Published on January 8, 2015 in Industry News

Casino Neon BannerIt’s not easy being rich and famous. Dodging paparazzi and having only the best that life has to offer can be tedious at times. However, walk into a casino and take a seat at the poker table, you become just like any other mere mortal wishing for lady luck to be on your side.

Would you love to want to rub shoulders with the ridiculously wealthy while they play roulette or spin the slots? Here are the top 5 celebrities who love to gamble and their favorite games.

Jennifer Tilly

Actress and Academy Award nominee, Tilly is so much more than just a pretty face. After years of being casual poker player, Tilly decided that when her acting career started to slow down she’d pick up the pace and get serious about poker. She’s one of the only female celebrities to win a WSOP Bracelets and her live tournament earnings are at nearly $1 million. Don’t let her sweet personality fool you, Jennifer Tilly is force to be reckoned with.

Ben Affleck

Award-winning director and actor, Affleck is no stranger to the limelight and his love for gambling is often scrutinized by tabloids. Affleck not only has a love for playing blackjack but he’s very good at it. Some would say too good. In a recent interview with Details Magazine, Affleck confirmed that he was asked to leave the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in May of 2014 for being “too good”. He also told Details Magazine that he only plays blackjack, "I had always liked blackjack. I don't play any other games of chance.”

Pamela Anderson

The former Playboy bunny reportedly loves to try her hand at the slots. In fact she even has her own special edition Playboy slot machine which she has been seen to frequent at The Palms in Las Vegas. Anderson also has a particular affinity for poker which caused quite the scandal in 2007 when she lost more than $250,000 and had her debt paid off by Antonio Esfandiari after a rather questionable “make out” session.

Tiger Woods

The most well-known name in the world of golf, Tiger Woods is an avid blackjack fan. The high roller is not afraid to place large bets and take chances. In 2009 Woods would frequent the Mansion, a club for high rollers at the MGM Grand casino. It’s been said that Woods had a $1 million betting limit and would often play blackjack at $25,000 a hand.

Matt Damon

After starring in the 1998 film Rounders a young reformed gambler who returns to the poker tables to help a friend pay off his loan sharks, Damon has taken a liking to playing poker. He spent more than $25,000 preparing for the role and he has hasn’t looked back ever since. Damon even took part at the 2012 World Series Of Poker alongside his best friend and fellow gambler, Ben Affleck.