A Look at the Most Luxurious Pro Poker Players’ Homes

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The exterior of a luxurious two-story private villa. Several loungers, couches and palm trees surround a large pool outside.
BetMGM Aug 10, 2023, 12:53 PM

If you’re a fan of online poker, you’ve no doubt learned a trick or two from watching how the professionals dominate the felt. Whether you’re a rising poker star or just someone who likes to try your luck at the poker table from time to time, you’ve probably also cast a longing eye at their career earnings and wondered what you could do with that kind of haul. 

A dream home, whether it’s a private villa with a huge pool or a classic mansion with a long driveway and perfectly trimmed lawns, is very likely near the top of your list. And unsurprisingly, the biggest purchase that most poker stars make is high-end real estate. But what do the mansions of these elite players look like?

Take a look at the luxury houses and homes of some of poker’s most successful professionals.

Daniel Negreanu

A household name in poker circles, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu has netted over $20 million in a career that includes 42 career titles, 392 cashes and nine World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. The 47-year-old Canadian shows no signs of slowing down, so he’ll no doubt keep setting the high-roller poker tournament circuit on fire in years to come. And Negreanu’s life is no less exciting when it comes to his choice of real estate.

Negreanu’s home is in Las Vegas and is decorated in a contemporary style, filled with pops of bright blue and lime green. Of course, there’s a large games room that includes a poker table, a nine-foot pool table and retro arcade game machines – one of them fitted with a built-in beer keg! His poker bling is on display in a trophy room, along with framed photographs of himself with celebrities like Barack Obama, and his living room has a revolving 80-inch big-screen TV for those times when he wants to put his feet up and chill.

Step outside of Daniel Negreanu’s house and you’re graced with a luxurious and lush garden, including a large veggie patch, a swimming pool and entertainment area with an outdoor fireplace. Around the side of the house is a six-hole golf course (supplemented by an indoor course simulator for when it rains.)

According to Urban Splatter’s listing “Daniel Negreanu House: Las Vegas Home,” his property and home cover over 5,000 square feet and is worth an impressive $1.5 million. 

David Oppenheim

David Oppenheim has worked hard at the poker table for his live poker tournament winnings of around $2 million. One of the greatest cash-games players of all time, the crowning glory of Oppenheim’s achievements is an impressively sleek, modern home in Calabasas, California.

The mansion has a marble foyer and a large, winding staircase that leads up to the second floor. Throughout the home, there are interesting features, including Coppard ceilings and fitments made of zebrawood that was flown in from Africa. To keep fit, there is a home gym, a sauna, a tennis court and a huge swimming pool with fountains and a waterfall. Oppenheim spends much of his time at his modern dark-wood desk in his home office, where he plays a lot of online poker and practices perfecting his poker tournament strategy between tournaments.

Phil Hellmuth

Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth needs no introduction. Arguably the most famous poker player in the world with over $16 million in winnings, a record 16 WSOP bracelets, 178 cashes and 69 final tables, Hellmuth now lives in Palo Alto, California, in a home that’s surprisingly conservative for the crazy man of poker who has arrived at major events dressed as Julius Caesar and Gandalf the Wizard.

In 2020, in a characteristically unorthodox move, Hellmuth shared on X (formerly Twitter) that his Las Vegas home in the Las Vegas Country Club gated community was for sale. Counting on grabbing the interest of an individual who was willing to pay top dollar for a huge piece of poker memorabilia, he listed the three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,672-square-foot Las Vegas home for $430,000, which some believed was overpriced at the time. However, in 2023, he again shared the house as being for sale on X, with the price increasing to $525,000. 

According to Pokertube’s article “Phil Hellmuth’s Vegas Home Can be Yours for Just $525,000!”, the house was originally built in 1974 and has a swimming pool with views of the 2nd green at the Las Vegas Country Club.

However, this is not the only property that Hellmuth owns. Urban Splatter’s listing “Phil Hellmuth House: The Palo Alto Mansion” shares that Hellmuth owns another property in Palo Alto, California. This home is reportedly worth $5.91 million, covers 3,652 square feet and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a wine cellar. As you’d expect from a property worth this much, outside, there’s a large pool and a hot tub and his property is surrounded by lush green trees to ensure privacy.

Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth is another highly skilled professional poker player who has earned almost $15.5 million in live earnings, taking home an incredible $1.2 million for his fifth-place finish at the WSOP in 2023. He has also won three WSOP bracelets and has placed first on the Global Poker Index rankings. 

In an interview with Cardplayer.com for the article “Fearless Chance Kornuth Details His Rise Up The Ranks,” he confirmed that he started playing poker at a young age. He would save up his money to play against his grandma when his family was on vacation at her house. He continued playing and developing his skills as he grew older and eventually went on to become one of the richest players on the professional poker scene. Kornuth’s experience highlights that it’s not a quick path to professional play and the big wins that come with being one of the best.

Using some of his hard-earned poker wealth, in 2018, he decided to purchase a Las Vegas mansion with incredible views of the Las Vegas Strip for himself and his wife. According to Mansion Global’s article “Poker Pro Chance Kornuth Lists Las Vegas Mansion for $3.5 Million,” he originally purchased the two-story villa for $1.63 million, but after completing significant upgrades, put it up for sale in 2022 for more than double at $3.5 million.

This luxurious home has more than 6,100 square feet of space that accommodates:

  • Six bedrooms
  • Five and a half bathrooms
  • Open living room with a fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Chef’s kitchen
  • A loft with a game room, wet bar and balcony with rooftop access
  • Temperature-controlled 600-bottle wine cellar

The house also offers easy access to amenities such as nearby golf courses, tennis courts, spas and more. 

While the house may be on sale, in the article, Kornuth describes how it was not an easy decision to make. Their lives changed when their little girl was born and he and his wife decided it was more important to be closer to family.

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