Three-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Sam Panzica may be one of the only guys not looking forward to the upcoming 2014 World Series of Poker at the Rio. You see, the young grinder has been banned and he just found out, upon appeal (as you can see), that it’s not going to be lifted.
The details of what happened are a little sketchy for us, but from what we gather it happened during Panzica’s buddy, 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess’, run during the November Nine.
People are hinting around what might have happened but not shockingly, it sounds like he’s going to blame it on the alcohol.
But everyone makes mistakes right? So, some of his high profile poker buddies, like Riess and Loni Harwood, sent messages of support upon hearing that Panzica will likely miss the best 6 weeks on the poker calendar.
Hilariously though, not everyone was jumping on the #FreePanzica movement as WPT Champion Matt Salsberg opted for the needle.
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We’re still looking for exactly what happened…so if you know, for sure, drop us a line and we’ll update this post.
“Thank you, again, for your interest in pursuing this matter.” Ouch.