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David Diaz Banned from WSOP and Caesars Properties

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Poker pro David Diaz was in the headlines in 2011 when he won a WSOP gold bracelet for taking down the 2011 $1,500 Triple-chance No Limit Hold'em Championship where he took home $352,808 for his first-place finish. What made his story so great was that he was diagnosed with cancer when he was four-years old and lived to beat it.

The headline Diaz has created today at the WSOP is not a pretty one. He was banned from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and all other Caesars properties. Diaz's side of the story is that he was drunk and caused a disturbance on the Rio property. Diaz tweeted some of the news:


And then went to Twitter to express his remorse.

He tweeted: “I would like to apologize to Harrahs, my friends, and to anyone my actions may have affected negatively. I made a mistake and plan to do everything in my power to make it right and take the proper steps so that nothing like this will ever happen again.”

Matthew Waxman tweeted his support for Diaz and so did Chance Kornuth.

No additional details have been released concerning the incident and no news has surfaced on how long the ban will be in effect. Diaz's buy-in to Event #21 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em (Six Handed) has been refunded and it's believed that he will not be allowed to play in any WSOP events in the near future.

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