Lifestyles of the poker rich and famous


What would you do if you were a poker pro, making a killing on the tournament circuit or online? Or both? I know what I would do. I’d make frequent trips to Vegas and not think twice about staying in a Bellagio suite. I’m fairly conservative with my money. If I had millions, I’d probably bank most of it.

Are you the same? Or would you spend your money on something else? Or on nothing? We’ve got three snapshots of three very different poker pros and how they spend their money. Check them out and let us know who you identify with.

Dan Bilzerian

innerbilzerianPoker players get a bad rep for being a womanizing drinker who loves to party nonstop. And Dan Blizerian does nothing to prove that stereotype wrong. Often called The Playboy of Poker, the investment banker turned poker player is definitely a character. With millions to his name (he’s claimed to have won $50 million playing high-stakes cash games) Bilzerien loves his toys. And we’re not talking iPhones and gadgets. We’re talking private jets, yachts, four homes in LA, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Montana, and more.

What kind of ‘more’ are we talking about? How does a $190k Mercedes SUV, a Bentley, a Ferrari, and Lamborghini sound? Sounds good to many poker players, I’ll safely assume

Phil Ivey

inneriveyOften called the Tiger Woods of poker, Phil Ivey is definitely living the dream. But it’s not a dream of nonstop partying on the Vegas strip. It’s the dream of living in paradise in a secluded, relaxing environment.

Ivey calls a gorgeous beachfront property in Cabo San Lucas home. It sits fight on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and there’s even a hot tub and infinity pool that lead straight onto the beach. To top it all off, Ivey doesn’t have to cook. His own private chef prepares delicious high protein, low fat, low carb meals.

Faraz Jaka

innerfarazFaraz Jaka has over $4 million in tournament winnings to his name. He’s made two WSOP final tables, two WPT final tables, and scooped up more money in his short poker career than most people will make in their lifetime.

So you’d expect Jaka to blow his money on whatever he wants. But that isn’t the case. On Twitter, Jaka once asked if he should wait to buy the 17″ MacBook laptop or open up his new 15″ laptop that he just bought. Most people who replied asked why he doesn’t get both. After all, he has the cash.

The reason? He’s smart with his money. And just because he has a bunch of it, it doesn’t mean he should go crazy with it. What else would you expect from a poker player with a Bachelor degree in economics and business?

Colin Jones

Colin Jones is a born and raised Chicago writer specialized on topics related to the casino and gambling industry. Having years of experience on the field, Colin will keep you in touch with the latest news and advances on the casino industry.


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