When we talk about celebrities, we think of people who love to party, spend their vacation in exclusive resorts and dance all night with friends. But just like us, some Hollywood stars, athletes, and even politicians would rather spend their free time with their friends and families playing cards that are laid out in the form of a clock. So don’t be surprised if you see any of these celebs in a bar or casino playing the Top 10 card games of all time.
This multi-Grand Slam tennis icon also has golden hands for a bridge other than rackets. In many interviews, she confessed that she would look for bridge clubs in the city where the tennis tournaments were held. Obviously, she enjoyed meeting new friends and learning about the host country’s culture. Her love for playing bridge became apparent when she wrote an introduction to a book about the card game. She quipped that she started creating an e-course to teach people the game.
Everyone knows Ben Affleck, but only a few actually saw him playing poker. Famous for his role as Batman, Ben likes playing blackjack even when he is still not well-known. He is serious about learning the game, so he hired a pro to coach him. Since then, when his time permits him, he would travel the world to attend poker competitions. Many people who witnessed him play lauded Ben’s tactics and calm demeanor.
One of the most respected cartoonists of all time, Charles Schulz, was an ardent bridge player who even included the game in his drawings. As every Peanuts fan knows, Woodstock is frequently seen playing bridge with his buddies in many of Schulz’s hilarious strips. Most professional bridge players’ houses now copy Schulz’s book The Bridge Cartoons.
There are certain card games in which the player must do very little. Consider baccarat or the famous Indian game Andar Bahar. Both of these games are popular at online casinos because they are profitable. The player can sit back and watch the action unfold without doing anything once the hand is dealt.
According to Omar, playing cards are meant for entertainment, but bridge captures you like no other. It is a mental exercise. That is why the Oscar winner, who starred in Dr. Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, was a big fan of the bridge and even published books on it.
Tobey Maguire is the actor behind some of Spider-Man movies. His boy-next-door image doesn’t tarnish his fierce poker player reputation. He’s been doing it for over 15 years and frequently plays with his celebrity pals. Tobey is rumored to be a decent online poker player, unlike some other players who only play so that the public can see them.
Shannon Elizabeth is a well-known actress who has appeared in films American Pie, Scary Movie, Thirteen Ghosts, and Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back. She’s also an accomplished poker player. Shannon competed in the World Series of Poker (2005) under Daniel Negreanu. During the inauguration of a new Caesar’s Palace poker room in 2006, she amassed $55,000!
Sam Simon was one of The Simpsons’ first cast members. Long before his career in television, he became a professional poker player. He remained an ardent poker player throughout his life, competing in multiple World Series of Poker. Later on, he had his own poker program, Sam’s Game, on Playboy TV, where he teamed up with other prominent poker players for a game.
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