Casino Quiz: Which stars enjoy a little casino action and made serious money gambling?Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 11:52
A: Which star claimed to have been at the “front of the largest national sports-betting syndicate in America”?
The story told by the star to Esquire magazine tells of a college student who placed bets on behalf of a betting syndicate, which took advantage of statistical anomalies and of point-spread movements.
'We were clearing, like, $750,000 in four weeks of college football. It was pretty fun. Then they caught on,' the actor told Esquire. 'The hypothesis had been that the house would just assume that I was a dumb actor with a lot of money who liked football.'
B: Which actor is Hollywood’s hottest poker player and won approximately $356.000 in a professional tournament?
Put on your thinking caps. Poker is a game of skill, which requires a player to be attentive and smart. The actor won the sum at the California State Poker Championship, which saw him play and win, against 90 other participants, among them professional poker players. Aside from winning thousands, the actor qualified for the final of the World Poker Tour in 2005, which saw him win an additional $25.000.
Matt Damon is his best pal. That should give it away.
C: On that subject, guess who that actor beat in the California State Poker Championship?
This poker-fanatic actor won the Hollywood Park Casino poker tournament and the Phil Hellmuth Invitational.This is no surprise, given that this actor is the closest man will ever come to being a superhero.
D: Guess whose name is an utter joke, given that the musician won $500.000 betting on an NFC Championship match?
The flamboyant rapper posted the picture of his betting slip on Twitter, to be seen by millions of (jealous) followers. Chances are his initial bet was a little higher than his name suggests.
A: The star was Ashton Kutcher.
B: Hollywood’s finest poker player is Ben Affleck. Damon himself is not a bad poker player either and participates in the World Poker Tour on a regular basis. Rumour has it that, Damon was offered a million dollars by nine.com.
C: It’s Toby Maguire.
D: The musician is 50 Cent.