Big-time movie stars and artists are an interesting and eccentric bunch. It is often difficult to tell whether their eccentricities are a result of their unique careers and position in society, or whether their eccentric nature is a cornerstone to their success and on-screen magnetism. As such, it has become de rigueur for celebrity watchers and film industry critics to catalog how actors and actresses spend their spare time. One thing that we have noticed is the number of superstar Canadian actors who are also big fans of gambling and take their gambling practice seriously. Read on to find out the Canadian actors who love to gamble.
The Canadian-American sex symbol and star of the iconic hit TV show Baywatch is somewhat out of the limelight these days, although she is no stranger to the occasional Twitter storm. While Pamela is known for her many hobbies and eccentricities, few people know that she has been, on occasion, a pretty serious gambling fan, even playing for $250,000 prizes at Las Vegas casinos. These days, you don’t need to be a Hollywood starlet to play for those kinds of stakes, with sites such as Scatters Canada casino offering all Canadians the chance to play for more than $300 million worth of jackpots.
Source: DJ/Producer, by Deadmau5 😀 via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Arguably the most successful electronic music artist in modern history, Deadmau5 was a pioneer of dub, trap, and EDM music through the 2000s and 2010s. Although not as prominent on the global music scene today, he has repeatedly shared his love of professional casino gambling with the press and his social media followers. In fact, his love of gambling is so serious that he even has his own EDM-themed online slot game named after him. If you want to play the Deadmau5 slot for free, you can access casino rewards like free spins to play for real jackpots on the Scatters online casino.
Justin Bieber is arguably Canada’s most successful music act, with more Billboard No.1s and record sales than virtually any other artist alive today. The Biebz is also an actor in his own right having appeared in films such as Zoolander 2 and Behaving Badly. Among his other talents is a penchant for gambling – specifically blackjack and poker. Bieber is known to opt for a few rounds of high-stakes casino card games to blow off steam and has been papped in the glitziest poker lounges in Las Vegas, London, and Atlantic City.
Source: Summer Sixteen Tour 2016 in Toronto by The Come Up Show via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).
As his song lyrics will attest to, Drake is no stranger to partying until dawn. This same attitude can also be seen in his gambling habits, where it is absolutely clear that he is not afraid to wager eye-watering sums of cash on a few rounds of poker, roulette, and blackjack. To cite just one example, Drake attracted significant press attention when he gambled away more than $200,000 in a single sitting, during a particularly raucous evening at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City. It doesn’t get much more high roller than that.
It’s clear that some of Canada’s biggest stars clearly have a penchant for real-money gaming. Whether they are any good at it is another matter entirely.