Posted April 26, 2013 by GamblingKing in Poker

Who are the top celebrity poker players?

celebrity poker players
celebrity poker players

The game of poker can be defined as “a family of card games involving betting and individualistic play whereby the winner is determined by the ranks and combinations of their cards, some of which remain hidden until the end of the game.” The popularity of poker cannot be questioned. There’s an increase in the number of poker players every day, including celebrity poker players. Poker has become a hot favorite of millions of players over the years and its fans are still increasing in number. These days online poker has gained more popularity than offline poker as it can be played from anywhere and at any point of time.

Poker is not only restricted to social groups or casinos anymore with large number of professional poker tournaments being organized from time to time. Poker has given identity to professional poker players who’re celebrities now. These professional players are famous among poker fans and are often asked for their autographs at various poker events. Some of them have been part of television shows and the entertainment industry.

However, poker is becoming famous among celebrities as well. They have the time and money to spend on playing and mastering the game of poker. The purpose of playing poker tends to vary from player to player, while some play it for the purpose of charity, others play it for fun and to earn money.If you enjoy watching your favorite celebrities on television, then you will have a great time watching them play against each other in “Celebrity Poker Showdown” tournaments. The winnings from these tournaments are donated for a social cause.

Now let’s take a look at famous celebrity poker players:

Patrick Bruel – A renowned French actor and singer who has worked in a number of French movies and released many famous music albums as well also happens to be a world-class poker player. He may not be a popular celebrity, but he’s famous among poker fans. The reason which makes a favorite in poker is that he has earned World Series of Poker bracelet in the year 1998 and won around 750,000 USD in live poker events.

Barry Greenstein – He’s not a known celebrity, but in the world of poker he’s popularly known the” Robin hood of poker”. Barry is a philanthropist and generously donates his earnings to charities. His has shared links to lots of charitable institutions and the causes he support on his website from time to time.

Phil Gordon – Like Barry Greenstein, Phil Gordon is a known professional poker player is also an avid supporter of charity and social causes. He donates his winning amount to medical causes like cancer and also helps to fund research groups.

Ben Affleck– He’s regarded as one of the best celebrity players in the world of poker. As a keen poker player he’s famous for taking poker lessons from professional poker players as well. The famous Hollywood star who has featured in movies such as Daredevil and Armageddon won the famous California State Poker Championship in 2004 with earned 356,400 USD.

Mimi Rogers – The Lost in Space and Austin Powers actress, Mimi Rogers comes as a pretty poker player and had achieved first place on an episode of Hollywood Home Game.

Wil Wheaton – He was part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation star cast and loves to big-money games in Los Angeles all the time and is also a frequently spotted in online poker rooms.

Tobey Maguire – The Spider-Man star is a avid poker player too. He has won the first-ever Phil Hellmuth Invitational Poker Tournament in 2004 and has been serious about poker since that time. He’s known to take poker lessons from professional poker champs.

I have the top celebrity poker players above and I think the names in the list will increase in the coming year.

About Bio:
Ben Oren is a marketing specialist at WSOP. He is a poker enthusiast who takes keen interest Texas Holdem. He makes it a point to practice poker daily as he wants to be an expert in the game of Texas Holdem. He’s passionate about classic rock music and cooking.


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