Blackjack or 21 is not an outlandish term to us. Whether we gamble or not, we have heard of the name at least once in our lifetime. It is one of the most traditional and renowned casino card games in the world, which is practised both at the online and land-based casinos even today. It is that one card game which anybody can play anywhere, anytime due to its simple game rules and approach. But did you know one of the groups of people who enjoy this card game are A-list celebrities? Yes! Even superstars enjoy spending their leisure time playing Blackjack. In the past years, many celebrities have admitted to being a big fan of this particular adrenalin-pumping action of Blackjack. Here are a few of the most famous stars who flaunt their love for Blackjack-
1. Paris Hilton
I’m sure the name ‘Paris Hilton’ is familiar to all of us. She is well-known for her blonde locks and is a businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, fashion designer, and DJ. But mainly, she became widespread when she caught the attention of media for her sex tape during the early 2000s. But apart from all that, she is also an acclaimed Blackjack gambler who once took home a whopping $50,000 on a Sunday night. It happened when she was in New Jersey, Atlantic City, for a $100,000 DJ gig. After she finished the live performance, she took a Blackjack table, where she scored the jackpot, adding her card skills to the list of her other talents.
2. Ben Affleck
When he’s not bound with the Batman character, he becomes a gambler. The Academy Award-winning actor, Ben Affleck, is not a new face when it comes to gambling. Despite being an A-list celebrity, one of his talents lies in his poker skills. In 2004, his skills were proven when he bagged the California Poker Championship. But Ben’s undying love for Blackjack caught more attention from his fans, notably when he teamed up with his close friend, Matt Damon. He reportedly won up to a massive $95,000 in a single sitting, until he was kicked out of the casino. Who knows, he could have hit another jackpot if it wasn’t for The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino that threw him out.
3. Prince Harry
Who else did not expect this ginger prince to be on the list? Well, if you’re familiar with Prince Harry’s persona, he is famous for being the bad guy within the royal family. He made several headlines in the past for breaking the stereotypes and stigma of royal blood, and we love him for that. Although he is a Prince by blood, he has broken the walls by supporting numerous types of activities like any people would do, and one of them is gambling. He was spotted at Wynn Casino in Las Vegas, where he was seen losing several hundred dollars in a short period. However, there are rumours that, behind the scene, when he is away from the onlookers or paparazzi, he takes the game to his level.
4. P Diddy
P Diddy aka Puddy Daddy aka Sean Combs is known for his extravagant lifestyle- and his massive love for Blackjack card game. He is often seen at one or the other Blackjack tables, spending lavishly as he always does. As per reports, he often even demands Blackjack table be set in his dressing room just so he can play the game every chance he gets during his concert tours or award shows. Considering that, we assume he is more than just a recreational 21 player. Moreover, he is currently an in-demand public figure for casino moguls to flaunt at the casino venues. So it is only legit that he loves flaunting his assets lavishly.
5. 50 Cent
Another celebrity that is fit to be on this list is 50 Cent, the American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur and investor. He is also known for his love for Blackjack game and spending a fortune at betting, to the point he has his own themed Blackjack game called ’50 Cent’s Blackjack’. The game can be played on both desktops and smart devices and became an instant hit among his fans and other Blackjack fanatics. According to an interview, he once revealed that he usually bet a minimum of $5,000 on a single hand, and spends as much as $70,000 on a single sitting.
SummaryName: List of celebrities who enjoy playing Blackjack
Author: Helen Stratford
Published Date: 02/09/2019