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Michael Phelps

CRUSHES Vegas

Wins $100K in Poker

9/2/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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All Michael Phelps knows how to do is WIN -- the world's most medaled man hit Vegas this week ... and sources tell TMZ he walked off with $100,000 from a single poker game.

Phelps has been touring the world with his buddies since scooping up 6 Olympic medals -- starting in the Maldives -- and last weekend, the crew took on Sin City.

According to our sources, Phelps and his buds played a cash poker game at Caesar's Palace, and naturally ... Phelps cleaned up with $100K in winnings.

We're told Michael blew a nice chunk of it at Surrender nightclub in the Wynn -- which is not nearly as exciting as Prince Harry's night at that hotel.

Step up your game, Phelps!

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moosh08    

Already missing that competitive fix he'll be broke in 2 years.

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JAB    

Maybe he sang the national anthem when he won the dough. He sure didn't sing the national anthem when he got his gold medals. Cat got his tongue?

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48.

Brian    

I wonder if they had an agent from the IRS standing at the table ready to do a little cleaning up himself.

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HENRY MUNEVAR    

WWW.HENRYSBASEBALLCLUB.COM 781 891 0621 THEY WILL GET MORE THAT A 10 MILLION IN FREE PUBLICITY SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM????????

750 days ago
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spreading truth    

dang, that really suks. i was planning to go there but now theres no money left. since "vegas" only makes about a billion $ a day i guess its gonna take them a while to recover from being CRUSHED. a hundred million dollars, now that might set them back a couple days.

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Rafael    

After seing this posting of Phelps at the gambling table I am totally disgusted by the fact I wasted my time watching his activities at the olympics. I give hime 3-5 years before he is broke and homeless. Millions of dollars disappear easy depending on your lifestyle. Do not have any respect for him anymore. Very glad that he will not be representing my United States in the olympics. What a role model. Bottle of beer looking like he's drunk at a gambling table. What a waste.

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tropelaella    

For me that this matter by half. Ta, until he won 100k, but the funny and who does not speak the input value (buy-in). Does not reveal much of anything. I just think seeing. Knowing that in poker a person can go from heaven to hell in just one move. So it may even be that he won even

750 days ago
53.

CSR-921    

I know most consider this man a hero, not me, being able to swim fast a hero does not make. Wasting huge amounts of money when there are millions of children hungry right here in the USA. He is simply a member of the me first generation.

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54.

susan    

Careful!! Gambling is highly addictive..know quite af people that have lost tons of money, homes, etc from gambling...but still cannot stop gambling..

750 days ago
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sam treesh     

no comment today

750 days ago
56.

alen ross    

Go, Michael!

750 days ago
57.

doc    

He spends $25,000 a day to play cards. He wins $100,000 and this is news? This is less than he spends in a week.

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scoopie    

There are two very distinct ways of playing poker. One is tournament play, set amount of money - not considered gambling. Then there's "cash play" where there aren't any big limits and you can lose a lot, and the money is more the motivation than the game/strategy.

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John Madison    

It's a good thing he gambles in Vegas. He'd never get past the door in Monte Carlo dressed like a bum. What a schmuck.

750 days ago
60.

Jack    

It's amazing ? It need lucks beside than skills when playing pokers. Wondering did he get a Kechara Tibetan Wealth Chakras at home?

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