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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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16.

JimmyScotland    

I just have to laugh at the taxation of gambling winnings. You lads and lasses get shafted there.

1128 days ago
17.

Bu    

All are very spoiled men with too much money who are detached from the real world! We have so much poverty in this country and in this world and these people are sickening with the money they so casually bet and ruin others lives that are weak in nature for gambling.

1128 days ago
18.

Me    

Out of all those dudes, Tobey is the weakest. Even the name, "Tobey". Wreaks of weak.

http://shrt.fm/iZWN5D

1128 days ago
19.

Jim in LV    

Very bad judgement on their part. Besides the ponzi scheme character, just hanging out at Rick Solomon's place is not a smart move.

1128 days ago
20.

Rhubino    

Scott, if you're going to continue to post comments pretending to be a Canadian in random articles, please try to be a little more clever.

1128 days ago
21.

Meeeeeeeeeeduh    

OMG THOSE HORRIBLE AWFUL EVIL HARDENED CRIMINALS .....

SITTING IN PRIVATE PLAYING CARDS WITH THEIR OWN

DAMN MONEY .... HOW DAAAAAARE THEY LMAOOOOO ,

GET OUT THERE AND RAISE SOME HELL DAMMIT LOL

1128 days ago
22.

Weasel    

@Scott

Reminding myself never to visit Vancouver, not because I'm a homophobe. I would rather not be associate myself with Justin Bieber fans.

P.S.- We get it, you like Hotdogs instead of Cherry pie.

1128 days ago
23.

Kevin    

lol what a bunch of s***bags to be hanging out with Rick Salomon

1128 days ago
24.

bingostu    

Last time I checked, Home game Poker is legal in california.
Always has been, always will be. There are HUNDREDS of home games in LA, and worlwide too! TMZ should check their facts just a little better...

1128 days ago
25.

CountryGal    

Adds George Clooney in there and throw them all in jail. Can't stand any of those liberal weasels. Especially Ben Assfleck, what a friggin tool. Hollyweird needs to quit putting out AWFUL movies and maybe put some quality movies out for once. No intelligent person wants to spend $50 to see GARBAGE.

1128 days ago
26.

Rhubino    

Oh, my comment above was to the Scott on page 2 who's pretending to be Scott on page 1.

1128 days ago
27.

Fozzie    

CDAN reported Leo didn't pull out of the games becuase of Bar. Nobody wanted to play poker games with him becuase he couldn't take losing and had tantrums over losing $50,0000 hands.

Besides all the tax evasion on winnings, these are the same stars that go on tv ask average americans for money for their charities clean water, Africa, UNICEF, green earth. But all the while are playing poker games for millions with each other. None of which goes to charity.

1128 days ago
28.

Nostradamus    

Why in hell is there a pic of Josh Wolf cropped in?

1128 days ago
29.

Nostradamus    

Oh, that's Rick, my bad.

1128 days ago
30.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Damn. Where are the hand grenades when you need them?

1128 days ago
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