Celebrities are very busy people with little time on hand to spare but they often find time to enjoy adventure, sports, travel etc. The favourite pastime for most of them is visiting casinos and staking huge sums of money there.
On the poker table of some very popular casinos in Las Vegas and Monte Carlo, you can very often recognize sports and film celebrities with their ladyloves and with lots of casino tokens in front of them. Some of them like to enjoy media glare at casinos, but many of them find media exposure disturbing. So, the trend of celebrities staking money on online casino portals like M88 online is growing. Apart from the huge sum of money that can be won at online casinos, the real benefit is the matter is kept a secret and there are no media reports about the winning sum.
The most famous American golfer Tiger Woods is known to be a hardcore gambler of the poker game Blackjack. After his divorce with his wife Elin Nordegren, he is slowly regaining his golf form. He is believed to blow as much as USD $25,000 per hand whenever he spends night at a casino.
The another gambler to name is the hot Canadian-American actress Jennifer Tilly who has acted in several popular films like Bullets over Broadway (1994), Made in America (1993), Bound (1996), Liar Liar (1997) and Bride of Chucky (1998). She is the winner of World Series of Poker Bracelet (2005) with a prize amount of more than USD $150,000. Tilly is also a renown professional poker player. She appeared in the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions video game with her boyfriend Phil Laak (also a poker player). The game was released in 2007 by Activision.
The story of the American actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck is no different. He came to limelight when he along with his childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997). Ben got poker training from professionals Amir Vahedi and Annie Duke. In 2004 he bagged the 2004 California State Poker Championship with a cash award of more than USD $350,000 and thus qualified for the 2004 World Poker Tour final tournament. It is said that on a weekend at Las Vegas, he was seen betting USD $60,000 per hand at Blackjack table and he finished the game winning around one million dollars.
The famous Jamaican runner Usain Bolt also called fastest human on earth is also a casino lover. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Bolt won 3 gold medals with a 100% win record in finals and finished his olympic career. He has opened a club and restaurant cum casino called Bolt Hole in Jamaica. The general manager Nick Taylor says that Usain often comes to the nightclub and the casino.
The list of celebrities with love for casinos is endless. Some had made fortunes and some are running in debts for their casino love. One thing that can’t be ignored is the thrill and charm surrounding money that casinos offer.