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Spider Man Toby Maguire Caught Up in Web of Deception Over High Stakes Poker Games

Written by:
Jordan Bach
Published on:
Jun/22/2011
Spiderman Poker

Star of the hit film franchise Spider Man, Toby Maguire, is being sued for illegal gambling according to TMZ.com.

Maguire is a known gambler who reportedly plays in high stakes poker games at an unnamed Hollywood Hills celebrity’s home.

From TMZ.com:

A hedge fund manager named Bradley Ruderman is currently in prison for operating a ponzi scheme, defrauding a number of clients by essentially stealing from Peter to pay Paul.  But according to legal docs obtained by TMZ, Ruderman was also a not-so-good poker player.

Ruderman's company is now in bankruptcy and the trustees are looking for money anywhere they can find it to pay his victims and other creditors.  Now here's where Tobey enters the picture.

According to the docs, Tobey, Ruderman and others laid down lots of loot in private, unlicensed, high-stakes games at posh hotels in L.A., including the Four Seasons and the Peninsula.  Ruderman -- who has already admitted to losing $5.2 million on the poker tables -- fell victim to Tobey's card skills.

TMZ.com noted that, in California unlicensed poker games are illegal so the winnings are considered ill-gotten.  The amount in question is said to exceed more than $300,000 according to court documents.

- Jordan Bach, Gambling911.com

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