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    Default Dana White too successful of a gambler for the Palms, ordered to cut back his play

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dana-wh...210509747.html

    Apparently, the Palms Resort & Casino will welcome gamblers with open arms if they lose regularly. The more they lose, the more enthusiastic the welcome.

    But when a gambler is as successful as UFC president Dana White has apparently been recently, things aren't so welcoming. White told Norm Clarke, the Las Vegas Review-Journal's gossip columnist, that he won nearly $2 million gambling at the Palms since March. And, as a result he said, the Palms has dramatically cut the amount of White's action it will take.

    According to Clarke, the Palms didn't give White the boot fully, but they cut his playing privileges from $25,000 per hand to $5,000. As a result, White has opted not to gamble at the Palms any more.

    This is the second time in two years that White's success at the tables has led the Palms to boot him. The first time, it not only cost the resort the opportunity to host UFC fight cards, but many of its employees turned against it.

    White is a legendarily generous tipper, and Clarke reported about rumors that White tipped dealers $200,000 during his management-ended three-month winning streak. Clarke reported that White will continue to dine at the Palms' trendy N9ne Steakhouse, where he has been known to tip staff $10,000 on a $10,000 tab.

    He said Mandalay Bay has reached out to him and wants him as a customer, but White said there are few places in Las Vegas willing to take serious action any more.


    Casinos don't want to gamble anymore. They're all owned by hedge funds and corporations. They want to stack the odds so much against you that you won't play. Realistically, there's only one place to play left in town. That's Caesars. They will let you play what you want to play. No messing around with limits.

    White denied he has a gambling problem and told Clarke his gambling hasn't had an impact upon either his personal or professional life.
    Hmmmm....
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    Saw this on a couple of the Embedded videos they did for 173. Dana said he hadn't lost at all this year, showed him cashing out with stacks of money in at least 2 of the videos, and then showed him receiving the phone call from the Palms. It also showed him pulling out 100 dollar bills and tipping the people at the counter who cashed him out. It was all actually pretty amusing.

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    Shit, and I lose $80 in AC last weekend and felt like I lost my livelihood. (I was just being a little pussy)
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    I have zero luck when it comes to gambling.

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    where he has been known to tip staff $10,000 on a $10,000 tab.
    I'm not one to complain about fighter pay for the most part. But if Dana is tipping that much to service staff maybe he should rethink what the prelim guys are making

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    Quote Originally Posted by SickNasty View Post
    Shit, and I lose $80 in AC last weekend and felt like I lost my livelihood. (I was just being a little pussy)
    Last time I went to a casino I did really well in blackjack. I came out about $600 up after ordering prbably $200 in drinks. Everytime I tipped the dealer, about 20-30 times all weekend, I lost the next hand. It was bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    I'm not one to complain about fighter pay for the most part. But if Dana is tipping that much to service staff maybe he should rethink what the prelim guys are making
    lol waiters making just as much in one night as fighters who work and train 2-3 months are

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    Hate gambling, lost $80 in 15mins almost 20yrs ago playing slots... never went back to play. Couldn't even enjoy losing my money it went so fast.

    Last time I went to a casino (for the buffet) I tried to put a couple bucks into the machine and couldn't lol only took bills, kept my money
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    Well yea, you played slots. What are you, a Floridian octogenarian? GO play baccarat like a real man.
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    you didn't fell Kevo good one.
    Ya I'm a big gambler spent a week in Vegas put $18 in the machines cashed out $3 so lost $15 and that bugged me.lol.

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