A Swindon businessman has won big in Vegas as the gold bracelet winner of the World Series of Poker.

Daniel Willis is the founder and CEO of Amplifyd, which he describes as a "premier auction house for influential artists and music brands to sell their collections and experiences."

But the Swindon businessman-by-day has another hidden talent that has just won him over $150,000 across the seas.

Appearing at the World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas on May 31, Willis became an official bracelet winner and secured himself the winning prize of $175,578 in cash.

The Swindon local was the only British man to make it into the top eight and he went head-to-head against American poker player and two-time gold bracelet winner Michael Wang in the final.

Willis, who entered day three as the chip leader, didn’t falter in the slightest and finished with the same momentum he had been building throughout the competition.

“Coming off the first event I played and having a huge win, it’s a dream come true moment,” Willis told Poker News.

“I’m just really grateful for this amazing opportunity,” Willis said. “And how everything unfolded to be here and to be the winner.”

Before starting his career in music and business, the Swindon man began as a police officer and then transitioned into an online professional poker player.

In 2008, he also embarked on a career in the music industry as one half of Neptune Project and released his first album 'A Question of Reality' in 2018.

Willis' recent win marks the biggest achievement of his poker career so far, with the $175,578 prize money blowing away the $10,756 that he earned for a seventh-place finish at the 2019 Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza.

When asked how he'd be celebrating, Willis told Poker News that he'd be spending a few more weeks living it up in Vegas before returning home to Swindon.

“I’m definitely going to try and play the Mystery Bounty, probably take a day off and celebrate. I’ll probably play a few more events, and then I've got to get back to work," he said.