An angle and a double jeopardy at downtown LV casino
I was playing downtown at Golden Nugget in the their 1-2 no cap NL
Most players had over $500 stacks with two of them way over $2000. After about 2 hours comes a guy, sits down, talks about something with the dealer, makes some comments about the other night game and playing along. Obviously he played there before. I never remember him.
Now here is what happen: I’m in late position with 77. The Villain (V) in question is in early position and makes a raise of about $50, gets one caller and when the action comes around to me, I noticed he’s got about $100 in red chips on top of $100 bill but has a thick wad of bills under that I cannot make up how much is. So, I asked the dealer: How deep the V is? At that moment the dude says: Over $2000. I cover, so I call his raise.
The flop comes down: 4,5,7. I flopped top set. V bets all his red chips. The guy in the middle folds and I call. The turn brings another 4 making the board 4,5,7,4 giving me the top FH. Villain says: I’m all in. The dealer puts the round marker with All-In on in front of him. Obviously I call. The river brings a 9. He opens his hand with AK. I open mine and obviously I expect to win a huge pot. Villain trows all his money to me. I grab them. Well, under his top $100 bill there was about 40x $50 bills.
Now the show begins: The dealer say: $50 bills doesn’t play and a couple players also side with him. I call the floor. The dealers explains what just happens without mentioning that I specifically I asked how deep the V was at the beginning of the hand to know if I should call or not his pf raise. I explain that I asked the V how deep he was after his pf raise and also that he used his $2000 to push me of the hand at the turn. The floor rules that since he said “over $2000” at the beginning of the action and he declared All-In himself, the whole wad of money plays. So, I got all the money.
The V left the table and after about half an hour comes back with a big dude executive from the casino management. The casino dude gets together with the floor, exchange some words and comes over to my table trying to explain to me that the $50 bills doesn’t play and that I should return the $2000. I absolutely refuse to give up to this angle and secondly the whole incident becomes a “double jeopardy” after the original floor decision. The casino executive threatens me that I will be banned from his casino if I don’t return the money. I kept the money, get banned and left the casino.
Now, Is that a beautiful/stupid/idiotic angle or not?