Details about the celebrity poker game covered earlier this week on FlopTurnRiver are beginning to surface. For readers that may be unfamiliar with the situation, Tobey Maguire is being sued by Brad Ruderman’s, a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager, former clients. They claim that Ruderman’s poker debts to Maguire, amounting to more than $300,000, were paid using investors’ money and are now looking to reclaim their lost money. The poker game in question was attended by celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon (Damon being the star of the poker cult hit, Rounders) though none of these stars have been sued in connection with Ruderman’s money.
To summarize the logistics of the story, Ruderman would attend celebrity poker games and lose money. His debts would then be paid using money from investors that trusted him with their money. Of that money, more than $300,000 is alleged to have gone to Tobey Maguire.
New details from gossip sites claim that the games were played in private rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and the Viper Room in Los Angeles. Players would buy into the game for $100,000 while armed guards watched the door. Hookers and cocaine both had a place at the games and one player would “disappear 30 minutes at a time, leaving the main players in the game frustrated. In reality, he was getting to do blow [in a room with] two hookers” according to Star magazine.
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