Phelps wins - at poker table
Cape Town - Even though Michael Phelps has officially retired from swimming, that doesn't mean that he has to stop winning.
According to the Mail Online website
, the most decorated Olympian of all time has just earned another $100 000 in winnings from a recent trip to the poker table after a successful weekend in Las Vegas.
Phelps, 27, played a cash poker game at Caesar's Palace casino in Sin City this weekend, and walked away with $100 000.
This isn't the first time that the swimming star has turned his attention to the poker tables, as friends expressed concern about his growing gambling habit.
"Michael has a 'don't quit until you win' attitude which was great while he was swimming but could be costly playing poker," a friend told The National Enquirer anonymously.
Phelps is worth around $45 million, but experts have predicted this fortune could triple with future endorsements.
Phelps retired after the recently concluded London Olympics with a final medal haul of 18 golds, two silvers and two bronzes.