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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.

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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.

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