Why is one of the world’s top poker players selling his Las Vegas home?
Once Upon a time, Phil Hellmut was the fresh prince of Bel Air. At least the Bel Air Drive in Las Vegas. There is his former poker apartment, which is currently for sale. The 1,672-square-foot home is currently listed for $525,000.
“I bought this house in the gated community of Las Vegas Country Club (great location),” the 16-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner shared on social media. “I never lived there but wanted to stay there during the WSOP and other long Vegas trips.”
While Hellmuth has stayed there in the past, it has been many years since he has stayed at the property. Today, he lives in California with his family and makes ARIA a base every time he visits Las Vegas.
The home is listed as “Classic Three Bedroom Home Built 1974” at 2909 Bel Air Drive, located in the gated Las Vegas Country Club. It features a view of the second green, a bedroom balcony and swimming pool, as well as a two car garage and extended driveway.
“The golf course and the view of the Strip from the backyard are just beautiful,” he said Bob Hamrick, Chairman and CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty. “This home is representative of Old Vegas style and can be restored to its original glory with a little renovation.”
The house is not only for sale, but is being sold exclusively by well-known poker players Karina Jettwho is also a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Premier Realty.
“This has been a second home for Phil since it was purchased in 2002,” Jett said. “The proximity to the Las Vegas Strip is his favorite feature.”
For those interested, they can contact Jett at 702.218.0162 to arrange a private screening.
Click here to see more photos of Hellmuth’s Vegas home for sale.
The poker world is having fun
Of course, when news broke that Casa De Hellmuth was on the market, some people in the poker world couldn’t help but have a little fun.
“Why don’t you stay over there this summer and win your next bracelet…then you can sell it for $625,000 as the house where you won your record-breaking bracelet,” it tweeted Faraz Jaka.
Andy Bloch asked, “Can someone play you heads-up for your house?” (Ask for a friend.)”
“Is there a bracelet?” as Owais Ahmed.
Matt Salberg even put a line on the property: “There have been over/under 5 murders in this house.”
Finally, many others such as Toby Lewis and 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Gregory Raymer pointed out that this was the very house that was once featured in an ESPN segment showing a shirtless Hellmuth getting ready for the WSOP.
If Hellmuth is able to sell the house, it will no doubt help ease the pain he recently felt losing hundreds of thousands playing live streams like Hustler Casino Live and Live at the Bike.
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast Co-Host and 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.
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