It wouldn’t be a trend without celebrities riding the bandwagon. Here are a few who regularly ante up to the poker table.
David Schwimmer: With Friends wrapped up, “Ross” has more time for the poker parties he likes to host.
Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio: The young Hollywood A-list buddies are often seen at the tables together.
Ben Affleck: His passion for poker is such that he’s known to lose US$150,000 in a night-and then come back for more.
Whoopi Goldberg: Reportedly runs a weekly game on the set of her NBC sitcom, Whoopr, cast and crew watch poker on TV during breaks. Lou Diamond Phillips: La Bamba star loves the game so much he longs to reprise Steve McQueen’s role in The Cincinnati Kid.
James Woods: Enjoys high stakes, plays in $5,000 buy-in games. Nicole Sullivan: Co-star of the sitcom The King of Queens won the Celebrity Poker Showdown last January. Winning hand? You guessed it, a pair of queens.
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