Want to own a piece of poker history? Who want's to own the GOAT'S house? (That's self-proclaimed GOAT by the way). How many people can say they own a house where Phil Hellmuth slept? It's not every day the public gets an opportunity to own a home of a famous person on par with the legends of Sin City, but it this instance, you can become a part of poker lore.
"I'm selling my house in Las Vegas," tweeted Hellmuth. "It's in the Las Vegas Country Club: 2909 Bel Air Drive. I'm having an old friend, Karina Jett, 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"
I'm surprised the World Series of Poker did not purchase Hellmuth's house and turn it into a museum, sort of like the Liberace Museum, but with fewer candelabras and wax statues commorating each of his WSOP entrances from Caesar to a race car driver.
I'm shocked the Las Vegas Historical Society did not tag the home as a "Nevada historical landmark".
How could someone not want to sleep in the same house where the all-time winningest player at the WSOP (14-time bracelet winner) rested his head during his magical bracelet runs at the old Horseshoe and at the Rio Casino?
And who wouldn't want to inspect all the nooks and crannies to find Hellmuthian dents in walls and doors. How many doors were kicked in after bad beats? How many mirrors were broken after losing his shit against idiots from Northern Europe? How many holes did he punch in the hallway wall after he got knocked out of the 2002 WSOP Main Event by Robert Varkonyi's infamous Queen-ten offsuit.
But probably the coolest part of this house for sale includes the infamous balcony, where a shirtless Hellmuth stood during an ESPN piece on his daily routine that included shirtless meditation on his balcony overlooking Las Vegas Blvd in the distance.
If you look up the house online, you'll see it's listed at $325K, or over $100K less than Hellmuth asked for on Twitter. LULZ. You gotta love the markup. Any fish that decides to buy a house in Vegas off Twitter needs to pay the custy tax and that's $100K in this instance. You can't fault Hellmuth for trying to fleece his own fans.
It's listed as... "Your opportunity to own a home with vintage Vegas charm & a poker royalty legacy!" Yes, they included the exclamation point.
But, heck... three bedrooms, a pool, and the "shirtless" balcony... what more can you ask for? It's the American Dream within your grasp.
You get three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a family room, and 1,672 square feet house with a 2-car garage and a swanky extended driveway .There's a cozy backyard with a pool that's along side a golf course (Las Vegas Country Club).
It's yours… if you can instill positivity and show up with $420K in cash. Oh, and you can hire Hellmuth on Cameo.
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