Professional poker player Antonio Esfandiari had a bet and he intended to keep it. No, the bet wasn’t to hold his bladder until it was ready to burst, forcing him to release his schwang at a tournament table in hopes of relieving himself. Nor did he relinquish his fluids in public due to a rule explicitly stating that tournament players cannot have a bathroom break. Yes, Esfandiari peed into a container during tournament play because of gambling, but it wasn’t at the behest of the gambling at the table.
Esfandiari had a prop bet with a friend, for $50,000, that forced him to lunge everywhere he went for two days. You see, for Esfandiari, gambling is a way of life, and while he won the bet that caused him so much pain that he couldn’t physically get up from a round of poker play, he lost at being a role model for his child. Per his official statement following the incident:
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.
The pro poker star is donating the $50,000 he won to charity, and because of his pee pee foul, he was disqualified from the PokerStars tournament, including a forfeit of his stack of over $100,000 in chips.
There’s a moral here: Public pee pee does not pay, folks.