Hollywood stars are often in the news for blowing tons of cash on different kinds of adventures. Conservative journalists are quick to label them vicious profligates, but that’s their cup of tea. What matters to most rich celebrities is staying happy at any cost. Perhaps this explains why a good number of celebrities are addicted to gambling.
Most famous superstars gamble as a hobby. For instance, Tiger Woods, Nelly the Rapper, Ben Affleck, Pamela Anderson, Matt Damon, Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan enjoy gambling in their spare time.
If you are a fan of the popular TV series, Baywatch, you’d have seen Pamela Anderson at her best. But I am not sure you ever pictured her at a casino, dealing a hand or rolling a dice. Like it or not, this fifty-something-year-old star is one of those drop-dead gorgeous women who thoroughly enjoy gambling. In fact, this ex-model is known to be a poker-addict and a Casino Slot-addict. Her 2007 marriage to Rick Salomon was used to settle a $250,000 poker debt at a Vegas Casino. This marriage was eventually declared void.
2. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is one of those A-list Hollywood celebrities who enjoy spending on sports betting and Casino games. So if you like poker or Blackjack, then you’re in good company.
It is reported that this handsome actor and filmmaker went to rehab for his gambling and alcohol addiction. Ironically, this Berkeley-born actor starred in a gambling-themed movie with Justin Timberlake, The movie is titled Runner, Runner. Let’s hope Ben Affleck wins his battle against these addictions.
3. Matt Damon
Most movie aficionados love a Matt Damon movie any day. I am no exception. This successful American actor, film producer and screenwriter was born in 1970. Although he is ranked among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars, he also features in our list of the top celebrity Hollywood celebrities who gamble. But why not? The dude is so rich, he is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time
One can argue that he gambles so that he can play certain roles in a convincing manner. It was reported that he blew a whopping $25,000 on gambling so that he could gain the experience he needed to play his role in the Rounder’s movie. By the way, this is a movie worth watching.
4. Shannon Elizabeth
You probably remember this hot forty-something year old from her breakout role in American Pie. She was born in Houston, Texas and is considered one of the top fifty celebrities of all time. However, Shannon Elizabeth is a professional at poker. In fact, poker playing has been named her second career. It was reported that this beauty runs a gambling ring in her house. Unbelievably, this actress is very passionate about poker.
5. Brad Garrett
If you ever watched the popular sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, you probably enjoyed watching the funny actor, Brad Garrett. He co-starred in the aforementioned sitcom alongside Ray Romano. This fifty-something-year-old features on the list of the top 10 celebrities who are addicted to poker.
Born in Los Angeles, Brad is one of the funniest Jewish actors and comedians. This explains why fans still refer to his days of hosting the Emmy awards. Is Brad Garrett doing anything to overcome his poker addiction? We don’t know that yet. But we’ll keep you posted right here on our entertainment news page.