All over the world, people revel in partaking in gambling activities, whether at a land-based or online casino, mainly due to the entertainment value, thrills and potential financial windfall they could receive. Celebrities are also often captivated by the gambling bug, and many renowned famous people have a penchant for regular casino activities.
Here is a list of 5 of celebrities who are also known for their gambling exploits:
This Hollywood powerhouse, who has starred in several blockbusters such as Pearl Harbour and Armageddon, and Academy-Award winning films such as Good Will Hunting and Argo, has pocketed several millions of dollars at the poker and blackjack tables.
This Canadian-American actress isn’t only known for her work in films such as The Fabulous Baker Boys and Liar Liar, she is also renowned for winning the World Series of Poker’s ladies bracelet.
While McCain is better known as the Republican presidential candidate who opposed Barack Obama in the 2008 US Presidential elections, he has also been known to dabble in gambling activities. This passion of his was recently brought to public attention when he was caught playing online poker during a Senate hearing on whether the US should take military action during the Syrian crisis.
World Golf number 1? Check. One of the greatest golfers of all time? Check. Sex scandal that almost ruined his career? Check. Betting high stakes at the blackjack tables? Check…
His reputation as the greatest basketball player (and possibly the greatest athlete of all time) is well established. Lesser known? His passion for the poker and craps tables.