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Report: Alex Rodriguez Took Part In Illegal Hollywood Gambling

Posted on Fri Jul 1, 2011 12:45 PM PDT

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.

Bilzerian tells Star:

    "I remember I was sitting at a table a few years ago at the Bellagio in Vegas and in comes Alex and the dude sat at the same table that I'm playing at. The average buy-in was about $5,000 but you could buy-in for a $100,000 if you wanted too. There were about seven other players at the table. Alex busted everyone except me. I was like whoa, this guy can play. He had an amazing run. He won about $20,000 and left with everyone's money."



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