Everyone loves a good game of poker. Whether it is a small game with friends and a few drinks, or a $1000 a hand game played by celebrities, there is always something that everyone can enjoy.
That is what is so enthralling about poker rules, you could literally be playing anyone. That anonymous stranger online could be your favourite actor or sports star incognito; which is a strange yet compelling thought.
Famous athletes can be some of the most dedicated and hardworking people that you will ever come across, which is what makes their poker game so strategic and unstoppable. They are often great poker players because of being adrenaline junkies.
World famous swimmer Michael Phelps likes nothing more than to unwind after a long day of training to play and win competitive poker hands. Being the most successful Olympic champion in the world, with a massive 14 gold medals under his belt, the swimmer aims to transfer that success to his poker game.
One of the top tennis players to ever grace our screens, Boris Becker reigned supreme for fifteen years. Although his success in poker has been somewhat diluted, he loves to play online and is still a force to be reckoned with.
This former star player for Manchester United is a big fan of both online and offline poker. Since 2008 he has been a familiar face at World Poker tournaments, and takes his game very seriously.
Teddy himself says about poker; “I love the competition and the thinking skills involved”.
When they are not visiting the glitzy award ceremonies or learning lines for their next epic, there are several actors who enjoy a good bet on the cards.
One of the most famous actors in all of the world, Jennifer Lopez’s ex-boyfriend is a common face at the local poker casinos.
There is a rumour that the Hollywood favourite owed entertainment mogul Ron Meyer $400,000 after losing to him at a game of poker. Obviously, Ben Affleck has the money to spare!
It is claimed that Tobey Maguire is a poker genius, with his favourite style being a little dabble into the online world. He may be more comfortable playing when everyone isn’t aware that he is the former Spiderman, but you’d be mistaken if you thought that’s all he did.
Maguire has also won a total of $218,858 in live tournaments, with his biggest singular win being in 2004 of just over $95,000.
They may make you giggle in films and shows, but playing a quick round of poker against these comedians is no laughing matter.
Best known for her role in hit comedy American Pie, this comedic actress has now turned her hand to poker and is doing exceedingly well. Besides admitting to being an avid online player, she also outplayed some of the best players in the world, eventually coming fourth in the NBC’s National Heads-up Championship.
His love of poker is well documented and he has won several games at Las Vegas casinos. Although this could be because of his intimidating nature and possibly because he made his opponents laugh so hard that they forgot to bet.
Kaplan also hosted the US show; “High Stakes Poker”.