Poker has become one of the most popular games in the world and it’s not uncommon for celebrities to get into the game. Usually armed with huge bankrolls, they challenge themselves and play high stakes poker against some of the best players in the business. There are even some celebs that make a living from poker and compete in major international tournaments.
Actors, sports stars and singers have all tried their hand at the card game and some of them have managed to win a lot of money playing it. They have also helped to raise the profile of the game and are often featured in online poker ads.
Most people know Jason Alexander from his role as George Costanza on Seinfeld but the comedian has a passion for gambling and is frequently seen playing live or online poker. He was a frequent participant on American televised poker shows in the mid-2000s and reached day two of the WSOP main event in 2007.
Comedian Kevin Hart is another celebrity who has played some serious poker. The star scored a number of big wins while competing in high roller events in recent years and is considered to be a very skilled player. He has a large social media following and regularly posts videos of himself at the tables.
Soccer star Neymar is another notable name to have tried his hand at poker and he has proven that he can hold his own against some of the best players in the business. He recently won a tournament organized by his fellow professional players and has earned plenty of fans for his involvement in the game.
Basketball star LeBron James has also made a splash in the poker world by competing in high-stakes poker games. The star has won a number of bracelets and has earned millions of dollars at the tables. He has also invested in a poker company and is actively trying to promote the game.
Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has also made a name for himself at the poker table. The PSG superstar is a regular visitor at the poker tournaments organized by his teammates and has won some impressive pots of cash.
Actor Jennifer Tilly is a familiar face on the poker circuit. She has competed in a number of prestigious poker tournaments and was a regular guest on some of the top poker television shows. She is also an author and has written a number of books about the game.
Former pro poker player Vanessa Selbst is another celebrity to have carved out a niche for herself in the modern game. She won multiple bracelets in the early 2000s and was a regular on poker television shows such as Poker After Dark and High Stakes.
The last entry on this list is baseball star Alex Rodriguez, who has also ventured into the world of poker. He has participated in some of the major high-stakes poker games held by Molly Bloom and is a regular at the New York City tables where he is often joined by other celebrities.