Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Actors Are True Poker Bluffers

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Movie stars really know how to act at the poker table.

So says Scott Ian, guitarist for the heavy metal band Anthrax.

Ian is hosting an online poker tournament called Scott Ian’s Home Game March 11 on ultimatebet.com, where 20 chosen average Joes will play against rock stars like Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash, and Ian himself.

Though these rock stars are poker pros, Ian assures that they’ve got nothing on big screen celebrity card sharks.

He says, “I don’t know if it’s because they’re good actors so they’re good at bluffing, but Don Cheadle, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon are great players. They take it very seriously.”

Ian is considering holding a rock stars versus actors poker night at his home and thinks it’d be a fair fight since both groups play lots of cards during downtime on tour or on set.

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