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Phelps wins - at poker table

2012-09-03 10:26

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.

 

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