Michael Phelps Crushes Vegas With Party and Poker Win

Michael Phelps spent Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas celebrating his retirement from the Olympics the way anyone should – by eating (cake), drinking and gambling.

His weekend started with a party at Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub where he made jams with Afrojack, ate cake and partied.

Festivities began Friday night at Surrender Nightclub. Phelps was joined by Olympic gold medalist and training partner Allison Schmitt, and poker star Phil Hellmuth. He was given a hero’s welcome with deafening cheers from the packed house as he entered the DJ booth joining his friend, Dutch electronic dance music sensation Afrojack who was spinning his hits for the capacity crowd. Phelps fired off the nitro cannon into the crowd and then got on the mic and exclaimed “This is my first night of retirement at Surrender!” He then threw back a shot of chilled Grey Goose vodka with Afrojack kicking off the night of fun, frolic and great music.

The fun wasn’t confined to the clubs as he headed to the Caesars Palace poker room to take money from tourists looking to blow their loot with a 22 time olympic winner. TMZ reports he won $100,000.

TMZconfirmed early Sunday morning that Phelps walked into Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino and left with $100,000. When it comes to winning, the Olympic swimmer known for his great victories at the 2012 Olympics goes above and beyond.

Michael Phelps and his friends visited Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and won $100,000 in a single poker game. After winning, Phelps spent a large portion of the cash at the Tryst nightclub in the Wynn.

Hey, if you’re going to “retire” what better way to go out than by winning money in a Vegas casino then spending it all on a good time with your friends.

Sounds like a good time to me. Someone call the clubs and let them know I plan on retiring in 30 years!

Photo – TMZ (duh)

The Gambler Goes To Bonnaroo

Last week the music scene in Vegas was all about the Electric Daisy Carnival. Besides wind closing the electronic music festival early one night everything seemed to go off fine and everyone seemed to have a good time.

In Tennessee, there was a similar gathering of hippies at Bonnaroo. The difference is that these hippies prefer their music with instruments. Both festivals had hundreds of thousands of people attend, but because I follow way too many Vegas folks I missed out on some of the action.

This morning I was reading some quick hits from Bonnaroo at DoYou Hear The Music and saw a really interesting collaboration between Phish and Kenny Rogers. This may not be as hip as Afrojack and David Guetta hitting the decks together at Encore Beach Club, but what is?

Phish and Kenny Rogers got together to play a song everyone that likes Vegas, Atlantic City and Sports loves – “The Gambler”. Enjoy the youtube video shot from the crowd…it sounds better than it looks!

If you need more Kenny Rogers music, go here.
If you need more Phish music, go here.
If you need your own copy of “The Gambler”, go here.