Celebrities with a gambling problem: Justin Timberlake
Former boy band star Justin Timberlake is not famous for his gambling eruptions. However, insiders claim he likes to gamble at casinos once in a while. That could explain the fact he played the lead role in the poker-themed movie ‘Runner, runner’
Timberlake as a poker pro
It remains unclear if his alleged gambling habit actually spiraled out of control. What we do know for sure is that the multi-talented actor did an excellent job playing poker pro Richie Furst. Runner, runner
tells the story about a young man who wants to fund his college education by playing poker on the internet.
Richie heads to Costa Rica to obtain redress after losing all his money to a scammer. Ivan Block (played by Ben Affleck) is the operator of the world’s leading internet gambling site. Block fires all employees involved in the scam, and he offers Richie a job. His career at Block’s gambling empire is packed with bribery, blackmail and other shady businesses. Things get out of control and Richie’s father, a devoted poker player with huge gambling debts
, is held hostage.