Celebrities Who Enjoy Playing Blackjack

Posted on Oct 20 2014 - 3:19pm by GJ Staff

Due to the fact that they’re always on the news, we can’t help but put celebrities on the pedestal. However, even famous people enjoy splitting the aces just like the rest of us. In fact, there are a lot of famous celebrities playing blackjack. So, if you’re interested in knowing more about these famous real money blackjack players, here are some of them.

Prince Harry
Even British Royals enjoy playing blackjack. One of the famous celebrities playing blackjack is Prince Harry. Unfortunately, things didn’t go quite well for him. Rumor has it that he lost $300 for playing. Though, if you’ll consider his wealth, this isn’t really something for him. He had lots of fun and had a few drinks while playing blackjack.

Paris Hilton
Socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton is the type of celeb that you’ll be expecting to see in a nightclub rather than at the blackjack table. That’s not true though. Just recently, Paris started playing blackjack after celebrating her 31st birthday– which is a lucky choice for her since she made $30,000 in one of her games! She even tweeted about it and professed that she loves gambling now. Even though $30k isn’t really a huge amount for this beauty icon, the thrill she got when she won that amount was truly memorable.

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Don Johnson
No, we’re not talking about the Don Johnson, who played ‘Sonny Crockett” on the ’80s TV series, “Miami Vice.” Instead, we’re talking about a man who carved out a name for himself after being labeled as the best blackjack player of the year. In 2011 he earned around $15.1 million, while playing at various casinos. Indeed, this 50-year-old-guy has lady luck with him.

Erica Schoenberg
Most gamblers would be familiar with Erica Schoenberg. She’s only a top female poker pro who’s proud with her $827,980 tournament earnings, ranking her on the 23rd spot among female players. Not just that, her marriage to Erick Lindgren, who has $8,589,830 in tournament winnings, made this lady even move famous. Though, before she became immersed in the poker world, Erica used to love playing blackjack and she was even labeled as the “Blackjack Babe.” Furthermore, an MIT Blackjack Team member was so thoughtful enough that he gave her free lessons in blackjack games and the rest is history.

Russel Brand and Katy Perry
Even though this famous couple aren’t together anymore, they made quite a stir when they were spotted playing blackjack shortly before their divorce. Those who have seen this even noticed that Brand was giving Perry some kind of free tutorials on how to play blackjack, and they were definitely having a good time. Unfortunately, you might never see this pair playing blackjack again

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