June 22, 2022

A poker player’s mansion overlooking Las Vegas is asking for $3.5 million

Poker pro Chance Kornuth is trying his luck in the Nevada desert, listing his home overlooking the Las Vegas Strip for $3.5 million.

That’s more than double what Kornuth – who is currently ranked third in the US in the Global Poker Index – paid for the property in 2018. The house was completed a year later and upgraded with accents custom and top-of-the-line amenities in over 6,000 square feet.

The two-story home occupies half an acre in Southern Highland, a golf course community located at the base of the hills surrounding the town. It’s perched atop the neighborhood and takes advantage of the scenic setting with multiple balconies and a rooftop terrace with views of the Strip.

A private courtyard accesses the home, which contains six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a handful of upgraded areas, including a two-story great room. Custom spaces include a glass wine cellar, game room, and entertainment loft.

A living room with a fireplace is at the back. On the second floor balcony, a spiral staircase goes up to the roof.

Although not as competitive as the Southern California luxury market, Las Vegas is full of expensive properties to grab. Seven homes are currently listed for $10 million or more, according to Redfin, including a 9,400-square-foot storefront asking for $21 million and a three-story penthouse in the Panorama Towers asking for $15 million.

Kornuth, 35, started playing professional poker in 2008 and has won nearly $10 million during his career, according to the Global Poker Index.

Ivan Sher of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties owns the listing.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.