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Bets Are In: Celebrities Who Know Their Gambling... And A Few That Don't

While some of these celebrities and sports stars have a lucky streak that keeps them at the top, others have definitely been punished harshly by the poker Gods for their hubris outside the casino. So next time you're at the Bellagio and see some celebrity action, don't go any closer before reading our list. You'll know if you should be betting against them or if it's better to just stay away!

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"If you're playing a poker game and you look around and can't tell who the sucker is, it's probably you." – The legendary Paul Newman.From winners to losers, there's all kind of surprising faces hitting the roulette and blackjack tables, even playing professional poker!

"If you're playing a poker game and you look around and can't tell who the sucker is, it's probably you." – The legendary Paul Newman.

From winners to losers, there's all kind of surprising faces hitting the roulette and blackjack tables, even playing professional poker!

Best Casino Celeb Haunts / Via titancasino.com

But the list of celebrity gamblers goes on...!

Michael Jordan

From losing $57,000 the night before playing the Nicks in ’93 to losing 1.25 million on the golf courses to Richard Esquinas, rumors of heavy losses in gambling for this sports star are all over the web. While we would definitely steer clear from him on the basketball court, apparently our chances against him in a casino aren’t half bad!
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From losing $57,000 the night before playing the Nicks in ’93 to losing 1.25 million on the golf courses to Richard Esquinas, rumors of heavy losses in gambling for this sports star are all over the web. While we would definitely steer clear from him on the basketball court, apparently our chances against him in a casino aren’t half bad!

Charles Barkley

Michael Jordan’s BFF ‘Sir Charles’ is no stranger to the casino tables either and, like Mike, his gambling has cost him tens of millions of dollars. Barkley has told the press that it’s nobody’s business but his own, thereby proving that when it comes to gambling, his trash-talk is worse than his bite.
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Michael Jordan’s BFF ‘Sir Charles’ is no stranger to the casino tables either and, like Mike, his gambling has cost him tens of millions of dollars. Barkley has told the press that it’s nobody’s business but his own, thereby proving that when it comes to gambling, his trash-talk is worse than his bite.

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander has proved himself a notable poker player, playing big tournaments like the World Series of Poker and faring nicely. He’s also participated in Poker Celebrity Showdown, where he won the tournament final. Looks like Georgie boy is no loser after all...
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Jason Alexander has proved himself a notable poker player, playing big tournaments like the World Series of Poker and faring nicely. He’s also participated in Poker Celebrity Showdown, where he won the tournament final. Looks like Georgie boy is no loser after all...

Tobey Maguire

We’d love to see Spiderman save the day, but not when he’s sitting across from us at a casino table. Toby Maguire is rumored as being a great poker player, but he’s also said to be a very sore loser. And like almost every other Maguire hobby and project, he shares his love of gambling with his significant other too.
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We’d love to see Spiderman save the day, but not when he’s sitting across from us at a casino table. Toby Maguire is rumored as being a great poker player, but he’s also said to be a very sore loser. And like almost every other Maguire hobby and project, he shares his love of gambling with his significant other too.

And no, we don’t mean Jennifer Meyer

Apparently Leo and Toby’s bromance pastimes include participating together in poker tournaments, including illegal high-stake ones. Toby reportedly uses Leo’s presence to draw billionaires and other deep-pocket players to their poker table, in order to promise himself a higher win. Awww <3 <3
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Apparently Leo and Toby’s bromance pastimes include participating together in poker tournaments, including illegal high-stake ones. Toby reportedly uses Leo’s presence to draw billionaires and other deep-pocket players to their poker table, in order to promise himself a higher win. Awww <3 <3

Woody Harrelson

Although the ‘Natural Born Killer’ himself admits to losing way too often and way too much while playing in Ceasars palace in Las Vegas, we would still be afraid to meet him there. Or anywhere else. Especially in dark alleys, when he looks like this.
Via filmofilia.com

Although the ‘Natural Born Killer’ himself admits to losing way too often and way too much while playing in Ceasars palace in Las Vegas, we would still be afraid to meet him there. Or anywhere else. Especially in dark alleys, when he looks like this.

Tiger Woods

Golf pro Tiger Woods has been reported to betting $200,000 on one hand of blackjack, and gambling anything around 50 million dollars since turning pro. We don’t know how he fares in the casino but, win or lose, not a lot of people can afford to play for those stakes. So debating whether or not to play Tiger is, for most of us, a no brainer…
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Golf pro Tiger Woods has been reported to betting $200,000 on one hand of blackjack, and gambling anything around 50 million dollars since turning pro. We don’t know how he fares in the casino but, win or lose, not a lot of people can afford to play for those stakes. So debating whether or not to play Tiger is, for most of us, a no brainer…

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