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Top casino games enjoyed by A-list celebrities

A generation ago the casino was perceived as the playground of the rich and famous. That’s not the case these days, if it ever really was at all, as casinos are accessible to everyone, especially when we use online platforms.  

However, that’s not to say the rich and famous don’t love casino gaming too. Las Vegas and Monte Carlo are two of the world’s top casino hotspots and are also among the best places for celebrity spotting. Here we look at the most popular games among celebrity gamblers. 

Poker  

The lure of the poker table is so strong that some celebrities have been known to give up the careers that made them famous and become full time professional poker players. Hollywood stars Shannon Elizabeth and Jennifer Tilley are both regular faces on the WSOP circuit, the latter having scooped more than $1 million in winnings.  

Poker has also proved popular with sports stars, providing a lucrative second career after retiring from their sport of choice. These include swimmer Michael Phelps, snooker player Steve Davis, basketball star Allen Iverson and tennis legend Boris Becker.  

Blackjack  

It takes time and dedication to play poker at a professional level. Blackjack, on the other hand, is a game where basic strategy is quick to learn and can get you a long way. There are some useful strategic tips at Gamble Online (gambleonline.co/casino/games/blackjack/). The most famous celebrity blackjack player is Ben Affleck, who notoriously found himself ejected from a Las Vegas casino a few years ago for being just a little too good.  

Rapper P. Diddy used to insist on a blackjack table on his rider list when he was on tour, while famous NBA figures Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan are also keen players.  

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