A little tease but Gambling911.com is learning that with all the buzz surrounding Olympic superstar Michael Phelps and his newfound love for poker, one of the online poker rooms may be signing him on.
DoylesRoom.com - with its mega bonuses and bounty tournaments - has informed Gambling911.com that Phelps recently met with the poker legend, Doyle Brunson. Gambling911 has obtained this exclusive photo of the Phelps/Brunson meeting. And Brunson has nearly as many bracelets as Phelps has gold medals...Well, Phelps is hard to top.
Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won at a single Olympics with the eight golds he won at the 2008 Olympic Games. With this record, he surpassed Mark Spitz, who was also a swimmer and had held the previous gold medal total with the seven that he won at the 1972 Olympic Games.
Phelps ranks second in total career Olympic medals, after Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, who won a total of 18 medals (nine gold) spanning three Olympic Games.
Brunson is the first two-time World Series of Poker main event champion to win consecutively, a Poker Hall of Fame inductee, and the author of several highly influential books on poker.
Brunson is the first player to earn $1 million in poker tournaments and has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets throughout his career, tied with Johnny Chan for second all-time, one behind Phil Hellmuth's 11.
"Maybe he's the next Team Brunson celeb," a Doyle Room rep teased Gambling911.com readers. "One thing for sure is that he loves poker and is starting his education right at the top with Doyle and (his son) Todd."
Doyle Brunson was voted Gambling911.com reporter Jenny Woo's Sexiest Poker Player of 2008. Something tells us that Michael Phelps will be way up there on her next list.
Phelps left Brunson for a strip bar this week. Doyle wanted to join him but his family was concerned about his heart condition.
Payton O'Brien, Gambling911.com Senior Editor