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December 3, 2013 Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Tobey Maguire

The existence of online casinos has made casino gambling more accessible to people than it ever was before, and the number of high-profile stars who are open about their love of this activity has further increased its popular appeal. These are just some of those stars who can’t resist the lure of the poker tables.

Ben Affleck

At one stage – thanks to dire movies like Pearl Harbour and Gigli – Ben Affleck seemed more interested in gambling with his career than his money, but since then he has forged a formidable reputation at poker tournaments. His wins include taking home $356,000 from the California State Poker Championships, held in June 2004, suggesting that his somewhat…um…inexpressive demeanour may serve him better at the tables than in front of the cameras.

George Clooney

George Clooney always seems like a man who would have been comfortably at home with the Rat Pack in 1950s Vegas, so it is no surprise that he owns a luxury casino/hotel complex in that resort which he has redesigned to resemble the likes of the Sands. However Clooney is also a genuine poker competitor himself, journeying all over the world in pursuit of tournaments to test his skills at in-between films.

Matt Damon

Damon starred alongside Clooney in the casino-themed Ocean’s Eleven, and has made other gambling movies – like the well-regarded Rounders – but his love of poker is no screen affectation. He is just as into casino gambling as his old mate Affleck, and can frequently be found at the prestige World Series of Poker Championships – which he was even offered money to endorse publicly.

Tobey Maguire

The Spiderman star sometimes comes across like a kid playing at being a movie star in his screen appearances, but he is something of a hot shot at the poker tables. He lost out to Ben Affleck in the finals of the California State Championships, back in 2004, but has more than made up for that elsewhere – with more big wins at the Phil Hellmuth Invitational and the Hollywood Park Casino event. If you want to try your hand at gambling like these A-List celebrities, visit www.onlinecasinoaustralia.com.au and play all the best casino games.

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