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The world’s best poker players have won millions of dollars, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to learn that many love embracing jet setting lifestyles that are full of private planes, luxury yatchs, exclusive parties, and expensive properties in different countries. 

Here’s a look at just four professional poker players who are living the lifestyle that many can only dream of.

A Look at the Jet Setting Lifestyle of Professional Poker Players

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Phil Ivey

While Phil Ivey hasn’t been around the poker circuits much lately, he’s undoubtedly one of the most famous poker players ever.

And with career earnings of more than $31 million, the American has certainly been able to afford a luxurious celebrity lifestyle.

Nothing is more telling of that than his beachfront home in Cabo San Lucas, which is a resort city right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the Baja California Peninsula.

By the water’s edge, Ivey has a hot tub and infinity pool. He also has his own private chef. Maybe that’s why we haven’t seen him playing much poker as of late.

But then, Ivey still loves to regularly play golf, and he does so at some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, like the Capital Golf Club in Australia and the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.

In 2017, Phil Ivey was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Vanessa Rousso

Poker player, TV personality, and attorney, Vanessa Rousso has become a household name, and she has lovingly embraced the celebrity lifestyle.

She’s well known for being the life and soul of celeb parties, and she regularly holds some of the best parties in Vegas at her pad.

The French-American woman has worked as a model and as a spokesperson for GoDaddy. In recent years, she hasn’t been winning as much on the poker tables, but between 2005 and 2011 alone, Rousso accumulated almost $3.5 million from multiple poker events.

In fact, her very first tournament on the pro circuit, at the WPT Championship at Bellagio, brought her a whopping $260,000.

Dan Bilzerian

Dan Bilzerian

The Armenian-American poker player, influencer, and businessman Dan Bilzerian’s net worth is estimated to be around the $150 million mark. And he has certainly enjoyed his winnings.

Bilzerian owns private yachts and jets, and even a helicopter, as well as more than a dozen highly-prized cars.

Often called the bad boy of poker, Bilzerian loves the celebrity jet-set lifestyle. Even his cat is famous. Smushball has an incredible 756,000 followers on Instagram!

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Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo

If there’s one poker player who has been living the celebrity lifestyle to the max, it’s Justin Bonomo. With poker earnings of almost $50 million, he can afford to live as he likes.

The American lives in a luxury penthouse of the Panorama Towers, which is a skyscraper complex on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

The large apartment is just across from the Bellagio casino, and extremely close to all of the other famous casinos in Vegas, so it’s clear that Bonomo is serious about his love for poker.

Indeed, Panorama Towers is home to around seventy other professional poker players, and Bonomo enjoys partying with them regularly.

In addition to holding parties at his prestigious penthouse, Bonomo is often seen around the high-end clubs and restaurants of Vegas.

If there’s one poker player who’s living the celeb lifestyle to the fullest and having a lot of fun along the way, it’s Justin Bonomo.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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