PokerListings was front and center outside the Casino at the Empire waiting for Hellmuth to show up, but mostly just to check out the girls he had for the show.
After a bit of a wait Hellmuth showed up in the full Centurion gear with the guards and everything. I guess the plan was to roll up, join the group of girls and then walk into the casino. This is when the problems started.
Hellmuth and the girls got to the front door and the bouncers stepped in their way and asked for ID! As you can see by the photos the girls didn't exactly have a convenient place to keep their wallets and obviously had no ID.
Bear in mind that ESPN has cameras rolling and about 20 media people are taping and shooting photos. You think the coordinators for this stunt might have cleared it with the casino beforehand? Apparently not.
So the girls aren't allowed in and Hellmuth is just stunned. The ESPN people are less than enthused and the bouncers aren't budging on letting the girls in without ID. A lot of standing around and hand gesturing followed and we pretty much gave up on the whole thing.
Before long someone gets the bright idea to just go and get the IDs from wherever they were and eventually the entrance went on as planned.