Play begins at the final table at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), at the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 7, 2009. The final nine players of the original 6,494 participants in the championship will split a pot of over 27 million USD in prize money, with the first-place finisher collecting the top prize of over 8 million USD.  (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Celebrities, Athletes Looking To Buck Odds At Poker World Series

Each summer, actors and athletes who are stars in their own right compete alongside professional gamblers and wannabes for the world’s biggest poker prize.


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Studio City Bakery Started From Monthly Poker Game

Glenn Panitz fell into baking when he started bringing desserts to his monthly poker game. He now has a flagship store, Xtreme Desserts, in Studio City.

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Tobey Maguire Will Pay $80K To Settle Poker Lawsuit

Tobey Maguire has decided to fold ’em and settle a lawsuit over his winnings from a convicted con man during high-stakes Hollywood poker games.


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MLB To Investigate A-Rod For Hollywood Poker Games

Major League Baseball plans to interview Alex Rodriguez as it investigates allegations the New York Yankees star took part in illegal celebrity poker games.


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Tobey Maguire: No Wrongdoing In Hollywood Poker Matches

Tobey Maguire didn’t just win $300,000 from a man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme — the actor’s attorney notes he also lost $168,500 to the convicted con man.


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Tobey Maguire And Other Celebrities Sued Over Poker Winnings

Tobey Maguire and other celebrities are facing several lawsuits seeking to reclaim more than $4 million won during unlicensed poker matches at upscale Beverly Hills hotels.