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Top celebrities who love poker

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Poker is one of the most popular casino card games. This is because it is challenging yet fun at the same time. It is loved by many, from ordinary people to celebrities. While some play for fun, others take the game a little more seriously. Here are some of the top celebrities who love to play poker.

Tobey Maguire

One celebrity that seems to be synonymous with underground poker is Tobey Maguire. Tobey, best known for his role in the Spiderman trilogy, played an instrumental role in Molly Bloom’s infamous underground poker games. He not only played in these games but was also mentioned as the mastermind behind it.
Tobey does not play poker professionally. But he has quite a way with cards, having won more than $218,858.00.

Shane Warne

Shane Warne is one of the most popular cricket players from Australia. But did you know he also won over $200,000 just from playing poker? He not only loves the game but is also pretty good at it.

He participated in the 2010 Victoria Poker Championship. He won third place and walked away with $35,000. He is also one of many celebrities who loves to play on some of the best online poker sites to continue practicing his poker-playing skills.

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly is an American/Canadian actress. She is best known for her role in Bride of Chucky and as a voice artist in Monsters Inc.

Jennifer is also regarded as one of the top female poker players in the world. It all started with a video poker game, however, she quickly got hooked and started playing for real. Her late boyfriend Phil Laak, a professional poker player, taught her to play. That same year, Jennifer won a gold World Series of Poker bracelet. She was the first celebrity to win a World Series of Poker event. She took home $158,625 in winnings.

That was just the start. That same year she also won the World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament. She continues to play ladies' tournaments and World Poker Tour events. In 2006, she won the Five Diamond World Poker Classic event. In 2010, she also won an event at the Bellagio Cup. This was followed by many more throughout the years. Jennifer won more than a million dollars in live tournaments and events.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is a famous Hollywood actor. He is known for his roles in Gone Girl and Good Will Hunting. He also loves playing poker. He has gotten professional training from Amir Vahedi and Annie Duke. Amir Vahedi was a professional Iranian poker player and Ben’s first teacher. He passed away in 2010. Annie Duke is a former professional poker player who taught several celebrities.

Affleck is among the celebrities who take the game seriously. He is no stranger to high-stakes games. He has won numerous tournaments and games. The first and most notable of these is the California State Poker Championship that took place in 2004. On top of a $356,400 cash prize, he won a seat at the World Poker Tour final.

Ben has also played in Molly Bloom’s infamous poker games.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is one of the most popular comedians and actors in the world. Some of his greatest films include Night School, Ride Along, and Jumanji. The comedian also has a love for poker. He plays mostly for fun but has also participated in some big poker events. One of these is the PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas. Here he went head-to-head with some of the best poker players in the world.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is best known for his role in the classic film Titanic. But he is also a skilled poker player who enjoys a high-stakes game or two. He does not play professionally but is often spotted at high-stakes tables in casinos.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is an American screenwriter, actor, and film producer who stars in the film Rounders. In this film, he plays the role of a high-stakes poker player. In real life, he also has a love for the game.
Damon participated in the 2009 World Series of Poker event, with a buy-in of $5,000. He also enjoys playing in private with friends and fellow celebrities.

Neymar Jr.

Poker is not only popular among Hollywood celebrities. Sports stars also want to get in on the action. Neymar Jr. is one of the top football players from Brazil who enjoys a game of poker. Neymar is also PokerStars’ Cultural Ambassador. This shows just how much he really loves the game. He is often seen at PokerStars’ biggest poker tournaments.

James Woods

James Woods is an American film producer and actor. He starred in a few gambling-themed films, including The Gamblerand Casino. James is also a passionate poker player. He has attended multiple World Series of Poker events.
James accumulated sizable winnings during his poker career. He won over $406,028.00 in tournaments. This number excludes cash games.

Conclusion

Poker is one of the most popular games among celebrities. While some play for fun, others invest real time and money into perfecting their skill. So, whether you prefer playing for fun or to win, there's a poker variant to suit your needs.


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