The High Rollers Club: Famous People Who Love to Play Poker

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Poker is among the most popular casino games that have been in existence for a long time. Many people, including celebrities, are fond of this game. From online poker to poker in physical casinos, this timeless classic remains unrivaled.

This article shows a number of famous people that are also popular poker players.

Victoria Coren Mitchell poker

Victoria is a journalist and TV presenter who is known for her success in being a successful poker player. Victoria has been known to be an avid player of the game most of her adult life and has been a London poker scene regular for a long time.

Her big break came in 2004 at the European Poker Championship in London. Coren won over £14,000 in the £200 Pot Limit Hold’em Tournament, where she came second. Her luck did not stop there as one month later; she was crowned winner of the Celebrity Poker Club, a poker show on Channel 4.

In 2006, Victoria became the first-ever woman to win the European Poker Tour event where she scooped a whooping £500k. Her wins did not stop there. In 2014, she became the first-ever player to win two main event titles of the European Poker Tour. One other person has done this ever since.

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly is a Hollywood actress well-known for her love of poker. Her interest in this classic was sparked back when her father gifted her with a popular video poker game, “World Series of Poker.”

One of the interesting things is that Tilly was co-starring in a movie, “Let it Ride,” during her career infancy. The movie is about a lucky gambler on the horse track. Jen has gone on to become one of the most menacing people at the poker table.

Tilly has over $1 million in live poker, winning, having been coached by her then-boyfriend, now husband, Phil Laak. Phil is a professional poker player as well as a poker commentator.

Jen is known to play in the high stake-level games, which she backs up with over 60 cashes in live poker tournaments.

Michael Greco

If you have watched “EastEnders,” then you should be well versed with Michael Greco, better known as Beppe di Marco. What you might not have known is that he has been a great poker player for a long time now.

A rumor stated that after he won the 3rd leg of the inaugural season of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, the director played the theme tune of EastEnders. However, Michael has a humorous side and always takes the jokes well.

Greco has finished in 3rd place of WSOP events in Las Vegas and has won over $1 million in tournaments over his years of playing poker.


Richard Owens
Richard Owens
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