Hollywood Stars that Love to Gamble

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Over the years there have been plenty of Hollywood stars that have been drawn in by the glitz of the Las Vegas casinos, and we now also see some very famous faces as regular in Poker tournaments in the town too. Here are a few of the Hollywood stars that you are likely to see in the casinos, online Roulette games and Poker rooms in Las Vegas.

Ben Affleck

A regular in the Vegas casinos, Poker room, and Poker tournaments in Vegas over the years, Ben Affleck is actually regarded as a very good Poker player. His is also a very welcomed player with the dealers too, as he I supposed to be a legendary tipper that often throws four and five figure tips the dealer’s way when he has a good win.

Charles Barkley

The ex pro basketball player has had well documented problems with gambling, and claims to have lost over $10 million through gambling. He is working hard to control this, and says he just wants to gamble to have fun, and not to go broke. He has been working with his agent to try and get his gambling to a level where it is just a fun past time for him.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is as big-a celebrity as they come, and he is just as well known for his extra-curricular activities as he is for his acting roles. Charlie loves to gamble, and while he was married to Denise Richards he was rumoured to be gambling away around $200,000 a week, mostly on sports betting. He is also a regular in many of the Las Vegas casinos, and plays high stakes Blackjack, Craps and Poker.

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly used to be an actress, and you would have seen her in movies such as Bullets over Broadway, the Getaway and the Chucky movie franchise too. But now she makes a living as a professional Poker player, and you will regularly see her at big televised Poker tournaments. She is a pretty good player too, and has won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the ladies no limit Texas Holden tournament.

Shannon Elizabeth

Best known for her role as Nadia in the popular American Pie movies, Shannon Elizabeth is often found in Las Vegas and loves to play Poker as much as possible. She is regarded as being one of the best celebrity players on the circuit and she was in the cash prizes in the 2006 and 2007 World Series of Poker tournament and finished 3rd in the NBC National Heads-Up challenge.

Charlie Sheen Wants to Judge American Idol, Donates $1 Million to the Troops, And Quits Twitter Forever

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Guy stops working in movies, leaves a hugely successful sitcom during an ongoing season and makes the news for all the wrong reasons, yet Charlie Sheen cannot be ignored. One thing is for sure, keeping him away from the tabloids is a challenge. Time after time, he comes up with something new to keep the people entertained and confused simultaneously. So, over the past few days, the gossip mill has been abuzz with not one, not two but three different stories about Mr. Sheen.

He had been in the news due to the launch of his new sitcom (read bio-com) ‘Anger Management’. The show received decent ratings and middling reviews, as was expected. However, Charlie managed to steer clear of the show when it came to making the news. First off, Charlie Sheen bid social networking site Twitter goodbye.

For those of you who don’t know, Charlie had joined the site just over a year ago, after his infamous falling-out with the makers of Two and a Half Men. Within a day of joining, he had gained over a million followers. No mean achievement this, as shown by his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. He had been threatening to quit the website for a while now but finally bid farewell now.

Next up, his statement about how he thinks judging American Idol would be a lot of fun. The popular reality singing competition has had two judges leave after the end of last season. There is speculation that the third and sole remaining judge, Randy Jackson, is thinking of quitting as well. Among the names being mentioned for the show are Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and Adam Lambert. However, if Charlie has his way, he will be a judge too.

Last and the most surprising news is that Charlie intends to make a donation to the USO. He has pledged $1 million to the United Service Organization, the largest donation ever made to them. According to his statement, he intends to donate 1% of the money he makes from Anger Management. $1 million is just the minimum amount he has mentioned. He could end up donating much more than that.

As it is with Charlie Sheen, all of the statements are made by him, but they cannot be relied on. Only time will tell whether the three stories prove to be true or are just mere gossip.