Or maybe he knows when to fold ‘em but not when to hold ‘em? Either way, Tobey Maguire has found himself in a little legal trouble.
The “Spiderman” star is being sued for $311,000, which he won in unlicensed poker games played between 2006 and 2009. The Texas Hold ‘em matches were held at various Beverly Hills hotels and resulted in payments to Maguire, along with several others, from Bradley Ruderman. Ruderman is a former hedge fund manager who duped his clients in a Ponzi scheme that was revealed in 2009. He is now serving his sentence in a Texas jail and is schedule for release in 2018. A bankrupcy trustee is behind the lawsuit, which was filed in an attempt to recoup funds for Ruderman’s victims.
Word on the street is that Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio were also involved in the illegal poker games, although none of them of have been named in the lawsuit at this point. Maybe because none of them have any game?
According to a fellow player, “Matt never won” and “Leo is a tight ass. When he lost $50,000 the look in his eyes was obvious, he was crazy.”
Okay, so I know it was illegal but doesn’t this sound like the coolest poker game ever?
The group reportedly used secret passwords and unmarked rooms to keep their extra-curricular activities on the down low — playing behind closed doors manned with armed guards in bullet proof vests.
Bullet proof vests? Wow, that’s some hardcore poker right there.