Celebrities with Gambling Issues

At its dawn, a casino was a meeting place for the wealthy. The “crème de la crème” of society gathered in villas and small palaces outside major Italian cities to play cards or dice, sometimes losing fortunes in one night. In time casinos have become commonplace. Today they are accessible to anyone of legal age. Cities and online empires have been built on top of the gambling industry. But the “crème de la crème” still manages to stand out with its gambling habits.

It’s common for celebrities to spend their hard earned money (sic!) on the most outrageous things you can think of. Famous actors, like Charlie Sheen, Ben Affleck or even Tobey Maguire, are known to have been involved in gambling, winning or (more often) losing amazing amounts.

Ben Affleck, the star of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, is known as a passionate player of card games. And he is quite good at it – in 2004 he won the California State Poker Championship. But he has also done things at the game tables he is not proud of: he has reportedly lost $400,000 on one poker hand in 2001. To make things worse, he often plays with a glass in hand – once he reportedly bet $60,000 on a single blackjack hand while drunk. He won… but this doesn’t make his recklessness less notable.

Charlie Sheen is well known for his extravagant behavior, and his issues are not all related to gambling. He has a history of drug abuse, excessive alcohol consumption and other “sins”. And gambling is one of them – he has reportedly spent $200,000 on gambling in the past. He is a passionate poker player and often bets on sports as well.


These stars – as well as less famous problem gamblers around the world – could easily avoid such excesses if they would choose to play online games at Royal Vegas instead of land-based establishments. The Royal Vegas has several safeguards against such excesses in place, protecting its players from spending too much. It is required to do so: its gaming license, issued by the Malta Gaming Authority, binds it to have strict anti-problem gambling policies in place. Royal Vegas players have several ways to keep their habits at bay. For example, they can set daily and weekly deposit limits for themselves. Whenever they try to make deposits above their limit, the Royal Vegas stops them. And if they attempt to change their limits, they will have to wait at least 24 hours to do so – which gives them enough time to cool down and re-think their intentions.


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