Most people only play poker for small amounts of cash, but this game can take you far.
That’s clear as soon as you see this Las Vegas home with a golf course and swimming pool. It isn’t an actor or investor living here; it’s a Canadian poker pro.
Daniel Negreanu is one of the best poker players in the world and has around $70 million in net worth – but his interior design choices are questionable.
A view of Daniel Negreanu’s living room and kitchen
Daniel’s millions bought him a large plot of land in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property has many customizations and quirks, like a full-size putting green and arcade room. There’s even a poker table beside his kitchen, never far away.
In Daniel’s profession, creating poker combinations and winning chips from skilled opponents is the goal. He needs to know which combinations other players have, plus the odds of making a winning hand for himself.
At his living poker table room, World Series of Poker events, or online tournaments, he’s shown an ability to guess what his opponents are holding time after time.
Daniel Negreanu’s decisions at the poker table have shocked onlookers before, but his interior design choices are more shocking. We collected the top three.
#1: The Dinner Table
When most of us hear “dinner table,” we think of a table that seats around six people and might be made of wood.
Daniel Negreanu, or whoever he left in charge of his interior design, has a very different idea of what a dinner table should be.
Everyone can see from the couch that Daniel is far better at choosing poker combinations than pillow combinations. You’d think all the math and probability of poker hands would be more difficult, but not for this Canadian card shark.
Then again, who could be mad at Daniel for this interior design misstep? He’s focusing on odds, card combos, and strategy, which paid for his strange dinner table and Vegas lifestyle.
Poker has been far more profitable for him than interior design could ever be – at this point, he’s won over $51 million from live poker tournaments!
Daniel Negreanu is the kind of poker player who knows what to do with each of the 1326 starting cards in a game of Texas Holdem – but couldn’t find 8 pillows that look good together.
#2: Alcoholic Arcade Games
The Canadian had a rags-to-riches poker journey by becoming a master strategist and big-time scholar, but he doesn’t always want to think about poker. He looks at poker combinations and strategies to out-maneuver his opponents, but everyone needs a break.
One of the highlights of Daniel Negreanu’s Vegas man cave is the arcade, which has several units to play on. One of the arcade units holds over 8,000 games, and there’s a special attachment built in.
To distract himself, he’s got a golf course beside his home, a swimming pool, and a beer-dispensing arcade machine.
On one of the machines, there is a small shiny tap, which might look familiar to anyone who has seen the inside of a bar.
This tap led to a keg of beer at one point! Daniel mentioned a keg there but didn’t say if the tap was still being used.
Since Daniel is very vocal about health and living well, it’s probably not.
#3: A Couch (Maybe)
Daniel is familiar with the most uncomfortable spots in poker and has played in the largest events possible, but it looks like he enjoys a challenge at home, too. This next piece of furniture looks like the designers wanted to create something for sitting or climbing, depending on your mood.
Is it a chair, a couch, or a piece of art?
Look at this couch behind Daniel Negreanu and try to think about which area you would sit or lie on. It seems impossible that gravity and this chair will allow the human body to be comfortable.
There are some possible uses for a couch like this:
- Staying dry in case of small floods.
- Practicing rock climbing on a leather surface.
- Hanging Christmas decorations.
It’s unclear which of these (if any) were factors in Daniel’s questionable decision.
What do you think about the design of Daniel Negreanu’s Las Vegas home?
Which of these features were cool touches, and which were awful additions?