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Tobey, Matt, Leo, Ben Played Texas Hold 'Em A LOT!

6/22/2011 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tobey Maguire is the only one getting sued for allegedly playing unlicensed poker with a ponzi scheme criminal, but we've learned other big celebs regularly put their chips on the table with Tobey.

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Here's what we know.  Tobey, Leo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon often played high-stakes, Texas Hold 'em poker together, where tens of thousands of dollars regularly changed hands.  We've learned the games were sometimes played at the Hollywood Hills home of Rick Salomon, Paris Hilton's sex tape partner in "One Night in Paris."

Tobey is being sued by the trustees in the bankruptcy case involving Brad Ruderman, who's currently in prison for running a Ponzi scheme.  Ruderman was allegedly involved in some of these illegal, unlicensed poker games with Tobey, who came out on top to the tune of over $300,000.  The trustees feel the scheme was illegal so they want Tobey's winnings back.

Here's a fun fact.  The house these stars sometimes played at -- located above the Sunset Strip -- was purchased by Rick Salomon with the proceeds from his sex tape. 

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And here's a funner fact.  We're told Leo pulled out of the games after he started dating Bar Refaeli and he didn't think it would be a good idea to continue.


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TMZgossip    

shuffle up & deal!!!!!!!

1168 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

LEO DID pull out after he started dating Bar. He's a moron and probably got taken to the cleaners by the other guys.

1168 days ago
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Scott    

Time for lander the dipchit to show up with another unwitty comment.....as for this story yawnnnnnnn.

1168 days ago
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pentta    

scott, stop making comments that are irrelevant to the topic.

1168 days ago
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Paulie    

I get so annoyed when I see people foolishly wasting money like this, yeah you can call it jealousy, it just sucks to see people with more than they need...spending our money by the way for going to their sucky movies...I say we ban hollywood and their crappy overpriced movies, let them see what it's like to have to save money and struggle like the rest of us. What a waste, if you don't want your money that bad, give it to charity or buy a meal or two for the homeless. Can't wait til the earthquake sucks LA into the ocean.

1168 days ago
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Abe    

The LAPD has to move in and make arrests here. There is illegal activity and it needs to be controlled. I'm sure the state of California and IRS could make cases for tax fraud here too.

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1168 days ago
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Scott    

LOL Pentta if that ain't the pot calling the kettle black I don't know what is.........

1168 days ago
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Muppet    

Give me a break! Now they should give all their money away and never have fun with the money THEY earn?? Even guys that don't have alot of money will have a poker night!!! It's called fun with the guys! Let them enjoy it!!!

1168 days ago
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Carl    

Pretty sad that friends can't get together to play poker legally.

1168 days ago
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Louis    

Rick Soloman Wins! He's got the Biggest Penis.

1168 days ago
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Me    

Carl 6 minutes ago Pretty sad that friends can't get together to play poker legally.
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The Government miss out on getting a huge chunk of that money to pay for their free cars, free health insurance and occasional prostitute? Stop talking foolish.

1168 days ago
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jen    

OMG. do you walk out the back door and flip over the fence and fall onto the sss. or do you carefully walk around the pool not wanting to drown....with all his money, please go get a better layed out back yard......then maybe show off your stories for tmz..

1168 days ago
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JJ    

Betcha the IRS will love this.

1168 days ago
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JimmyScotland    

Not to sound like an ass, however knowing the figures these kids play for, $300k is ONE buyin. In some high stakes games in Vegas, it's half of a buyin.

1168 days ago
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Sienna Sacha    

Did McGuire pay taxes on his winnings? Just wondering, the little liberal s*** is always out and about saying rich people need to pay more. . . . .so, did he pay taxes on his winnings?

Maybe the problem isn't having rich people pay more taxes, maybe it's just getting rich people, like liberal McGuire, to pay the taxes they owe. . .

so, did he pay taxes on these winnings?

1168 days ago
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