After being outed as a smoker and a drinker pop princess Britney Spears is rumoured to have picked up another dangerous vice - gambling.

The sexy singer, who shocked the world when she shed her clean-cut image, has been spotted emptying her pop-star sized purse at the casino at Las Vegas hotel PALMS.

But it seems Britney's has discovered a new talent too.

According to British tabloid the DAILY MIRROR, the superstar walked away from the blackjack table with winnings of $24,000 (GBP16,000).