The Most Notable Celebrity Gamblers

Did you know that world famous basketball player Michael Jordan is also an avid poker enthusiast? That’s right! Jordan’s love of poker is rumored to have been one of the reasons he chose to step off the court for good. If that’s true, he’s certainly got all the time in the world to devote to his poker passion now! How many other celebrities do you know that enjoy perfecting their poker face? We can name a few.

Matt Damon – Remember that good old Damon classic, Rounders? Well, it’s been suggested that the actor spend about $25,000 on poker just to prepare for his role in the film. Since than, Damon is known to get his hands dirty at the casino every once in awhile as well.

Tiger Woods – Golf isn’t his only passion! Tiger enjoys a night out on the Vegas strip playing blackjack with his buddies. In fact, it’s been said that he’s willing to spend as much as $25,000 a night on a blackjack run — a large amount that he typically doesn’t win back!

Ben Affleck – Good looks, great acting skills, and impeccable poker abilities! Is there anything that Ben doesn’t have going for him? He even snagged a win at the California State Poker Championship in 2004. Interestingly enough, he actually prefers blackjack though!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Poker is one of Mayweather’s favorite pastimes, but it’s not as high up on the list as sports gambling. This boxing sensation is said to have spent a total of $11 million dollars begging on the Denver Broncos in just one single game.

Tobey Maguire – Getting bit by a radioactive spider turned Tobey into a renowned superhero for his role in Spiderman, and practicing poker any chance he gets has turned him into a pro! He’s said to have learned the ropes from poker pro Daniel Negreanu.

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