It's Always Awkward When Your Wife Finds Out You Made A $1.2 Million Prop Bet Without Letting Her Know

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Poker legend and former Cracking Aces guest Phil Galfond announced yesterday he is running a ginormous poker challenge on his online poker site Run It Once where he will be playing against some of the richest/best players in the world. First up is Bill Perkins, the billionaire who I’ve blogged about before, most notably for being on the other side of the Weight Loss Bet that took the internet by storm early last year.

Well as it turns out, when you issue a challenge to the poker world, there’s someone you probably want to run it by reallll quick first….your wife.

Whoops! Don’t cha hate it when your wife finds out about the ol’ $1.2 million bet via Twitter? You knew there was something you meant to tell her…was on the tip of your tongue, but couldn’t quite remember what it was. Happens to me all the time.

And that $1.2 million is only phase 1 of 6 of the challenge! Classic Phil. He responded like only the GOAT can…


This will be an absolute blast to watch and talk about on Cracking Aces. We’ll definitely get Phil back on again while it’s going on or after his match with Perkins to talk all about it. Can’t wait to see if he’s in the doghouse or if he’s taking his lovely bride to the Penthouse.

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