Phil Hellmuth is never one to shy away from the camera. So he had no trouble hamming it up for ESPN during their WSOP Main Event coverage. The 13-time WSOP gold bracelet winner parked cars during the fourth episode at the Rio.
One of the best parts of the segment was when he served as the valet for 2012 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Merson and 2013 WSOP One Drop winner Anthony Gregg.
Anybody who’s interested in becoming a valet someday should pay attention to Phil’s advice. He claims that the key to getting big tips involves running to cars as quickly as possible so customers aren’t waiting. According to the video, he did manage to score a few tips, from an old man giving him $1 to Merson tipping $5.
It’s highly doubtful that these tips will be enough to convince Hellmuth to give up his day job of playing poker. The Wisconsin native has racked up $17,947,106 in live tournament winnings. He’s earned even more money through endorsement and business deals.
But what Hellmuth is best known for is winning 13 gold bracelets, which is three more than anybody else in history. Hellmuth is also the only person to win both the Vegas-based WSOP Main Event and WSOP ME Europe. That said, it’s no wonder why he gets his own individual segments on ESPN.