Celebrities are traditionally known for enjoying and coveting various experiences, possessions, and hobbies. Putting small dogs that look more like hamsters than anything resembling a canine into ridiculous stripy handbags is one. Having so much plastic surgery that a smile becomes a physical impossibility after the age of 40 is another. And running up bills higher than the amount you normally spend per year on electricity on just one night on the tiles is one more.
However, celebrities have also been known to enjoy a spot of gaming, whether that take the form of casino, poker, or bingo.
Let’s take a look at some celebrities who have been known to swap time on the beaches of California, or in the glam spas in Hollywood, for the online and offline casino, poker, and bingo rooms.
Surprise surprise, One Direction simply have to feature on our list. The global brand that is the Simon Cowell-directed boyband recently decided to splash the cash in a casino in Australia. Needless to say the lads endured mixed fortunes during their gaming experience, Irish heart-throb Niall Horan winning a modest sum of £100 and the other boys losing “a lot” of money, which apparently led to “ugly” scenes in the aftermath.
With each member of the band worth millions of pounds now, it’s best left to the imagination to wonder what qualifies as “a lot” of money in the bizarre 1D world.
When it comes to poker, meanwhile, another global superstar rules the roost. Movie star Ben Affleck is able to boast a $10,000 buy-in major no-limit hold’em title. This is one man who isn’t content unless playing with extremely high-stakes, the likes of which you probably can’t even comprehend when placed in comparison with your weekly poker game with your close friends, or your standard online casino session with the likes of Betway Casino.
When it comes to bingo, though, an often far less serious affair, there are some celebs who prefer the fun of the gaming experience to any need for winning additional cash (which admittedly is pretty easy for millionaires to say).
Some self-confessed bingo fans on the celeb circuit include Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has gone so far as making her very own set of bingo balls and cards. Apparently a traditional festive game in the Hollywood star’s household, it’s refreshing to know that even global movie stars can be kept content and amused by a good old game of bingo.
Other celeb bingo fans include Bono, of U2 fame, and Robbie Williams, who has taken part in many a celeb bingo game in the UK for various charities.