Above: Phil Hellmuth is on the cover of the Sept. 21 issue of Card Player magazine.
Phil Helmuth was asked what he thinks the future is for online poker in the United States.
"Online poker is going to be licensed and regulated very soon.... If you look at what happened in Italy and France, you'll get a decent idea about what could happen here in the States. France and Italy legalized online poker and it exploded overnight by nearly 10 times the original number of players. I have no doubt that the same would happen here. If my prediction does come true, I think we'll see a WSOP main event field of 25,000 players."