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3 Must-Read Celebrity Gambling Stories

It is perhaps not a coincidence that Las Vegas isn’t very far away from Hollywood! Any celebrity willing to go for a short drive across the desert or a one-hour flight, has easy access to the Sin City! In addition, these celebrities look every bit as good on the casino surveillance monitors as they normally do on the movie screens.

In fact, if you look closely, the best casinos go all out to make even ordinary people feel like Hollywood stars. And celebrities love visiting Vegas as the casinos are highly accommodating of their needs. Other than that, a large number of celebrities also actively indulge in online casino play these days. You can go through some of the top-rated Canadian casinos at, many of which are also used by celebrities,

Let’s now tell you about a few must-read celeb gambling stories!

Ben Affleck

Even stars can also be snubbed by casinos sometimes! This happened in case of Ben Affleck, who somehow learned the art of cards counting and successfully brought down the house at Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino (read about it in this article at It ended for him exactly the same way as it does for any advantage player at these casinos. He was gently tapped on the shoulder by a casino security man and was politely told that he was too good at his game.

Ben Affleck’s stoppage definitely wouldn’t have gone down with the cocktail waitresses, pit bosses and dealers of the casino as the star is well known to tip heavily during his casino outings. On one occasion after he had won $ 145,000, he showed his appreciation to all these people by giving it all away!

Charlie Sheen

For Charlie Sheen, casino gambling hasn’t been amusing in any way. An exposure made during his divorce with Denise Richards (more about his divorce at revealed that at one point of time Charlie Sheen was blowing $ 200,000 per week on casino games. The guy reportedly even called up his bookie (to place a punt on a sports event) while en route to the hospital for Richards’ child delivery. Apparently, he doesn’t gamble so much these days. Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen’s brother supposedly made a lot of money from gambling as he was a part of Rob Reitzen’s blackjack team.

Anyone who has seen Charlie play blackjack in a casino would tell you how he’d shout out ‘Winning’ whenever he’d get dealt a picture card or an ace! Many in fact consider him a Las Vegas legend!

John Cusack

Known to be a big-time lover of craps, John Cusack who made an appearance as a vengeful white-collar criminal in Blood Money recently, He strongly believes that when it comes to casino gambling, getting a hot hand with the dice is his idea of heaven! He calls it an indescribable feeling. As per him, anyone who thinks that gambling isn’t for them wouldn’t take any time changing his/her opinion if he/she gets a winning streak while playing craps!

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