Celebrities enjoying a few bets is nothing unusual. With more money than they can handle, it is not uncommon for celebrities to lose huge sums of money at a casino. Here are five celebrities who have struggled to control their gambling over the years.
Ever since he befriended Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, Woods has been known to enjoy high stakes poker and blackjack games. After losing millions during a few ill-advised benders, Woods instructed high end casino clubs to place a $1 million limit on his betting for each visit.
He may come across as a boring, good guy on television, but Ray Romano has been known to enjoy the wild side of gambling. There was a time in the early 2000s when his gambling addiction was out of control. A few visits to Gambler’s Anonymous ensured that Romano was no longer losing millions at casino tables. However, he continues to enjoy gambling on golf and football, in addition to competing at the World Series of Poker.
Tobey Maguire’s life has rarely been without incident. He joined alcoholics anonymous at the age of 19, before achieving stardom for the Spiderman series of movies. He considers himself a gambling addict, but has enjoyed great success through playing poker. His friends believe that he has won than $10 million at poker tournaments.
Charlie Sheen’s gambling addiction first came to light in 2006, when his soon to be ex-wife claimed that he spent $200,000 a day on sports betting. His addiction had reached a level where he was always thinking about the next bet. There is a famous story about how he called his bookie while going to the hospital for his daughter’s birth.
After taking a sabbatical from swimming, Michael Phelps has been known to enjoy a game of poker. His friends claim that he has no problem spending millions of dollars at a time. The competitive edge that made him a great swimmer may also lose him a lot of money at poker.
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