Going into an $8-$16 limit holdem, the dealer informed me that the 7 seat was ‘tipsy’ and exposing his hole cards to the players on each side of him…the other players had already complained.
First the 7 seat was very jovial and fun with me. Wanted to know if he could blind raise it out of the small blind…I told him, “Absolutely!” He did.
A couple of times (at the beginning of a hand), I jokingly said, “Don’t let anyone else see your cards.” All was well and good.
About five hands later, he picked his cards up, leaned back in his chair, showed them to the ‘sweater’ behind the player next to him and sort of did a fan wave with them so three other players could see his cards.
The player on my left started with a “there he goes again” thing and I looked at ‘tipsy’ and said, “Sir.”
He ignored me.
I tried again, “Sir.”
Still he ignored me so I leaned over the table, extending my hand to him, face down on the table, (not pointing), and said loudly, “SIR!”
He finally looked at me, I said, “Honey, you can’t show your cards to the people on your end of the table.”
His face changed. The easy going, I’m the center of attention, happy faced player instantly went to snarling ugly and he yelled at me, “YOU’RE RUDE! I DON’T LIKE YOU!”
I said, “Be that as it may, you still can’t keep showing your cards.”
He yelled at me again, “YOU’RE RUDE!”
I said, “Sir, I am anything but rude and please stop showing your cards.”
He said, “You can’t talk to me like that and I don’t care what they (meaning the other players) want!”
I called the floor man while ‘tipsy’ began throwing his chips into racks and continued, “Steve Wynn is a personal friend of mine and I’m going to call him and have you’re ass fired!”
Just as the floor man arrived, I said, “Call him!”
The floor man settled everything – telling ‘tipsy’ it was time to go. ‘Tipsy’ calmed right down before he got to the shift supervisor and was almost apologetic.
The whole table laughed…we all wondered if ‘tipsy’ and Steve were such good friends, why Steve forgot to tell ‘tipsy’ that he was no longer involved with MGM/Mirage Properties?