Heidi Fleiss Of Poker Could Expose Hollywood A-Listers
Some of Hollywood’s top A-listers including Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio might soon be starring in roles they did not choose. Molly Bloom is the Heidi Fleiss of high stakes poker games. The 33 year old known as the “Poker Princess” is said to have arranged secret exclusive high stakes poker games for some of Hollywood’s top celebrities. All was going fine until she was arrested in Los Angeles for running an illegal poker ring. Some of the players that reportedly starred were Tobey Maguire, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio just to mention a few.
Bloom has reportedly threatened to spill the beans on what goes on behind the scenes of these exclusive poker games where it is not uncommon to have minimum entry stakes of $100,000. For the likes of Matt Damon who played a poker player in Rounders it a case of fiction becoming reality. While the exact details of how these poker games were run is still shrouded in mystery, the rumors have it that Bloom would arrange them to take place at various locations around Hollywood and even at Toby Maguire’s mansion.
While this story has everything you could ask for in a steamy novel including all the glitz and glamor, there is also a dark side being investigated by the U.S. government. These include charges of racketeering, extortion, money laundering and even threat of violence against players that racked up debts. In total no less than 34 people were indicted and include professional poker players as well as the son of billionaire art dealer Helly Nahmad. There is no doubt that this titillating story will provide some juicy details that perhaps will be the making of a blockbuster movie in the near future.