Tobey Maguire Denies Rumours of Underground Poker Group
Tobey Maguire has been subject to intense media scrutiny this month after details emerged of an exclusive celebrity underground poker group. The latest reports have suggested that leading actors have been convening at the star’s luxury home where they engaged in all night poker tournaments featuring mega sums of cash. Accusations of fraud and embezzlement have also been making headlines in spite of Maguire’s best efforts to quash the rumours for good.
Many have suggested that Maguire’s credibility has also been significantly damaged by his association with Bradley Ruderman who was jailed for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme which saw investors cheated of $50 million. Ruderman is now seeking legal action against Maguire after losing over $4 million to the actor as well as some 21 other players.
The 36 year old Maguire, who is best known for his role in the Spiderman movie franchise, has refuted the allegations outright. Maguire says that the games were conducted on a casual basis in his own home and did not require a gambling license. He has also denied the existence of an elite gambling ring consisting of wealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs and attorneys. Ruderman has claimed that Maguire played host to a “regular roster of players” including A listers such as Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck. Meanwhile Maguire is preparing to appear in a new adaptation of the American classic, The Great Gatsby together with DiCaprio. The movie is being directed by the celebrated Australian filmmaker, Baz Luhrmann. Fans of both stars will surely be keen to see how the story unfolds in the weeks ahead.