As a game, poker is a great equalizer. Anyone with access to a few bucks they don’t mind losing and a deck of cards can join in the fun.
Nonetheless, it does take some practice and a lot of skill to be a good poker player, which is why it is surprising when celebrities flourish at the game. Where do they get the time amid all the hustle and bustle of being a star?
While we may never know that, we have compiled a list of 7 celebrities that play and excel at poker and you might find them on websites like Ignition Poker Australia . 1. Jennifer Tilly
You may not know Jenifer Tilly by anything other than her poker playing, given most of her sightings over the past few years have been poker related, but she is actually an actress. Tilly starred in several A-list films, including ‘The Haunted Mansion’ and ‘Liar Liar’. She is currently working on other projects and previously voiced a character on ‘Family Guy’. That aside, however, Tilly’s arguably most impressive achievements were made at the poker table . She has accrued almost $1 million in total wins and holds a WPT win and WSOP bracelet to her name. 2. Gerard Pique
Pique plays for Spain’s national football team and is a defender for Barcelona. Since both are very big teams, it is hard to imagine that the football star has time to excel at poker – but he does. Pique has an impressive poker career, having played in the European Poker Tour (EPT) and several World Series of Poker (WSOP) events. He has amassed over $250,000 in winnings too. According to Pique, he learned how to play poker during his stint at Manchester United. 3. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has been smitten with poker since he was young and has been playing for years. Once, he was allegedly thrown out of a blackjack game and casino for reading cards at the table. Affleck then sought professional play coaching and has gone on to be very good at the game. In 2004, he made a […]