A 28-year-old Bromley man has won $21,750 after taking part in the biggest poker tournament in the world in Las Vegas.

Billy Chattaway once strutted his stuff for Sutton United but the former Ravens Wood School pupil decided to take up poker instead.

Despite his parents initially being concerned, Billy has continued to provide for himself and even scooped £360,000 in two online tournaments in 2015.

He had been taking part in the World Series of Poker Main Event in Vegas where he was unfortunately knocked out on the fourth day, finishing 652nd out of 7,874 entrants.

After the tournament he told News Shopper: “It was a fantastic experience. I had amazing fun all through the competition. It was a real roller-coaster ride in terms of my chips going up and down but I met some fantastic people and played against many of the best poker players in the world.

“I cashed in the most prestigious poker tournament in the world and I’ve won my entry into next year’s event - that can’t be bad.

“Now all I need is for England to win the World Cup.”

Billy was awarded with a £10,000 entry fee into the World Series of Poker Main Event for 2019, which will celebrate the tournament's 50th anniversary.

The successful poker player now lives in Keston after buying a two-bedroom cottage with his girlfriend.

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