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Pro Poker Player Antonio Esfandiari Apologizes For Urinating At Table (Video)

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Antonio Esfandiari was recently disqualified from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament series at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas (video below).

Esfandiari made a lunging prop bet with businessman Bill Perkins that made the poker pro so sore that he urinated into a bottle at the poker table instead of walking to a restroom.

According to the rules of his bet, Esfandiari had to lunge every time he walked for two days. When the other players left the poker table for a bathroom break on day two of the bet, Esfandiari remained seated and relived himself.

Because of this "breach of etiquette," Esfandiari was disqualified, notes PokerNews.

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Esfandiari later apologized for the incident and said he will donate the $50,000 that he won from Perkins on the bet to charity, reports CNBC.

Esfandiari wrote in a statement:

"It makes me quite sad to write this. All the things you have heard are all true. I can sit here and try to explain and justify but at the end of the day my actions were completely unacceptable. What's done is done. All I can do is learn from my mistakes and grow from them. I have apologized to anyone and everyone who may have been affected and will continue to do so.

"I am embarrassed of the actions I took to win that bet. On paper I won, but in life I lost. No matter how much one loves a prop bet there is a limit to how far you should go. And in this case I failed."

Esfandiari said he would give $25,000 to One Drop, "which provides drinking water to impoverished nations," and $25,000 to REG, "a charity dedicated to reducing suffering in the world."

Sources: PokerNews, CNBC, PokerstarsCaribbeanAdventure.com / Photo credit: PokerNews