It’s not a surprise that big Hollywood actors are drawn to an excessive and extravagant lifestyle. Casinos offer precisely that. And they have been the ruin of several talented artists. Take a look at five Hollywood actors who were or still are deep into gambling.
Charlie Sheen has demonstrated questionable behavior countless times. So, it is honestly not surprising that gambling is one of his addictions. Apparently, he has been gambling immoderately ever since his youth.
The actor’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, claims that Sheen spent more than 200,000 a week just to feed his desire to gamble. According to Richards, big losses were not uncommon. His favored types of gambling include poker and sports betting. However, Charlie Sheen says that his gambling days are part of the past.
One of the all-time most famous Hollywood actors, Affleck is deep into card games, especially poker and blackjack. He is known to have lost a poker hand of 400,000 dollars.
Back in 2001, Ben Affleck recognized his gambling addiction and went into rehab to treat it, as well as other problems. Nonetheless, over the following years, he has fallen back into the casino life, nurturing a spiral of gambling and drinking.
He has had both lucky and disastrous episodes. In 2014, Affleck won the California State Poker Championship. In the same year, he was banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino for winning repeatedly.
The most widely beloved Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire is also a famous poker addict. Maguire became so blinded by his addiction that he even participated in an illegal gambling ring moving millions of dollars, for which he was sued in 2011.
He is a successful player on the World Series of Poker, although the only factor that can be credited for his success up until now is his unhealthy addiction. He is rumored to have won 10 million dollars at poker tournaments.
Matt Damon has accompanied his childhood friend, Ben Affleck, in many of his gambling endeavors throughout the years. He has been spotted frequently at luxury casinos and hotel resorts in Las Vegas. His favorite game is said to be Texas Hold ‘em poker.
Along with Tobey Maguire, Damon was one of the stars caught in the scandal of the illegal gambling ring in 2011.
Extremely successful for his role in Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano has had to enter Gamblers Anonymous to tame his addiction. His journey into rehab has been proven successful since the actor has dropped his unconscious habits.
Now, Romano gambles moderately. He still plays on the World Series of Poker, although he has been quite unsuccessful. Additionally, he likes to bet on golf. The actor claims that he doesn’t actually use real money for most of his current gambling activities.
To different degrees and severity of consequences, all of these actors have found trouble in their gambling habits.