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Betfair Asks Phelps to Dive in to WSOPE

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Michael Phelps, eight times Beijing Olympics medalist, revealed that he has other talents besides swimming.

After being spotted playing poker at a casino, Phelps has been approached by the sponsors of this year’s World Series of Poker Europe, Betfair to attend the event. As a special gesture, Betfair said that it would wave the £10,000 buy in fee required by players to take part in this exciting event.

WSOPE launches on September 20th, and already all eyes are on the Empire Casino in London where the competition will run until October 2nd. Besides paying the entry fee, another way that players can take part in this event is by winning their way in through satellite tournaments at online poker sites. The £1 million prize is definitely a good reason for Phelps – and any poker player for that matter! – to give this event a try.