Stinky poker player kicked out of casino
If you stink – get out! An Atlantic City casino kicked out a 440 lb man from their poker room after receiving complaints he smelled really really bad. The 54-year old said the odor was from playing poker for 17 straight hours. Apparantly he asked the casino for a free room to freshen up in, and that request was denied. What are your thoughts – was the casino in the wrong for kicking him out?
The 440-pound New York City man said he was playing poker in an Atlantic City casino for 17 hours Tuesday and didn't have time to clean up. He understands why grossed-out gamblers complained about his body odor, but said he didn't deserve stinky treatment from the casino that asked him to leave.
Dave Coskey, a spokesman for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, said it is company policy not to comment on matters involving customers.
Wax said he told casino officials: "There's no question I stink. I'm not denying it. I do have an odor. I've been playing for 17 hours."
Michael Wax, a 54-year-old limousine company owner, complained to the Casino Control Commission after the incident at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Tuesday. His complaint will be reviewed to determine whether any gaming laws or regulations were violated, a commission spokesman said Wednesday.
Wax said a poker room manager told him to leave the casino after he stepped away from the poker table for a bathroom break. The 440-pounder said he acknowledged that he smelled, and that the casino rejected his request to freshen up in a free room.