Poker news | Mar 29, 2023
Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth Selling Las Vegas Home
By RTR Alex
Phil Hellmuth, the 15-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, is selling his Las Vegas country club mansion, which he purchased in 2002 as a second residence during his WSOP and long Vegas trips.
The property is listed for $525,000 and is being exclusively sold by Karina Jett, a well-known poker player and realtor at Coldwell Banker Premier Realty.
“This has been a second residence for Phil since he purchased it in 2002. Its close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip is his favourite feature,” Karina Jett.
The 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom vintage-style home is located in the Las Vegas Country Club gated community that offers stunning views of the golf course and the Las Vegas Strip.
According to Bob Hamrick, chairman and CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, the property is "representative of Old Vegas style" and can be returned to its "original glory" with a little renovation.
The house features a view overlooking the second green, a balcony, a sparkling pool, a two-car garage, and an extended driveway. Despite its attractive features, Hellmuth never lived in the property and instead preferred to stay in a luxury suite at the Aria. Jett revealed that Hellmuth's favourite feature of the property is its proximity to the Las Vegas Strip.
The news of Hellmuth selling his Las Vegas home was first revealed on Twitter, where he shared that he had bought the property for his WSOP and long Vegas trips, but never lived there. Hellmuth is known for his active presence on social media and is often seen sharing updates about his poker career and personal life.
I’m selling my house in Las Vegas, it’s in the Las Vegas Country Club: 2909 Bel Air Drive. I’m having an old friend, @KarinaJett, sell it for me. Before we list it on MLS, I thought I would give social media a shot. Reach out to Karina if you’re interested: $430,000 #POSITIVITY pic.twitter.com/fiBLoOKXRQ— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) June 30, 2020
Hellmuth's decision to sell the property has garnered mixed reactions from the poker community. Some have criticised the dated appearance of the property, while others have expressed interest in purchasing the home.
Jett appeared on Poker After Dark and Late Night Poker, making her a familiar face in the poker community. She has described the property as a "charming vintage style home" that overlooks the second green and offers stunning views of the golf course and the Las Vegas Strip.
Hellmuth, who is considered one of the greatest poker players of all time, has won a total of 24 WSOP final tables and has accumulated over $24 million in live tournament earnings. He is known for his explosive personality and has been involved in several high-profile incidents throughout his career
As reported by PokerNews, the Las Vegas mansion is not the first property that Hellmuth has listed for sale. In 2019, he put his Bay Area home up for sale, which was listed for $13.5 million.
Hellmuth's decision to sell his Las Vegas property is likely motivated by a desire to simplify his life and focus on other priorities. He recently made headlines by launching a new poker app called "Poker Brat," which he has described as "the most fun you can have playing poker online." The app is designed to offer a social experience that emulates the fun and excitement of live poker games, which have been disrupted by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Hellmuth's poker career continues to thrive, with recent wins at the World Series of Poker Europe in 2019 and at the Venetian High Roller Series in 2022. He has also been featured in numerous television shows and documentaries, including "Poker After Dark" and "High Stakes Poker.".
The news of Hellmuth selling his Las Vegas home comes after his recent victory in the WSOP Online Super Circuit Championship, where he won his 15th WSOP gold bracelet and over $400,000 in prize money. Despite his success on the virtual felt, Hellmuth has had a rough start to the year in live tournaments, failing to cash in any major events.
The decision to sell could be seen as a sign of his willingness to make changes in his life and focus on his poker career. With the WSOP set to return to Las Vegas this fall, it remains to be seen where Hellmuth will choose to stay during the series.
Hellmuth is better known for spending his time in Vegas at the Aria hotel rather than in a vintage and dated home. It looks like Twitter agrees, and they didn't waste any time letting Hellmuth know their thoughts.
"That house looks like having K9 off suit from high jack position – its not that good looking, but maybe if I get lucky it will work out."
"Can you stay there and film a video of you complaining at least once? Would really increase the value for me."
Faraz Jak, however, had perhaps the best idea for boosting the price.
Why don’t you stay there this summer and win your next bracelet.. then you can sell it for $625k as the house you won your record breaking bracelet in. #luckyhouse— Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka) March 9, 2023
The question is, would you pay half a million dollars for Phil Hellmuth's house...? Who knows, maybe he'll throw in a few poker tips to sweeten the deal.