by Aveline MacQuoid on February 1, 2021

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Celebrities Who Love to Play Casino Games

Being a celebrity can be exhausting at some times as everywhere they go they are surrounded by paparazzi, flashes, and questions. This can cause a lot of stress, so some celebrities try to cope with the stress in different ways. Some of them find a safe haven in playing casinos games. Long nights, drinks and cigars can help people loosen up a bit and forget about the cruel reality.

Not only that, but the adrenaline rush playing games brings usually keeps them coming back for more. As a matter of fact, most celebrities who love casinos come only for the adrenaline rush and not the money the games bring. Let’s see who are some of the famous people who love gambling.

●     50 Cent

50 Cent, as a musician and an artist, is known to enjoy creating music. But he has many other passions in his life. Curtis also likes sports betting and casino games, and he is considered somewhat a legend for his 2 most memorable wins. These legendary wins happened after a whopping $1.6 million bet that he placed on the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in the match where he faced Manny Pacquiao. The second bet brought him a $500,000 dollar win where he was wagering on his hometown New York Giants against the San Francisco 49ers.

●     Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt didn’t find casinos and casino games appealing, that is, until he got a role in the blockbuster movie Ocean’s 11. During his preparations for the role in the movie, he started to enjoy playing casino games such as blackjack, slot machines, and poker. He hasn’t stopped gambling since. Now, there is a long list of casinos around the world where Brad Pitt tried his luck.

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●     Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is a multi-award-winning actor who is mostly known for playing Batman. But he isn’t only a good actor, he is known to be a very good poker player. Besides, he likes playing blackjack and is occasionally making sports bets. Over time, his passion for poker turned to addiction that lost him several hundreds of thousands of dollars. These resulted in him going to rehab from the poker addiction in 2001. Rumors say that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon spent almost $1 million dollars during one of their casino episodes.

●     Derren Brown

Besides being an illusionist, painter, author, and mentalist, Derren Brown is known to be a gambling legend. With not too many losses and a long list of wins, he was considered to be unbeatable. Playing at brick-and-mortar casinos is similar to playing at online casinos that allow you to deposit 10 play with 50. Casinos don’t always want you to win, especially big. This is actually why he ended up being banned from some UK casinos – due to too many wins. Brown learned to predict his opponent’s intentions which made a big impact in his professional poker and blackjack carrier.

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●     Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton is not only known for the line of luxury hotels her family owns and her TV show during the early 2000s. She is also famous for being a regular guest at the capital of casinos – Las Vegas. According to some sources, Paris Hilton won $30,000 dollars during one of her visits to Vegas. She also can’t resist the modern online casino apps and sites for gambling – but supposedly visits them and plays anonymously.

●     Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson, an actress, is a passionate gambler who likes to play poker. High stakes are her specialty as well as making bets that are over a hundred thousand dollars. Due to her recklessness and playing only with high stakes, Pamela managed to lose over $250,000 dollars. Rumors say that if Pamela Anderson had the money to pay the debt to Rick Salomon after a bet they made their marriage would never have happened.

●     Conclusion

Gambling isn’t necessarily something you can get addicted to and lose a lot of money. It can also be a form of entertainment and therapy that causes you to forget about all the problems and negativity from everyday life and live in the moment and enjoy. Many celebrities learned to escape their stressful lives by going to casinos. However, there are still some of them that need to learn how to cope with the whole casino glitz and glam and learn how to play responsibly.

Author’s bio:
Leslie Alexander is an SEO specialist and the Content Lead at Gamblizard who is the author behind some of the best articles that the gambling industry has ever seen. During her free time, she likes to write about the iGaming industry and shares her experience with the world. Leslie loves writing and she dedicated all her free time to this lifelong passion.

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