RE: Phil Hellmuth vs. Harrah’s

by , Oct 1, 2009 | 12:59 pm

OK, I swear we’re going to stop making this blog PhilHellmutherati. But here’s more of the Champ, speaking to the French media about his concerns that Harrah’s forthcoming online poker site could do damage to the WSOP.

You can find the whole show here.


(English starts once Hellmuth gets on the phone.)

Beyond his repeated request for more food and cheaper rooms (previously Hellmuth was seeking “free”), he actually raises some good points, which seem to tie in with his November Nine coaching client’s WSOP beefs.

What he states is fact when acknowledging that a Harrah’s online poker site potentially puts the WSOP in competition with money that has really supported the World Series since it became a Harrah’s property.

He also reiterates his love for Jeffrey Pollack and Ty Stewart, while sending a message plea to their corporate overlords:

“Don’t take us for granted, Harrah’s!

If they do, then they’re in for a fight …

Nice job by Benjo.

2 Comments to “RE: Phil Hellmuth vs. Harrah’s”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    On the Hardcore Poker Show Wednesday (where this all started), they were hoping to get the Commish on the phone to discuss the matter. However, their producer got in touch with PR guy Seth Palansky, who said that there would be no need to worry about the logo issue.

  2. Kevin Mathers

    Weren’t the rooms this year cheaper that they’ve been in years (because of the economy)? Also convenient of Phil to forget at the 2005 Tournament of Champions that the sponsor putting up the money wanted he, Chan and D. Brunson added to the field.