Blackjack is known as the most popular casino card game in the world. The object is simple: play against the dealer to get a card value of 21 without going over. Millennials may remember being introduced to the game in the movie 21, where a group of MIT students took on Las Vegas card dealers by becoming strategic experts. But what you may not have known, is that these 4 celebrities are also in love with the game!
1 - Ben Affleck
Much like the characters in the movie 21, Ben Affleck was actually banned from a casino in Las Vegas for being too good at blackjack. In an interview, he explained that he “took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player.” According to Affleck, he studied to the point where he was routinely improving his odds and doing well in the game. “Once I became decent,” he said, “the casinos asked me not to play blackjack.” Well, if Affleck wasn’t able to play at a casino in Vegas, he should definitely move his talents to play blackjack and new games at casino.com.
2 - Sean “Diddy” Combs
Sean Combs takes his time at the Blackjack table very seriously! When he was at the MTV music awards, he even requested that a blackjack table be placed in his own dressing room. He’s also been spotted at private tables in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and other famous gambling destinations.
3 - Caroline Rhea
Caroline Rhea was seen on Season 2 of GSN's World Series of Blackjack and has also appeared on other celebrity gambling shows. On the series, she played against Jeff Probst, Kelli Williams, John Henson, and Warren G., but she was unsuccessful on the episode and lost to Jeff and Kelli, both of whom went onto the final game of the season.
4 - Prince Harry
It’s no secret that Prince Harry is a world traveler, and he's known to be spotted spending his night at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas’ Wynn Hotel. We don’t think he’s got the same sense of strategy that Ben Affleck has, but we’re sure that he’s just as energized and focused when he’s at the table.
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