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Poker player admits to lying about cancer to raise money

Avid poker player Rob Mercer, who claimed to have been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, has admitted he lied about his diagnosis. Mercer had started a GoFundMe page to raise money to enter the World Series of Poker main event, claiming he needed the funds to cover his medical expenses.

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mercer confessed to lying about his cancer diagnosis. He said he made up the story as a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone asked him what kind of cancer he had. Mercer regretted his actions and acknowledged that he should have been honest from the start.

Mercer’s GoFundMe page had received donations ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 from people who were moved by his story. After his admission, GoFundMe contacted Mercer and informed him that he had violated the terms of service. As a result, donors were notified that they would be receiving refunds.

Despite the controversy surrounding his false cancer claims, Mercer has stated that he has no plans to return the money he raised. She claims she believes she has undiagnosed breast cancer and intends to use the funds to cover her medical expenses. World Series of Poker officials have yet to comment on the matter.

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