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Tobey Maguire: I Did NOT Play Illegal Poker

6/30/2011 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tobey Maguire has just filed legal docs, categorically denying that he participated in illegal celebrity poker games.

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As we previously reported, Tobey is being sued by the bankruptcy trustees of a convicted felon who claims Tobey won more than $300,000 in unlicensed poker games in L.A.  The trustees are trying to get the money back.

In his answer to the lawsuit, Tobey says the hold 'em poker games were not "controlled games," which required the host to have a license. 

Tobey also denies there was any scheme on his part to defraud anyone.  According to the complaint, the person whom Tobey took to the cleaners was Bradley Ruderman, who is serving time for defrauding a bunch of people out of more than $50 million in a Ponzi scheme.

In the docs, Tobey "admits that he was invited to participate in the Poker Games" ... but denies that there was a "regular roster of players consisting of wealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs, attorneys and businessmen."


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Chia    

Ya know Pete Sampras has gone in press conferences joking around about his poker (admitting once loosing $20k). See the San Jose tennis tournament for transcript of press conference. Is Pete part of this little group?

1146 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

The only way someone wins as much as these people have been claimed to have won are in set ups where they had rooms rigged for the games and the dumb 'civilians' just kept coming for more due to their pathetic need to rub elbows with celebs".

You couldn't lose that much if you tried at straight poker if you know the most simple basics of the game. they had cameras and high tech scams going on in my opinion. It's "Hollywood" and everything about them is FAKE.

1146 days ago
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chsmits    

I am still not sure why this is even illegal...

1143 days ago
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