Gambling has been one of the most favorite forms of entertainment for countless people around the world. But when you think about it, one thing that comes into your mind is that it’s generally enjoyed by ‘mundane’ people like you and me. You wouldn’t think the highest-paid actors and other celebrities would also find interest in them. But you’d be surprised to know just how involved they are in these addictive games. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of them and see, what games they enjoy playing.
Some of the hard-core slots players
Slots are one of the most widespread and loved games in the gambling industry. Not only are they fun and entertaining, but some of their Return to Players policy, like the Starburst RTP, offer some serious payouts to their players. That’s why it’s not surprising (well, it is a little bit) to know that some of the celebrities don’t mind standing in the crowded gaming halls just to enjoy their favorite slots. One of the biggest lovers of such games is former Playboy model Pamela Anderson, who enjoys not only slots but also poker and was married to one of the most famous poker players Rick Salomon.
Another hard-core player of slots was the now-deceased reality TV star and music producer David Gest. He was so notorious for his self-destructive behavior, that even his friends admit that he had run up debts of up to half a million in slots and other gambling games before his death.
Other popular games among celebrities
Blackjack is probably one of the most popular games among celebrities, probably because of its intellectual demands. Some of the biggest Blackjack players are Ben Affleck, who is famous for his extravagance in spending big sums of money; and Tiger Woods, who’s also reportedly been playing hands worth more than $20,000.
Poker is also one of the most beloved games among celebrities. One of its biggest fans is a high-pitched actress Jennifer Tilly. The actress is so involved in it – especially in the game called Texas Hold’em – that she even won the World Series of Poker Ladies Championship in 2005 with the prize of $370,000.
Another fan of poker is our beloved Spider-Man Tobey Maguire. He’s actually been taking lessons from a professional player to become proficient in the game. He was also a member of a celebrity poker ring, which included such A-listers as DiCaprio, Affleck, Delevingne, and others.
Roulette’s spinning wheel is yet another appealing toy for celebrities. One enthusiastic player of it is NBA star, Charles Barkley who is an active visitor of Las Vegas and its famous Roulette industry. But Barkley hasn’t been alone in his Vegas ventures; one of his best buddies there was Tiger Woods, who’s not only a wild Blackjack player but also a Roulette lover.
It’s surprising to find out that the politicians also find joy in gambling, which is especially true for the now-deceased presidential candidate John McCain. The stories abound about his all-day ventures behind Craps tables. McCain wasn’t the only one for his love of Craps; a famous comedian Ray Romano was also heavily involved in it. In fact, he was so addicted that he had to create this rehab program for himself, where he would work a Craps table for his friend but not play for himself.
Gambling is a form of entertainment whose appeal engrosses many customers’ attention. But sometimes we think that it only absorbs simple people like us; in reality, though, many celebrities also find joy in them. And with their ever-larger paychecks, they can raise the stakes to the heights that are unimaginable to us, which makes gambling so much more entertaining for them.
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