Ben Affleck Poker: Celebrity Poker Players
Ben Affleck Poker Player or just rumours? Ben Affleck is known as a successful actor, but guess what? He is also an avid poker player, as celebrity news often point out. It is said that Ben not only plays poker for fun but he even participates in poker charity tournaments with other American celebrities such as Matt Damon.
However, things have not always been so positive – admitting to count blackjack cards Ben got banned in one important Las Vegas Casino – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Later, witnesses confirmed the rumour… With all this in mind, Ben wanted to make at least one thing clear – he was only invited to leave and he will not come back!
Ben Affleck Poker Career, summary…
According to thehendonmob.com, Ben Affleck has won throughout the years, tournament earnings of $356,400 and doesn’t intend to stop here! The same website points out that, Ben compared to Matt Damon was, let’s say, luckier. As Matt only achieved $14,500 total earnings. In fact, more and more celebrity critics agree upon the idea that Affleck has quite a history in gambling and has become pretty good at it for a non-professional poker player.
The New York Post reported that Affleck won $140,000 in a single sitting while playing with his friend Matt Damon and “gave away every one of his $140,000 in chips to casino staffers on the 2000 trip — tipping his dealers, waitress and door boys as much as $5,000.” A year later, Affleck reportedly “won $800,000 while playing three simultaneous hands at $20,000 a pop.”
Despite the fact that Affleck appears to be better at blackjack than at poker, he doesn’t seem to get regret spending huge amounts playing poker too. Who knows? Maybe, his determination will make him better at some point!
Moreover, sharing the scene with other celebrities, gave him the chance to become friends with some of them and, therefore, play poker together. Such celebrities are Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tobey Maguire.
But, how much did he actually win? The largest value? The answer is simple – in 2004, Ben managed to win the California State Poker Championship and went home with the $350,000 grand prize. This also gave him a seat in the World Poker Tour final tournament, but unfortunately, he didn’t get to win any prize money here.
Watch Ben Affleck poker playing
You should not miss this! Take a look at these videos to see Ben Affleck playing poker! Maybe, you’ll find out his secret…
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