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Michael Phelps Wins Big in Vegas

Tags: 2012 london olympics, Caesars palace, las vegas, michael phelps, poker.
Posted on 04 September 2012 by "T".

Michael Phelps has won an incredible 18 gold medals at the Olympics, including his last win of the 4x100-Meter Medley Relay at the London 2012 Olympics. After the Olympics in London came to an end, about a month ago, Phelps announced that he was retiring from swimming, and he also revelaed in some interviews that he would spend more time playing poker.

According to the celebrity site TMZ, he spent the last weekend in Las Vegas and played poker at Caesar's Palace. TMZ reported that Phelps spent a few hours at the tables and walked away with a $100,000 profit. However, even though his career as a "poker pro" has started in a very good way - some of his friends are worried that poker might cost him a lot of money!

"Michael has a 'Don't stop until you're a winner'-attitude that is great when he's swimming, but it might be expensive when he's playing poker," a friend of Phelps told National Enquirer.

 


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26 comments for "Michael Phelps Wins Big in Vegas"

 nipitiri304/09/2012 12:57:46 GMT
heh i think 100k is not much to him
 Fakiry04/09/2012 14:41:52 GMT
That attitude can cost him a lot of Money. In sports, having patience means to keep training harder and harder til you meet your objectives. But, although practice is very important at the poker tables, he will need a big background support if he’s able to loose again and again until he gets good results. After saying this, i can’t figure what should be more difficult: to swim for a medal or to play for a bracelet…
 mgabesz04/09/2012 14:49:19 GMT
Nice to hear that he is so good at something without dopping. Well done Michael.
 Sorin88804/09/2012 14:59:56 GMT
Well this maybe the luck of the begginer or just a PR move from that casino to attract new players at their venue.Or he is good,having millions allready playing relaxed,who knows?But I am not seeing an athlete spendind all day in chair to play poker
 noonlion04/09/2012 16:09:13 GMT
Ha yeah I saw this.

That's a nice profit obviously but I agree that I could see him losing money. He seems a very confident and cocky guy, which is good, but too much and you can lose a lot of money with an ego sat next to your self.

Competitiveness doesn't equate to a winning poker player but he is obviously hugely disciplined from his swimming days where he was just a beast.
 thefly13104/09/2012 17:32:26 GMT
Indead i also think that 100k means nothing to Phelps..

Poker and swimming are 2 different things and I do not see what swimming qualities could help him with his poker game...

But was it just a lucky win or a start for him as a profitable poker player
 Mysik8604/09/2012 18:53:17 GMT
Posted by mgabesz:
Nice to hear that he is so good at something without dopping. Well done Michael.

This is one of the funniest and greatest post here Blink You make my day! Smile
 ayaraled05/09/2012 00:08:24 GMT
well he has the discipline in swimming which is very useful to poker...but if he is cocky that would be dangerous and the ego is also one thing that make you lose money specially in cash game tables....GL for him.....maybe a poll last time maybe swimmer can also be good poker players.....
 mcedger05/09/2012 01:26:58 GMT
i spotted michael phelps at fox poker club in london while the olympics were on. He was at a private cash table with none other than Phil laak and Antonio Esfandiari, laak and phelps arrived together to join antonio. I had already congratulated antonio on his big win and got his assistant to take our picture together (facebook brag lol). i didn't want to disturb them but badly wanted to meet laak. everyone there was more starstruck by phelps but it was all about antonio for me. he is a true class act and more than happy to get a pic and have a quick chat, unlike other so called professionals hehe. anyway just wanted to share and thanks for reading Smile
 pochui05/09/2012 06:51:47 GMT
friends have a reason to worry- gambling is not sport, where you are judged and rewarded for hard work- you can put as many hours as you want and still end up a loser at the tables, so phelps picked a wrong passion to pursue i think- better stick with golf or something similar- but hey it's his life and money- so it's his own problem
 zukuLBW06/09/2012 19:48:57 GMT
Maybe that 100k is not much for him, but he's a swimmer! It's nice that he promote the fun side of play. High five!
 Macubaas07/09/2012 07:26:12 GMT
It's interesting to see that he opted for the live poker games instead of the online world were he actually could get a sponsorship too...

