Monday 25 September 2017

Legendary gambler Furlong (78) won the World Poker Championships in 1999, bagging a $1m first prize.

It wasn't his only big gambling win. He was said to have trousered well over €2.5m from a giant punt on his own horse Destriero winning at Cheltenham in 1992. The bulk of Kildare-based Furlong's wealth comes from his flooring and carpet business, which made profits of €5.8m off sales of €98m.

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