Yeah - I thought it was fishy. But I've never played Hold 'Em in a casino (just table games like Blackjack
, 3-Card, Let it Ride, etc...). So a few us raised eyebrows and proclaimed we'd never heard of that before. But the host said yeah, you can do that. It was his house. Truth be told, I think the host didn't want to sound stupid and act like he hadn't heard of this before...when I bet he hadn't heard of it because it's BS.
But then again...I don't know. Thanks for the advice...the hammer sounds pretty good. This guy also gets to be an a-hole the more he drinks. He'll bet a big bet...then if someone starts thinking - he'll start saying stupid stuff like "call - go ahead" or the opposite and "you better muck that crap, you can't beat my hand...if you don't have more than 2 pair, you better just muck...I've got XX, I'll show you...muck it". Best yet - is he'll show his "kicker" to you and say you better to able to beat it before you call.
Anyway - ranting. I've gotten good at just ignoring him. But I've always wondered if there were actual casino rules against that sort of behavior...other than just being unethical and annoying.