Shannon Elizabeth, a well known actress and poker player has been thrust into the limelight after a story broke out about a home poker game that Shannon hosted. Perez Hilton, well known celebrity blogger, recently wrote an article about Shannon hosting a home poker game where she was taking a large rake from the pot without participating.
Hilton posted an email on his blog which he received from a player that was at the home game hosted by Shannon. However there has been no confirmation that the email or rumors are true, yet there has been a response from Shannon herself as well as backlash from the public in Shannon’s defense. The email stated that a few people were at Shannon’s house and they thought they would be playing with Shannon. However Shannon did not participate in the home game. However the player said she would take money from people and then take a rake from the pots.
The player went on to say that on one occasion the pot had $70 in it and the dealer took out $25 for the house. He said this is nuts for those who play poker on a regular basis . The email went on to bash Shannon stating that she is thrown hissy fits, throwing cards and chips during poker games. Which is contradictory to earlier in the email when the player said he was excited to play with the poker player.
Many have bashed Perez for posting the email as he did not know if the email was true or false. Many people have stated there is no way Shannon was there as she was competing at the 2010 World Series of Poker. Perez has taken a lot of flak for the post, which is not unusual since the celebrity blogger tends to post many controversial topics and pictures on his site.
Shannon took to her Twitter Account and posted the following: “In response 2 the Perez thing-it’s so silly & untrue cause U can go back & look at my postings & see I was in Vegas @ The WSOP competing.”
Shannon has a long reputation in the poker industry so it does not make sense for her to be hosting poker games at her home where she would take a large rake from each pot. She has been sponsored by large poker rooms, like Full Tilt Poker, over the years and she has also made appearances on several televised poker events. Shannon plays in the events to try and raise money for the Animal Avengers charity. She has done quite well in poker events over the past few years and her reputation has seen many in the industry to have her back now during the poker game rumors.