Tobey Maguire Sued Over Illegal Poker Game

Posted by Katie F. on June 22nd, 2011

Tobey Maguire sued over illegal poker game


Tobey Maguire just tried to have a little fun by playing poker, but he got more than he bargained for. He’s now being sued for the money he won.

It turns out Maguire was once a part of an underground gambling ring involving poker games played for millions of dollars. The players were all celebrities or other high-profile people. $300,000 of the money Tobey won came from Brad Ruderman, a hedge fund manager that embezzled his investors’ money and organized a Ponzi scheme. Ruderman lost a total of $25 million of his clients’ money through the poker ring and the investors are now suing those who won big in the games in order to get some of their money back.

The poker games were held twice a week from 2006 to 2009 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Four Seasons, and the Viper Room on Sunset Boulevard. They were “exclusive events, by invitation only, and there was a regular roster of players consisting of wealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs, attorneys and businessmen,” according to the lawsuit filed against Maguire.

Others being sued along with Maguire include the director of The Notebook, a record label owner, and a Las Vegas nightlife entrepreneur. Fellow stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon all played in games of Texas Hold ‘Em that were connected with the gambling ring, but they are not being sued.

Category: Celebrity Scandals, Tobey Maguire