Celebrities Known for Their Passion for Gambling
Everyone has heard about gambling or tried at least once a Poker game or a slot machine, hoping they would win something. Besides, it’s very accessible, especially now when you can find online casinos offering you all sorts of deals meant to make the whole experience even better.
Why do people like gambling? Well, that could make the subject of a PhD in psychology, but the main reasons, according to Healthy Place, are risk-taking, the need to escape, the glamour associated with gambling, or even socialization. So, one quite bizarre explanation would be that people enjoy not only winning but also the feeling of taking a risk with positive outcomes.
We tend to forget celebrities are people too, and they can also fall for those aspects, some more than others. There are famous people, we’ve all heard of and know that their lifestyle is not really chill, so we’d expect such behaviour from them. However, some come in as a surprise for the audience.
One celebrity that everyone can easily imagine spending a large amount of money on betting is Charlie Sheen, who can effortlessly be mistaken for his character from Two and a Half Men. According to tradematesports.com, he was so affected by his divorce that he would even be betting $200 000 weekly. Moreover, when he won $1 million, little did he care about that.
Still, not many would have the same expectations from Friends star, Matthew Perry. Those who recall the episode “The One With All The Poker”, know that it was Ross who had the winning hand, still letting Rachel win. Who would have thought that the real expert at that table would actually be Chandler. The actor playing the iconic character is such a great Poker player that Bellagio Casino from Las Vegas even made him an honoured guest.
Either way, it’s those extremely rich people who amaze everyone with the sums played by them. Some of those not only loose but even win colossal amounts. On her birthday, Paris Hilton, another fan of the City that Never Sleeps, had won $30.000. She may not be an expert, but she seems to be pretty good at it.
As previously mentioned, not everyone is so lucky. Pamela Anderson, famous for her role in the Baywatch series, is not only a big fan of poker but also married Rick Salomon, a pro player. She, however, managed at some point to lose $250 000.
Some people don’t take Poker to be based only on good luck, so they choose to practice. For example, Matt Damon was trained by Johnny Chan himself for his role in Rounders. Now, he shows up in casinos, and the results of his previous instruction don’t hesitate to show.
Things are not so clear for his friend, Ben Affleck. Despite winning $800 thousand on Blackjack in 2001, he also lost at some point $400 000. Moreover, after winning the poker championship back in 2004, he was banned from Vegas. According to a website, he still remains a very skilled player, despite all these.
Last on this list would be Queen Elizabeth. She is known for her iconic apparitions and long reign, but she’s as well fond of gambling. It seems that the passion for this runs in the royal families and she makes no exception. This lovely old lady is into slots and roulette particularly.
Famous people, be it from Hollywood or not, will always be known not only for the acting skills or status but also other stuff, such as their passion for gambling. The huge amount of money they lose or win will always fascinate and astonish everyone. However, they are still human, and people will not stop loving and admiring them for their talents as well as their personalities.