A 100k win is very nice but considering he made it in one night i presume he played the highest limits there at Caesars Palace.
 xdomagojx30/09/2012 19:19:59 GMT
I think he has a "background" to do this kind of stuff. Probably just wanted to have some good time playing poker. He can afford it so nothing wrong with that. I don't think it's his next career move. As someone already mentioned might just be marketing move.
 braulio4601/02/2013 13:18:39 GMT
hehe ,nice but he had enough money from swimming,hes boring and now play easy poker Smile
 damosk01/02/2013 19:35:23 GMT
This is one guy we will all have to look out for. He is bound to have a massive impact in the poker world as he did in the pool. I dont think I would want to come up against him. Have you seen him? He's huge. Every game he plays he has HUGE HANDS!
 bowie198407/08/2015 10:52:15 GMT
Surprised his so called 'poker carrier' did not take off. Also he started swimming again, then got another DUI, went for a rehab then came out from rehab but did not showed up this year at the swimming world championship 'cuz he was banned by USA Swimming last year. Sure an interesting tabloid hero this guy became. Like Bruce Jenner. Big Smile
 dule-vu08/08/2015 12:31:42 GMT
now he is on poker?first he didnt beat Milorad Cavic and he wasnt first who touched omega wall!then he was on drugs,like idiot and now he play poker and wants money from there?wow!
 xgcsnippy08/08/2015 23:20:01 GMT
Most Americans have those egos
 bowie198409/08/2015 11:10:12 GMT
I am not sure what to say here - I mean even Mark Spitz stated last year, that someone from Omega even sent him an email detailing how Phelps did not win that 100 butterfly final but they brought him out as a winner by 0.01 seconds anyway - how is that even measureable? And the fact that this guy is gambling like Michael Jordan back then is funny too.
 dule-vu09/08/2015 13:23:16 GMT
they measur who will touch first omega touchpads and then they register results!in this case,omega was sponsor of phelps and they must bring him this medal to beat record of Spitz!whole world knew what happend,but they must give win to druged american!
 bowie198410/08/2015 11:22:18 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
they measur who will touch first omega touchpads and then they register results!in this case,omega was sponsor of phelps and they must bring him this medal to beat record of Spitz!

This could be true but the amount of negative publicity Omega gained with this event particularly, makes me think it wasn't worth it...
 dule-vu10/08/2015 14:14:40 GMT
today I read,that he swim like crazy on american championship in San Antonio!I dont know is he still on drugs or what,but he was faster for 1 second in same discipline 200 mix,then world champion from few days ago in Kazanj,Ryan Lochte!cant believe!
 Heskor10/08/2015 17:11:14 GMT
Well he smokes pots he wins in swimming he wins in poker well he is one successful guys like him as a guy and he broke a lot of records but he is getting old should think of other means to make money there will always be some other guys who will take his place one day , so enjoy it anyway good luck have fun mate and also if you guys need some motivation look at him, work hard play hard lol, cheers good luck mate have fun!
 bowie198411/08/2015 11:30:35 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
today I read,that he swim like crazy on american championship in San Antonio!I dont know is he still on drugs or what,but he was faster for 1 second in same discipline 200 mix,then world champion from few days ago in Kazanj,Ryan Lochte!cant believe!

He was always faster than Lochte, that never was in question - but these new times he swam are sure suspicious. Altough every major competition he would have even on the US chamopionships were still in Kazan so who knows?
 dule-vu11/08/2015 14:09:25 GMT
well I dont need him for motivation in my life!from all person in life,he would be on one of last places!if I want to look at anybody,that would be Novak Djokovic!better sportsman and better person in real life,that anybody,not some druges american!
 bowie198415/08/2015 00:12:09 GMT
To be completely honest every kind of professional sport when there's a huge amount of money involved is full of athletes who are using legal/illegal ways to make their performance better so I think nothing is new here. Tennis players are using the usual stuff too.

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