The many flashy Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps continues to gleam in a open spotlight given timid final year after his ancestral run during a 2016 Olympic Games. This week a 31-year-old attempted his ‘hand’ during poker, teaming adult with contention players Joe Cada, Ryan Riess and Jeff Gross during a 48th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Poker stars Antonio Esfandiari and Brian Rast were also partial of a GOAT’s squad, that was entered in a 2nd eventuality of a series, a $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, that took place on Friday, Jun 2nd, nonetheless his tab team’s choice didn’t pierce on past day 1. Phelps had designed on donating any loot to his Michael Phelps Foundation.
Phelps has had a prolonged history, both certain and disastrous with gambling. The activity was cited as one of his vital vices heading adult to his 2014 DUI arrest, with a Baltimore-born contestant carrying reportedly spent 8 hours in a gambling binge during a Horseshoe Casino before removing behind a wheel.
However, before this year’s Super Bowl, Phelps used gambling for good, teaming adult with 2006 World Series of Poker champion Jamie Gold to co-host a luminary poker after-party during a 8th Annual ‘Big Game Big Give’ gift fundraiser.