Molly Bloom, aka “The Poker Princess”, has a tell-all book about the Hollywood Home Games coming out and if the early excerpts are any indication, one guy who will not be happy with what is written is actor Tobey Maguire
Tobey, a rumored shark in the high-stakes home games of the big screen elite, apparently didn’t do very much to endear himself to Bloom, who organized the games.
According to the New York Post which released portions of Bloom’s forthcoming book, she has all sorts of stories about the former “Spider-Man.”
Former “Spider-Man” actor Tobey Maguire — a regular winner in high-stakes poker games — “was the worst tipper, the best player, and the absolute worst loser,” according to Molly Bloom, who organized illegal games for Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck.
Bloom, who was rumored to cash in up to $50K a night was sometimes targeted by Tobey for “making too much money.”
The “Seabiscuit” star humiliated her in front of the other players, ordering her to “bark like a seal who wants a fish” for a $1,000 chip.
She tried to laugh it off, but Maguire persisted, “I’m not kidding. What’s wrong? You’re too rich now? You won’t bark for a thousand dollars?”
She also talks about how Tobey insisted that the game have a Shufflemaster in play. You know, the automatic shuffler you see at casinos from time to time. Those are expensive too, $17K to own.
Bloom also tells how Maguire refused to play poker without his Shuffle Master, a $17,000 device “that is supposed to deliver a fair, random shuffle every time and increase the speed of each game.”
One day, when Bloom was delivering a check for his winnings, Maguire suggested that she pay him to rent the machine for future games.
“He couldn’t possibly be serious about charging rent for a machine he insisted that we use, from the guys whose money he was taking every week. But he was as serious as death.” Maguire wanted $200 a night for his Shuffle Master.
UPDATE: Our post came out before Vanity Fair released this one so…for even more on the Molly Bloom excerpt you can check out Inside the Viper Room: Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Poker Game
For more about Tobey, Bloom and the Hollywood Home Games check out the full article over at Page Six.