may probably be playing for the fun of the game.

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