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Celebrities Who’ve won big at Online Casinos

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Online casinos are super popular right now and today we’re going to take a look at celebrities who’ve won big at online casinos.  Well they may not have won it big but they love online casinos so much that they promote them just like Casino Pånett promotes the best free spins bonuses.  Celebrities and athletes alike love playing at online casinos because of the simple nature of gambling online.  Plus there are so many cool online casino games that can be found at some of the top rated online casino websites out there.

celebrities who've won big at online casinosRay Romano

Most of you know Ray as the comedian and actor from Everyone Loves Raymond.   Everyone knows Ray is a huge fan of blackjack and poker.  He has previous been seen when thousands while competing in poker tournaments including the World Serious of Poker.  Over the years Ray has become a huge fan of online casinos and sports betting.  One of the huge benefits of playing online poker is being able to show off as a high roller in a relaxed setting at home or your penthouse hotel room while on the road.

Pamela Anderson

We all know her as the sexy Baywatch star but has been known to promote several gambling product brands including Bally Gaming and Systems.  They released a Pamela Anderson Playboy line of slots back in 2005 that went live at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Pamela even has her own Baywatch online casino game.  Baywatch is an entertaining and exciting 5 reel, 20 payline slot with a great bonus game feature and all the favorite characters from the series.

celebrities who've won big at online casinosMichael Jordan

Michael Jordan is probably the most well known basketball icon in the entire world.  He brought the Chicago Bulls to prominence back in the mid 1990’s and ultimate won 6 NBA Championships with them in total.  He also has one of the most recognized clothing brands in “Brand Jordan” with several high profile basketball players who wear his basketball shoes and other clothing through exclusive sponsorship deals.

Over the years, there have been many gambling stories and conspiracies about Jordan including unpaid gambling debts and the fact that he has won millions at the casino.   Jordan could sometimes be found at the poker table before big playoff basketball games including the Olympics. After the Bulls won their third championship, the NBA launched an investigation into Jordan’s gambling problems to check whether he had violated league rules. Four months later Jordan stunned the world by retiring from professional basketball.  Jordan’s father was also murdered around this time leaving some to believe it happened because of unpaid gambling debts.

Allen Iverson

Allen is an ex-NBA super star who spent most of his career playing for the Philadelphia Seventy Sixers.  Most consider him the second or third best player to every put on a 76er’s jersey.  Earlier this year the Philadelphia legend joined fellow 76er Charles Barkley as a sports betting spokesperson for PointsBet.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is one of the most prolific celebrity gamblers and has pocketed millions playing blackjack.  He loves playing blakjack and became so good that casinos banned him from playing blackjack  at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas because of his expert knowledge.  His friends have mentioned in several interviews their concern that he might have a gambling problem, which he as even acknowledged.

Affleck also played an online gambling entrepreneur in the film Runner Runner, which showcases a player that feels he is being cheated by the site.  In real interviews however, Affleck admits to playing online blackjack as it’s his favorite game and playing online is fun and private.

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Gone Girl Movie Review

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No plans for the weekend? Well then you should definitely go see the new hit movie Gone Girl. Director David Fincher captures the dramatic thriller by encompassing an eerie tone with countless questions. The movie stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, an average man who is involved in an unhappy marriage with his beautiful yet dissatisfied wife Amy Dunne, played by Rosamund Pike. On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing leaving Nick as the prime suspect. From there everything gets turned upside down.

According to CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner, Gone Girl is “like a dangerous cross breed between War of the Roses and Fatal Attraction. This is a film that engages with its audience.”

Just like the book, Gone Girl keeps the viewer on the edge of their seat constantly guessing what will happen next, and battling to choose sides between characters. Is one of them lying? Are they both lying? Trust me, you will keep going back and forth between the two!

Fincher was able to take the power of the novel and bring it to life through the film. His clever use of widescreen camerawork and color schemes really add to the tone and suspense of the plot. The best-selling novel’s author, Gillian Flynn, was involved in writing the screenplay, so for those of you who read the book you will not be disappointed.

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Who’s The Better Poker Player? Affleck or Damon?

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mattdamon Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are names not commonly seen together, but in the context of poker films and the game of poker itself, Damon has kept his interest mostly independent of the duo’s power-fame in screenwriting, production, and acting.
Appearing in the 1998 film Rounders, Damon brought character Mike McDermott to life as a more-or-less rehabilitated gambler who turns to the game to help a friend pay off a group of loan sharks. While Damon received no nominations or awards for his involvement with the film, it still stands as one of the best poker movies ever made. Unfortunately we can’t say the same for partner-in-crime Affleck’s go at the felt on film inRunner Runner.
benaffA rounder is someone who “…[makes] their living or a significant amount of their income from playing poker.” The underground poker circuit perhaps got more attention than it wanted with the film’s production, so much so that we can expect a sequel, aptly dubbed Rounders 2, with Damon and key actor Edward Norton already signed on and in production. There’s also a speculated super-villain performance from Robert De Niro.
Aside from being a household name in the context of movies, Matt Damon has also been spied at the poker tables playing as himself on a number of occasions, even having a bad bluff moment chronicled by PartyPoker as a Best Poker Clip in 2009. Turns out Damon is a regular at the WSOP in Las Vegas, the notable recent stop being at the 2012 WSOP Main Event along with Ben Affleck.
While neither Damon nor Affleck won the bracelet in the event, we can be sure they tried to act their way out of a bust! With heightened interest in the production process of Rounders 2, we’re all looking to get lucky with a release date soon!