Other Sport

Phelps wins - at poker table

2012-09-03 10:26
Michael Phelps (File)
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.

 

Read more on:    michael phelps  |  swimming
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Ebola fears at Games

2014-08-01 09:15

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @04:00
  • SS4
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @05:00
  • SS5
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @05:59
  • SS7
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @06:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.