A fight breaks out in the poker room at the Aria, Las Vegas

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A popular poker dealer at the Aria was dismissed from his duties due to the break out of a fight in the poker room. It was stated by others in and around the area of the incident, the dealer was verbally abused and was defending himself.

Do you think the dealer should have been fired? or should he have been allowed to plead his case first?

Bad Beat? Fight between Player and Dealer at Aria Poker Room (VIDEO)



 
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the first thing the dealer should of done was call security or the manager and have the player escorted out, i was not a witness and we really dont know what transpired, but i think getting the manager and security involved first is the way to handle rude customers
 
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thats crazy , if patches did something like this ,this guy had to have provoked him pretty badly still no excuse for that but sometimes you just reach a breaking point unfortunately it happened here
 
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the first thing the dealer should of done was call security or the manager and have the player escorted out, i was not a witness and we really dont know what transpired, but i think getting the manager and security involved first is the way to handle rude customers


I wasn't a witness either and all we have to go on is the recount of events from other witnesses.

If everything went down as it was stated, who knows how many time Patches was provoked and who knows if Patches had tried to settle him down. Calling the manager or security would have likely been the best course of action but we don't know what had been done up to that point either.

What I think I like most from this story, one of the many who donated to the GoFundMe page, said '“Make this a blessing. One door closes and other awesome doors open.”
 
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I think the fact that the dealer still went after that guy after they were broken up did count against him, Also that guy could be a whale.
 
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Can't imagine they were abiding by social distancing guidelines if partaking in fisticuffs! :laugh:

Hmmm...

Hard to make head nor tail of it really, haven't been able to watch the videos yet.

No excuse for racial slurs but violence is never the best answer either.. :dontknow:

At least the guy already has twenty-two large courtesy of generous gofundme peeps! :icon_thum

Can't imagine the other participant has profited from the experience greatly... :flute:
 
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My first impression after viewing the video is he deserved to be fired for losing his cool and chasing the guy around the casino. But after reading that this is one of the best dealers and that everyone knows and appreciates, then he should have at least been given a chance to defend his actions and not just fired without even a second chance.
 
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The truth is very outside the behavior, always at a poker table they will reach their limit but it is not stop to end the blows that is the idea of ​​playing trying to unbalance the opponent and hope they lose control
 
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I am 72 years old,and i dont even know the world we live in today.In the US,alot of the problems are caused by the outgoing problem causer in Donald Trump.I wasnt there,but i can tell you that if the N word was used, i can understand that happening.People right now have no respect for other people.Even in the play and attitude of the very free rolls that we play.
 
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A popular poker dealer at the Aria was dismissed from his duties due to the break out of a fight in the poker room. It was stated by others in and around the area of the incident, the dealer was verbally abused and was defending himself.

Do you think the dealer should have been fired? or should he have been allowed to plead his case first?

Bad Beat? Fight between Player and Dealer at Aria Poker Room (VIDEO)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA9JhQQrhEs


Fights just suck !

FYI...can't watch the video posted because "This video is age-restricted and only available on YouTube."
 
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Can't blame a man for snapping when being called the N word - I will be making a donation today.
No you can't, and it is a terrible thing to say to someone, and is very sad to see someone lose his job after being goaded like that by some loudmouth. :( You also can't blame the employer for firing someone who has physically attacked a customer. We all have breaking points, and unfortunately this poor man reached his. :( I'm going to look up his GoFundMe and help him out a little bit. :)

I know what it is like to have an explosive temper, and the repercussions of letting it take control of your actions. I can definitely empathise with him, and truly hope that he will learn from this as I have and continue on with a long, happy, and secure life.
 
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This is a lack of security. Poker room should protect their staff. Unfortunately some players start to insult dealers when they lost. I witnessed couple cases myself years ago in casino. This things unacceptable.
 
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Who is this?

This is a lack of security. Poker room should protect their staff. Unfortunately some players start to insult dealers when they lost. I witnessed couple cases myself years ago in casino. This things unacceptable.

I agree this is unacceptable
 
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Thought it said there was fight. Pretty tame compared to some of the folks who been straight knocked out at a table.

though pretty stupid player is gonna be axed from playing in theri casinos and stuff. Dealer should keep his job.
 
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Thought it said there was fight. Pretty tame compared to some of the folks who been straight knocked out at a table.

though pretty stupid player is gonna be axed from playing in theri casinos and stuff. Dealer should keep his job.
Based upon the video I disagree with you about him keeping his job. It looks like the player was still seated when it began so, unless the player made a move towards the dealer and/or threatened physical violence, the dealer would be the aggressor by attacking the player. If the dealer had just responded verbally I'd agree with you, but there are very few if any businesses that will forgive physical violence.

It isn't worth the risk of injury to other customers or employees. Maybe give him a second chance after a period of counseling, and being given a clean bill of health, by a mental health professional. If they have a policy of unpaid suspensions that might be the best way to handle a valued long time employee, but if not then termination is the appropriate response by an employer.
 
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Fights just suck !

FYI...can't watch the video posted because "This video is age-restricted and only available on YouTube."

Yeah, you have to watch the video through YouTube. Does it not take you to the video if you click on the image?
 
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A popular poker dealer at the Aria was dismissed from his duties due to the break out of a fight in the poker room. It was stated by others in and around the area of the incident, the dealer was verbally abused and was defending himself.

Do you think the dealer should have been fired? or should he have been allowed to plead his case first?

Bad Beat? Fight between Player and Dealer at Aria Poker Room (VIDEO)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA9JhQQrhEs
What did the dealer do?
 
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The story is linked in the first post.[/QUOTE
We don’t know what the incident was, what started the fight?

The link is in the first post of this thread where you will find as much information as we know concerning this incident. Please refer to the link in the first post of this thread.
 
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Yeah, you have to watch the video through YouTube. Does it not take you to the video if you click on the image?

Just so you know...


It does take me to the Youtube video if I click on "Watch on YouTube".

But then on youtube it asks me to "Sign in to confirm your age".

LOL
 
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