Back in September last year, news stories about One Direction member Harry Styles having lost a lot of money at a casino in Perth, Australia made the rounds. While the exact number of the lost money has not been published, it was high enough for the band to get a stern talking to from management. It doesn’t seem like Styles will give up gambling that easily. He even got a “17 Black” tattoo on his collar bone, known as James Bond’s lucky gambling number. Galacasino.com knew the One Direction boys wouldn’t be the only celebrities to be seen in casinos so they decided to take a look at who else liked to gamble
Hollywood giant Matt Damon thoroughly prepared himself for his 1998 film “Rounders”. The film is all about high-stake poker games and he wanted to be able to give the best performance possible. To that end he spent $25,000 on poker games to practice and refine his strategy. He hasn’t given up poker to this day and has been competing in numerous World Series over the years. He is often joined by his good friend and fellow Hollywood actor and director Ben Affleck. Other celebrities that can be found at the same poker table include Jean Robert Bellande and Tobey Maguire, who is said to have won about $10 million from live poker events and celebrity only tournaments.
George Clooney on the other hand is one of those celebrities who loves to gamble but is just not very good at it, at least not according to Matt Damon. Damon says that he has seen Clooney lose 25 hands of Blackjack in a row and Clooney admits that he is just not very lucky when it comes to cards. It didn’t stop him from playing though and he later on owed Matt Damon $600, which he paid him back the next day.
Casinos are by no means a man’s world. American actress Jennifer Tilly is known to be an excellent poker player. In 2005 she won the Women’s World Championship bracelet, an achievement which she describes as being “better than an Oscar”. She beat 600 other contestants and her boyfriend Phil Laak, who is a professional poker player, must have been very proud.