ARodriguez051910_03_X17230WM.jpgNew York Yankee's ballplayer Alex Rodriguez took part in illegal poker games with Hollywood's A-list celebrities, according to Star.

Professional poker player Adam Bilzerian, 27, tells the mag:

    "I was surprised to see just how good a poker player Alex is. A-Rod won a bunch of money."

A-Rod reportedly had a buy-in of $40,000 during a recent Texas Hold 'em game.

Howard M. Ehrenberg, a trustee for Ruderrman Capital Partners, has named actor Tobey Maguire in a lawsuit alleging the Spiderman star was also involved in an underground gambling ring. Tobey has denied the allegations.

Read more of what poker player Adam Bilzerian says about playing cards next to the ballplayer ... after the jump.