Published By Mia Gardner : 03 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 07 Feb 2022
Here is out list of famous celeb gamblers that call The Great White North home.
Many know him as not just a celebrity that enjoys playing Poker, but perhaps the unofficial king of Canadian poker. Baazov is, of course, the man that owns PokerStars, a site that many consider a best online casino Canada. His contributions alone have made the country a major player in the iGaming world. Plus, yes, he enjoys a bit of gambling himself.
How many can say that they had earned $300,000 playing cards, before they were even legally allowed to gamble? Michael McDonald can, and the fact says more about his personality than he may actually like. As far as a famous celeb gambler goes, he is amongst the most well-known, and has earned an estimated $10,000,000 playing cards.
Isabelle Mercier, also known as No Mercy, studied to be a lawyer. However, when working in a Poker Room to pay for her studies, she quickly decided that gambling was more her style. After studying with a few mentors in the Aviation Club de France she went on to swiftly claim the World Poker Tour in 2004. Interestingly, she also works as a consultant for gambling site Betclic.
Our next famous celeb gambler is the loud, extravagant, and incredibly quirky Calvin Ayre. He is mostly known for his bold, often outright risky business decisions with the iGaming site Bodog but is also known to dabble in a few rounds of Poker himself. His play isn’t in front of the camera, however, and instead tends to browse online sites. Possibly at a great site like Riverbelle Casino.
Which Quebec born professional card player also happens to have founded the largest circus in the world? Guy Lailberté, of course, perhaps the most fascinating man on this list. Starting life as a street performer, he went on to succeed in ways many others only dream of.