[Gossip] Tobey Maguire Denies Playing Illegal Celebrity Poker Games
Posted by George H. Sirois on 06.30.2011
He claims the games were not “controlled…”
TMZ reports that Tobey Maguire is categorically denying that he participated in illegal celebrity poker games.
Maguire posted legal documents in response to the suit filed by the bankruptcy trustees of a convicted felon, which claims the actor won more than $300,000 in unlicensed poker games. Maguire says that the games were not "controlled games," which would have required the host to have a license.
He also denied there was any sort of scheme to defraud anyone. He admits that he was invited to participate in the games, but according to the documents, there was a "regular roster of players consisting of wealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs, attorneys and businessmen."