Limelight on Celebrity Poker Players

The enticing grab of gambling is evident that even people from the Show Business are engaging into it. This article introduces ten among the celebrity Poker players and discusses about their quest.

Gabe Kaplan

This 66 years old celebrity is believed to be the best and is the Phil Ivey of celebrity poker players who have earned $1.1 million; he got the $131,000 of which from the 2007 World Series of Pokers $50K H.O.R.S.E. In 2006, he hosted the GSN's High Stakes.

Tobey Maguire

Spider Man actor is a $10-million winner from celebrity invite-only gatherings and has won in WSOP for 11 times. At present, Maguire faces a lawsuit for his $300,000 plus winnings.

Jennifer Tilly

Tilly stands next to Kaplan with almost $600,000 earnings and a WSOP $1,000 ladies championship bracelet. Yet, she is known for her mistakes during televised cash games.

Rick Salomon

Salomon has a $237,000-earning which includes his prize in a 2006 Bellagio Cup event. This former Warner Bros. Executive VP's son is famous for his supporting role in "1 Night in Paris."

Sam Simon

The "The Simpsons" co-creator hit three no-limit hold'em tournaments for the past three years winning more than $100,000 and gaining $344,000 lifetime earnings. Simon was married to Jennifer Tilly from 1984-1991.

Ben Affleck

This Hollywood star won his big-time tournament of 90 players. In 2004, he has won $356,400 in the California State Pokers Championship. He holds $10,000 buy-in major no-limit hold'em title in this gaming world.

Nick Cassavetes

With $142,000 lifetime earnings from "PokerStars' The Big Game," "GSN's High Stakes Poker," and 2005 WSOP main event, Cassavetes faces a lawsuit.

Bruce Buffer

The Bruce Buffer Poker's Room at the Luxor, Las Vegas was named after him. Buffer got $259,047 prize money from his tournaments. He joined in the "2005 World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational" final table and in "Pokers After Dark."

Shannon Elizabeth

The career's peak so far of the American Pie actress' game is in 2007 when she placed third in the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Championship for a score of $125,000.

Michael Phelps

Phelps got his $5,213 earnings from a single final table.

These celebrity Poker players contribute to the making of a sound gaming environment in the world.