Odd ruling in live tourney last night
Playing in the NL Holdem tourney at the local casino last night and had it folded around to me in the small blind...blinds were 100/200 so since I had 100 chip in, I tossed a 500 chip in without saying anything, making it 600 to go. As I did so, the dealer looks at me, pauses and says that since I did not say raise, it is only a call due to the oversize chip rule in the small blind. I play here often and I have never heard any dealer tell anyone this before, but I know this dealer has been around for a couple years, so I did not question it. I also did not hear it during the pretourney rules breakdown, but I have heard that so often, I do tend to tune it out. Just curious what the thoughts may be on this. I should also say that I did win a modest pot on the flop in this hand so I am not posting this out of frustration.