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The Biggest Celebrity Gamblers in 2017

Feb 14, 2018 12:19 PM EST

Just like me and you, a lot of celebrities like to gamble in their spare time.

But perhaps unlike me and you, they have a lot more cash to spend on their gambling habits!

The glamour of the gambling world can be very appealing to celebrities and it is not uncommon at all to see famous faces taking part in major poker tournaments all over the world.

There is a fascination with gambling in Hollywood in particular, with poker often the focus of big new films such as the 2017 release Molly's Game, which starred Jessica Chastain.

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But who are some of the most famous celebrity gamblers, and what do they like to bet on? We've picked out five recognisable names - read on to see who they are!

Charlie Sheen

First on our list is Charlie Sheen, one of the wildest men in Hollywood.

He claims that he no longer gambles, but it is a matter of public record just how much the actor used to like a bet.

According to his ex-wife Denise Richards, Sheen used to spend about $200,000 a week on gambling, with sports betting his vice of choice.

Richards even claimed Sheen was on the phone to his bookie to place a sports bet when the couple were travelling to the hospital for the birth of their child. That's commitment to gambling!

Sheen, of course, is famous for his addictive personality, having been addicted to drugs and alcohol during his career.

The Two and a Half Men star reportedly earned close to $2 million per episode at the peak of his fame but Sheen frittered away much of his riches on betting, booze and drugs.

50 Cent

Rapper 50 Cent has never been shy of bragging about money, even though he recently had to declare himself bankrupt.

Maybe if 50 Cent had placed more sports bets he would have been able to avoid financial ruin, as the Candy Shop star obviously has a skill.

50 Cent famously claimed he was going to bet $1.6 million on Floyd 'Money' Mayweather to take win a fight with Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather won the bout, winning 50 Cent an absolute fortune, but that is far from the only time the star has been open about his gambling habit.

50 - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - won $500,000 when the New York Giants reached the Superbowl in 2012. Get Rich or Die Tryin'? Looks like Fiddy chose getting rich!

Mayweather himself could have easily got a place on the list, with the boxer regularly showing off his winning betting slips on social media. They don't call him Money for nothing.

Ben Affleck

Batman star Ben Affleck has been in and out of rehab throughout his career for various vices, but at least some good has come out of his preference for gambling.

Affleck landed a seat in the World Poker Tour championships and a prize pot worth a reported $350,000 in a tournament back in 2004.

And Affleck has continued to gamble despite his fluctuating fame, with his enjoyment of poker games reportedly a factor in the breakdown of his marriage to Jennifer Garner.

Affleck is also a big fan of blackjack, with reports claiming he was banned from playing the game at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as a result of being caught counting cards.

While card-counting is not against the law, casinos frown against the practice and are within their rights to ban anyone who they suspect.

Affleck's latest visit to rehab was for alcohol addiction, so perhaps he would be better sticking to the poker tables.

Incidentally, Affleck's good friend Matt Damon is also known to be a poker fan, the pair having worked together on numerous occasions during the course of their successful careers.

Damon appeared in 1998 American drama film Rounders, which was about high-stakes poker, and has signalled he would be interested in making a sequel to the movie.

After taking time to research the underground poker world for his role in the film, Damon could soon be heading back to the tables to brush up on his gambling skills.

Pamela Anderson

Of course, it is not just male celebrities who like to gamble, with Pamela Anderson arguably the most famous woman who enjoys a flutter.

Anderson is a poker fan and she even credits the game with leading to her marriage to Rick Salomon, who some people may remember from a certain video starring heiress Paris Hilton.

The Baywatch beauty was playing at a table with Salomon but lost $250,000 to her rival, who suggested she pay off the debt with a kiss.

The rest, as they say, is history - Anderson and Solomon went on to tie the knot in 2007.

The marriage did not last long however, the pair divorcing before getting back together and marrying again.

Salomon, by the way, makes a living as a poker professional. According to American icon Anderson, he once brought in $40 million in a single year just from winning at the poker tables.

Anderson launched her own poker website - Pamelapoker.com - but the venture was a flop.

Tiger Woods

Last but by no means least in our list of the biggest celebrity gamblers is golf star Tiger Woods, who is trying to work his way back to the top of the sport after a disastrous last few years.

Woods was reportedly playing blackjack at $25,000 a hand at one point in his career, while it has also been claimed that he has a $1 million limit at the MGM Grand casino.

The 42-year-old saw his life fall apart back in 2009 when his marriage to Swedish model Elin Nordegren broke down because of his infidelity.

Woods has not won a major title since taking a break from the sport as a result, while his career has been wracked by a series of injury problems.

Perhaps Tiger should just give up golf altogether and try to make it as a gambling professional. Woods definitely used to spend enough time in Vegas to be extremely familiar with betting.

He certainly has enough of a bankroll to give it a good go. Woods is apparently worth in the region of $740 million.

Even at $25,000 a hand on the blackjack table, that is an awful lot of money in the bank!

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