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Batman Banned: Ben Affleck Banned From Playing Blackjack at Hard Rock Casino

Hollywood star Ben Affleck has been banned from playing blackjack the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas because he is “too good”.

The 41-year-old actor, who has starred in various gambling themed films, was stopped from playing the popular casino table game Friday night and was advised he could continue playing other games.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/03/2014

Paris Hilton Wins $50k in Blackjack at Atlantic City Casino Following DJ Gig

Socialite, reality TV star, pop singer and now….DJ, Paris Hilton, reportedly won $50,000 playing blackjack at an Atlantic City casino immediately following a DJ Gig in the seaside gambling resort that paid out $100,000.

Hilton won the money Saturday night according to TMZ.com.

Paris kicked off her residency at Harrah's "Pool After Dark" with a blowout -- DJ'ing for a sold out crowd -- and sources tell TMZ, she got paid $100,000 for the job.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/06/2014

High Stakes Poker: Why Michelle Monaghan had to Pass Up on Pot-Filled Invite (Video)

Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey and Willie Nelson recently invited actress Michelle Monaghan to a game of poker, but Michelle was pregnant and had to pass.

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So no playing poker when prego by doctor’s orders?

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/06/2014

Forget Santa Calls – Get Calls From Charlie Sheen, Justin Beiber Or Reggie Bush

In what is clearly a naughty or nice special, a new service, Celebcalls is offering kids of all ages Christmas calls from such charming characters as Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg, and Ice-T.

With their Send Santa Calls program, for only $4.99 celebs call with a customized, personalized message.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/20/2013

Bookie Offers Odds on Whether Kanye West Acts as Best Man at His Own Wedding

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has begun to offer betting odds on whether recording artist Kanye West will be his own best man when he marries reality star Kim Kardashian. 

Odds on West being his own best man were set at 5/1 while recording mogul Jay-Z had odds of 1-3.

Kanye proposed to Kardashian earlier this week while the couple was in San Francisco.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Oct/27/2013

Paris Hilton Wins $30K Playing Blackjack

Her former beau Rick Solomon claimed to be an online gambling kingpin early on in his illustrious career.  Now Paris Hilton is winning big at the Vegas casinos.

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Celebrating her 31st birthday, the socialite declared on her Twitter page she had just won $30,000 at the Blackjack tables.  Way to go Paris!

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/10/2012

‘Girls Gone Wild’ Creator Joe Francis Will Only Have to Pay Steve Wynn $21 Million

Good news for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joe Francis….well sort of.

Turns out he won’t have to pay casino mogul Steve Wynn $40 million after all.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell issued the ruling Friday, reducing the jury award in a defamation suit by $21 million.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2012

Tom Cruise Next Girlfriend Charlize Theron Say Oddsmakers

Oddsmakers at Sports Interaction have released betting prices on Tom Cruise’s next girlfriend, making Charlize Theron the odds-on favorite

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jul/03/2012

Pam Anderson is Back With BamPoker.com

Pam Anderson got into the online poker game a few years back – courtesy of Doyle Brunson - and that lasted about a month as the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed shortly thereafter. 

Now Pamela Anderson is back with BamPoker.com, part of the Facebook social gaming market.

Social casino games are reportedly played by 13 percent of all gamers.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/28/2012

Celebrities at The 2012 World Series of Poker Include Matt Damon, Brad Garrett, Ben Affleck

The 2012 World Series of Poker is already bringing out big name Hollywood celebrities to play, among them Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Garrett, “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon, rapper Nelly and Jason Alexander, just to name a few.

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/30/2012

Spiderman Toby Maguire Victims Recover Out of Court in High Stakes Poker Ponzi Scheme

Toby Maguire, who is best known for his role of Spiderman in that comic strip film franchise, has fully settled with victims in a highly publicized ponzi scheme involving Hollywood underground high stakes poker games.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/15/2012

Pokerist Texas Hold’em Mobile Game Announces Deal With Carmen Electra

Entertainer Carmen Electra has become the new face of the popular Pokerist Texas Hold’em hand held mobile game.

