Famous Poker players

Is it unfair to be an A-List celebrity and ridiculously successful at poker? It is a little. Here are some of the best celebrity poker players.

Tobey Maguire

The actor played the first incarnation of Spiderman as well as appearing in The Great Gatsby and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But if he wasn’t an actor he could quite easily have been a professional poker player. Maguire has placed money in numerous tournaments and pro player Phil Hellmuth claims the actor has won more than $10m in Hollywood house games – it really is alright for some.

Michael Greco

In Britain the actor is well known for his role as Beppe di Marco in soap opera Eastenders, however he has actually tasted more success and presumably earned more money in his poker career. Greco has stated that his acting background gives him a unique advantage in working out people’s tells, the fact that he has won nearly $700,000 in live tournaments certainly supports this.

Ben Affleck

Now everyone knows Ben Affleck. The good looking actor has appeared in Good Will Hunting, Armageddon and has recently been announced as the new Batman, so it’s really unfair that he’s good at poker. The star won a cool $356,400 at the California State Poker Championship Sunday – that’s nearly as much as his god awful film Gigli took at the box office!

Shannon Elizabeth

The actress became instantaneously popular after her role as Nadia in the American Pie films, however don’t just think she’s a pretty face. She’s actually a bit of a poker shark, coming fourth in 2007 NBC National Heads up Championship, where she beat three World Series of Poker multiple bracelet winners.

Now we all can’t be celebrities but we can all enjoy betting and playing poker. Check out Bet365, not only do they numerous sports betting markets for you to bet on, they also have a very good poker site which is proving to be overwhelmingly popular. PokerStars and 888Poker are also good places for you to try your luck. One day you could end up taking all of Ben Affleck’s money!

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