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Poker player flushes counterfeit chips down the toilet

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Christian Lusardi, 42, of Fayetteville, North Carolina recently got in trouble after he tried to flush 2.7 million in counterfeit poker chips down the toilet. He was trying to cheat in the recent World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City.

Lusardi was playing in a $560 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. The player had obtained a massive stack of 519,000, almost 110,000 more than his nearest rival even though he rarely played any of his hands.

Lusardi did not make it to the final table but he cashed $6,814 in prize money. The tournament was suspended when officials suspected that fake tournament chips were being mixed with real ones.

He was taken to the Atlantic County Justice facility and the judge required $300,000 bail. Sucks to be him.

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