Fist a cuffs, at live game last night.
Was at a live tournament last night with a $540.00 buy-in, and with 42 entries and 25k starting stacks. One of the players was one of the dealers that work at the club. Of course he wasn’t dealing this night. Nothing unusual about this, since many club workers do enter tournaments from time to time.
We’re down to 18 players left, and the dealer that was playing this evening was getting short stacked. All of a sudden one of the players, (a scary dude I might add) at the other table accused the club worker of shuffling a 5k chip into his short stack. The dealer looked very nervous and completely of course denied it. The player said I saw you sneak a chip from your pocket and shuffle it into your stack. He then got out of his seat walked over to the dealer and put him in a headlock reaching into his pockets and pulled 2 more 5k chips out. He then punched the guy in his mouth spilling blood all over the table and the worker just fell over his seat onto the floor. Everyone of course broke it up. The tournament was cancelled and everyone got their money back. They also announced that everyone that already was knocked out and gone, (no pun intended) will also get their money back.
Of course the club denied any collusion with the club worker, and just said he was able to get access to the tournament chips. They also announced that from here on in, no workers in the club will be able to play in the future.
Talking to the players as we were leaving, sounds like this club will be blacklisted. Anyone I spoke to including myself, won’t play there anymore.