Phil Hellmuth’s Vegas home is up for sale and if you have a cool $½million you can buy yourself an expensive slice of poker memorabilia – the house where Phil once posed topless!
Hellmuth bought the 1,672-square-foot house with a plan to stay there during WSOP and other extended Vegas trips. However, with a preference for a suite at the Aria when he’s in town, it’s now up for sale and Phil is asking for $525,000 for the three-bedroom home.
“I bought this house in Las Vegas Country Club gated community (great location),” Tweeted Hellmuth, explaining: “I never lived there, but was going to stay there during WSOP and other long Vegas trips.”
If the name Karina Jett sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the poker player herself, Jett having appeared on televised shows such as Poker After Dark and Late Night Poker, and put together almost $560,000 in tournament winnings.
Jett, who is a realtor at Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, described the house as “a second residence for Phil since he purchased it in 2002. Its close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip is his favorite feature.”
Built in 1974, the house also boasts a swimming pool with views over the 2nd green at the Las Vegas Country Club, although the place needs some tender loving care.
Coldwell Banker Premier Realty CEO, Bob Hamrick explained:
“This home is representative of Old Vegas style and with a little renovating it can be returned to its original glory.”
Twitter poker had a little fun at Phil’s expense, Andy Bloch tweeting that it would be a “funny gimmick” to play a heads-up match for the house.
Faraz Jaka had a clever idea to boost the sale 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.” Josh Arieh may or may not have been looking for some WSOP coaching from the 16-time bracelet winner when he asked: “If I buy it, will you still stay there with me during @wsop?” Matthew Salsberg may have been looking at a topless Phil when he opined as to what may have gone on in the house over the years…
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