Seems like celebrities find themselves constantly in the public eye, which means their vices and obsessions leak out to the audiences quite quickly. A lot of famous people have a secret passion to gambling, rather often they visit VIP-casinos or backstreet gambling houses allowing them to place high stakes.
Slotegrator has prepared its own Top 10 celebrity gamblers list.
Top 10 stars addicted to gambling
- Garic Harlamov
A famous comedian appeared in the center of a huge scandal after breaking up with his wife. She said that Harlamov is a gambling addict and once had lost more than 5 million rubles while playing online poker.
- Ben Affleck
This artistically gifted actor has a lot of other additional talents. Gambling is not an exception. Back in 2001 the mass media published some breaking news on how Ben won $800 000 while playing blackjack, and rumored on the record tips of $150 000 he left for his dealer.
Three years later, the actor participated in a poker tournament and won around $356 000, and a year after - $25 000. The blockbuster star was also spotted taking part in backstreet poker tournaments on the low.
- Tobey Maguire
The Spiderman actor inexpressibly loves gambling. In 2001, Tobey was locked-up by the FBI for playing at bootleg gambling houses officially banned in California. Fortunately, he got away with a fine only. It is rumored, that Tobey used to win $1 million every other month.
- Victoria Bonya
The star of a famous Russian reality show “Dom-2” confessed that she is crazy about gambling at casinos and does it regularly via mobile apps, if she has a spare minute. Victoria revealed her secret passion to gambling while hosting a gambling marathon Games@mail.ru together with another TV presenter Timur Batrudinov.
- Leonardo DiСaprio
Leo is a passionate poker player and a regular visitor of one very famous casino. However, legal gambling didn’t seem enough for the actor, so he started looking for the forbidden one. Relatively soon the bootleg gambling house he attended was surrounded by the police and the name of DiCaprio was on the list of detained.
- Cameron Diaz
The actress enjoys attending gambling houses, but she is always trying to cover up her gambling sins by doing charity. Cameron gives way all her winnings to the non-profit organizations supporting people with cancer.
- Mathew Perry
A famous actor from “Friends” series plays poker very well and does not miss on a chance to show off his skills. He eagerly featured in the TV-show called Celebrity Poker Showdown, where he demonstrated his outstanding talent. Mathew is an honored guest at famous Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.
- Michel Jordan
The sportsman cannot live without taking risks and feels of adrenaline, so gambling helps him to experience those emotions. Michael leaves extreme sums at casinos and wins them back. His addiction to gambling was a source of serious disturbance while his successful years in the NBA. The basketball player was even expelled to the minor league and excluded from sports competitions.
- George Clooney
After starring in the blockbuster "Ocean's 11' actor became addicted to gambling. He is extremely attracted to the feelings of danger and risk. Moreover, George decided to "lead" the gamblers and become a co-owner of a gambling house. His casino is targeted at wealthy audiences only, so a man having no tie is hardly welcomed .
- Queen Elizabeth II
Though a monarch, Queen Elizabeth II still has ordinary human vices and loves sports betting. Elizabeth never misses on such gambling activities as roulette or slot machines.
As we can see, the powerful of this world do not differ much from the rest of humanity. Moreover, they are always exited to try their skills in an intellectual poker tournament or to challenge the favor of Lady Luck.