14-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth made a short guest appearance on the latest episode of award nominated Showtime drama show ‘Billions', which is produced by Rounders creator Brian Koppelman. Hellmuth pretty much plays himself hosting a charity event for the rich and successful in the episode titled ‘Optimal Play'.
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Joined: Aug '10
Age: 50 (M)
Hellmuth is a interesting bad guy in the poker business and that he plays himself was verry funny He was really a good player and he won many bracelets in the past in the WSOP and perhaps he was a good actor in this show.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 45 (F)
Never heard of that show before. So the addition of helmuth to it, makes no difference to me An extra payment for him. Wonder if all the fans he has, will watch the show after all. Probably the "followers" will
Joined: Jan '17
Age: 64 (M)
Billions is probably a show where billionaires count their money in front of people who do not have billions, what is hellmuth coing in this show i dont know, I think he is not a billionaire so probably he is helping other billionaires to count their money, hellmuth knows how to count chances at poker, so a good counter.
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 57 (M)
Billions is an interesting programme if you're into self fulfilling egotists trying to get the better of each other while rolling in obscene amounts of money and having very little in terms of scruples to play with. Even the good guys are bad which makes you feel like the bad guys are good! Soak it up and let it wash over you before returning to your mundane money free life.
The world of poker and the world of television are interconnected ... this has been happening for many years .... therefore it is not surprising that the famous poker player takes part in the next tv show .... as a Hellmuth player of course great
Joined: May '08
Age: 37 (M)
hmmm, playing yourself and getting paid handsomely for doing this... sounds like a perfect job for pochui, i already imagine the poster- a joint in one hand, bottle of vodka in another, and a pair of melons at around the level of my perfectly shaved balls. perfect poster for this "billionaire" show...
Phil Hellmuth's rage issues are always fun to watch but other than that I can't say I am very interested by what he does. He used to be a great player but the game has changed so much I don't think he will ever be able to win bracelets as consistantly as he used to in the past.
I don't know if him appearing on a show is newsworthy either and I have never heard of that particular show either so I can't say much on the matter. Billionaires should give me some money instead of doing TV shows