Shannon Elizabeth is owning up to her addiction to poker and admits she's been spending a lot of time in Las Vegas lately to play with some of poker's top players.
"I've become addicted to poker. I'm in Las Vegas two or three times a month these days, playing every other night sometimes," Elizabeth said. "Poker has become my second career."
Elizabeth has played in several tournaments in recent years and can often be seen at charity poker events. In January, she came in sixth during the Nicky Hilton New Years Eve Poker Tournament at Caesars Palace.
She also played in several 2005 World Series of Poker events, including the Main Event, and has been playing at the Rio this year as well, advancing to the second day of the 2006 WSOP Ladies event but not quite making it into the money.
Soon fans will also be able to see her in the movie "Deal," which just wrapped filming in New Orleans and features Burt Reynolds as a veteran poker champion who returns to the game to coach a talented newcomer.