Electra that will see the long-time Poker fan appearing throughout its multi-platform Texas Hold ‘Em Poker game, Pokerist Texas Poker. As the “face” of the game, Carmen Electra will greet players in the game’s loading screen, Main menu, as the poker teacher inside the game’s tutorial, and as the dealer at each table inside the game.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/26/2012

Casino Hires Robert De Niro as Celebrity Flack

You talkin' to me?

A casino in South Korea hopes you'll be listening!

The Paradise Walker-Hill Casino in Seoul, South Korea, has announced that it has hired actor Robert De Niro to serve as a paid celebrity spokesman for the casino.

The casino, which is South Korea's oldest and is open to foreigners only--meaning no South Koreans are allowed in--is located in the Sheraton Walker-Hill Hotel, a luxury hotel in Seoul that is popular with tourists and foreign business people.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/28/2012

Paris Hilton Wins $30k Gambling in Vegas on 30th Birthday

(PTI) - Socialite Paris Hilton had extra reason to celebrate during her birthday trip to Las Vegas after winning USD 30,000 on a game of blackjack.

The heiress jetted off to Sin City with her family to mark her turning 31 on February 17, and Hilton won the lump sum when they headed out to the Wynn casino for the evening.

In a series of posts on her Twitter page, she writes, "Just won 30k playing blackjack at Wynn Las Vegas! Yes! Birthday girl's luck! I love gambling!

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/20/2012

Former Singer, Drug Addict Robbie Williams Helps Launch Online Poker Site

Famed pop singer and former drug addict Robbie Williams is lending his face and name to a newly launched online poker site, drawing criticism from Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt and others.

Ms. Munt told The Daily Mail: 'I’m outraged by this. It directly targets his fans, including children. The money he makes should go to addiction charities.'

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/06/2012

Spiderman Star to Appear in Court Over Poker Ponzi Scheme

Spiderman star Toby Maguire is set to appear in a court hearing over an elaborate poker ponzi scheme he took part in.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/27/2011

Country Music Stars George Jones and Randy Owen Caught up in Alabama Gambling Probe

Country music stars George Jones and Randy Owen are the latest to be caught up in an Alabama “vote buying” political gambling corruption probe.

The two men offered to perform with a former recording artist-turned-state lawmaker in Alabama in exchange for his vote on pro-gambling legislation.  Fittingly, Owen is the lead singer for the long established country music group Alabama. 

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/22/2011

Who Will J-Lo Date Next? Ladbrokes Offers Odds

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jul/21/2011

Johnny Sack Endorsing Online Gambling Business: Pay Per Head Reduced Pricing

PayPerHead.com Launches new pricing, a new site, and a new campaign featuring Soprano's Johnny Sack

PayPerHead.com, an online sportsbook service provider for local agents, today unveiled a new site and a new price-led campaign featuring Vince Curatola, Johnny Sack of The Sopranos fame.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2011

Spider Man Toby Maguire Caught Up in Web of Deception Over High Stakes Poker Games

Star of the hit film franchise Spider Man, Toby Maguire, is being sued for illegal gambling according to TMZ.com.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/22/2011

Celebrity Apprentice Finalist Annie Duke Trashes Donald Trump

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/01/2011

Jenny Woo & Charlie Sheen Betting Props

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/10/2011

Charlie Sheen Twitter Followers Hits 3 Million: Latest Odds

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Mar/21/2011

Breaking News

Absolute Poker, UltimateBet Players Closer to Getting Paid

Absolute Poker, UltimateBet Players Closer to Getting Paid

The US Department of Justice has approved the first round of payments to those customers affected by the abrupt closure of Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet

Vegas Officer Arraigned on Manslaughter Charge in Chokehold Death

Vegas Officer Arraigned for Manslaughter in Chokehold Death

A suspended police officer has been arraigned on a manslaughter charge in the chokehold death last May of an unarmed man he chased out of a Las Vegas Strip casino.

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

New rules from Beijing prohibit investments in core military technology and anything that endangers national security, according to a report filed by CNBC Monday.