An actress cast shadows at ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Randall Emmett as she appeared on WWHL.
Here’s what you need to know:
When she appeared on an episode of “Watch What Happens Live” on October 5, actress and avid poker player Jennifer Tilly was asked about Emmett’s poker skills.
“I’ve played with him many times,” Tilly said when the fan asked him about Emmett’s reputation in the poker world. “Well, he’s not, you know, he’s not a poker player, let’s put it this way.”
Andy Cohen then asked if Emmett thinks he’s a poker player.
“He likes to splash around with it,” she said. “Like he would buy it for the minimum and then go all in and then buy it again for the minimum. Where like other people would have a lot of money on the table. So it seemed like he loved the idea of himself as a poker player. But he wasn’t much of a professional poker player. Let’s put it this way.”
According to the Poker Database, Emmett’s total live earnings are $604,390 and Tilly’s is $1,034,348.
Emmett is in 4,104th place on the site and Tilly is in 2,254th place. His last recorded game was a $350 No Limit Hold’em – Double Stack III (Event 19) at the Commerce Hold’em Series, Los Angeles, where he placed 7th and won $2,740 on September 25.
Tilly’s last recorded game was in July 2019, where she placed 24th at the World Series of Poker, winning just over $23,000.
PokerTube called Emmett the “most annoying celebrity” in a 2019 article. They described the film director/producer-turned-reality star as “the combination of loud, obnoxious and crazy with splashy, loose and losing.”
In October 2019, Randall was in the spotlight for achieving a “poker milestone with back-to-back high roller wins” according to PGT.
“One win would have meant the world to me, but getting two is something I can’t describe,” Emmett told the outlet at the time. “It’s been a great run and I couldn’t be on a bigger peak right now. It took years and years of heartbreak, studying and coaching, and many things went well for those days before I won back-to-back high rollers against the best players in the world. ”
At the time, Emmett seemed modest about his win.
“I think 90 percent, or maybe 99 percent, of the players are better than me, but I love the game and I work hard at it,” he told the outlet. “I just keep playing, having fun and looking forward to the next tournaments in Las Vegas and the Bahamas. I love this community of diverse personalities and I am grateful for all the friends I have made such as Brent Hanks, Ali Imsirovic, Maria Ho, Phil Hellmuth, Sam Soverel, Daniel Strelitz, Jake Schindler and many more. They have all been very supportive of me and I hope my presence will encourage more amateur players to play at the big events.”
That event, which took place at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, saw Emmett take home a prize of $102,200, ahead of two other players Sam Soverel and Kristina Hoist.
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