When it comes to slot machines and gaming with them, we can forget that it is not only the average joe and jill who enjoy playing these games every now and again as a way to relax and gamble some cash in the hopes to play video slots and win big.
Slot machines and games like this have been featured all throughout pop culture, making the odd cameo appearance here and there in a number of shows and movies throughout history, along with being quite popular in music videos and making appearances in fashion shoots for high end magazines.
So it would make sense then, as slot machines have garnered more and more of a glamorous presence in the same way that casinos have, that celebrities would start to get interested in playing them as much if not more than the usual kind of average person does.
And at the end of the day, whether you are one of the people who love ‘em or loathe ‘em, follow all of their top stories or you go out of your way to avoid them at the end of the day, the bottom line really is that celebrities are just people like you and me. And, when they get home and snuggled up at the end of the usual work day for them, they will do something that they want to do, eat and do something else that they enjoy like the rest of us like to do at the end of a long and sometimes boring work day, spent and sprawled out on the sofa with some tasty junk food.
So really it should really come as no surprise when you learn that there are quite a large number of celebrities who love casinos, and that there are celebrities who love slot machines in particular. This makes sense too, as it is a fun way to relax at the end of the day for anyone, and provides a lot of excitement to a routine, and slot machines and online slot games have gained a lot more popularity than they ever have before since the explosion of the online gaming boom that we have all witnessed happening since the 90s.
Be warned though, some people that you will see on this list may surprise you. Nevertheless, let us get to it – who exactly are the celebrities that love slot machines?
Ben Affleck, in case you do not know, is a famous American actor that has had a lot of success in his acting career over the years, featuring in some of the most popular movies out there including the newest batman V Superman movie and many many others.
Not only does Ben Affleck act, but he also does a bit of screen writing, producing, and directing as well, and has many accolades under his belt including three Golden Globe Awards. In Affleck’s own words, he had got so good at playing the casino fave blackjack that he got to a point where it was easy to count cards whilst playing his hand, which is a gambling strategy that although is legal, is frowned upon in the casino world.
And as such, it is that which got him banned for life in the Vegas branch of the Hard Rock Cafe.
We may know him for his love of golf, but there is something else that Tiger Woods can add to his roster of skills, and that is gaming in the casino along with playing slot machine games.
Woods is best known for being one of the highest paid athletes in the world, but he is now one celebrity that is known for his love of casinos after he befriended fellow celebrities that love casinos Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley.
Perhaps less surprising, this is one particular high flying rock and roller is said to be a regular at multiple casinos. In fact, some people that you might ask would even say he is all the more famous for it.
According to the actor though, he has recently claimed that his gambling days are over, after having caused him trouble in his personal life and with his finances.
Another Charlie, this particular one was once a star of the basketball team Stars, and never tried to hide his love for the casino house.
Apparently, in an interview he said: “I went to Vegas a bunch of times and won a million dollars. Probably 10 times. But I’ve also gone to Vegas and lost a million probably three times as much.”
He has also said in a different interview that: “My agent has worked with me to try to get it where I can go and gamble and have fun. That’s easier said than done.”
And, in the same interview he admitted to having a gambling problem, and then denied it by saying he can afford to gamble, but that he has to get it under control because eventually it might leave him broke.
Rumoured lovers of slot machines
Shockingly, it has been rumoured that Queen Elizabeth II is still just an ordinary human and likes to play games like slot machines often, and enjoys a spot of sports betting, despite being a monarch.
Michael Jordan is also known to enjoy a good game on the slot machines, which would make sense as he has said he enjoys adrenaline and taking risks, and that gambling is a good way for him to divulge in this extreme hobby – leaving extremely large sums of money in casinos before winning them back.
However, like Sheen, Jordan had became addicted to the games and they had became a source of interruption to his success in the NBA, for which he got excluded from the sports competitions and demoted to play in the minor league.
Cameron Diaz is another star who loves a good gamble, but this is one who knows exactly how to play responsibly – and then some. Diaz loves to hit the casinos, but famously gives away any winnings to charity, primarily the non-profit organisations which donate their money to support cancer sufferers.