Very few casinos allow this. Most only allow the under the gun straddle, some also allow the button straddle. And there are various rules for how various different straddles work. But in general, all the books will tell you that a straddle helps other players more than it helps the straddler.
Regarding the all in...
In cash games, you are not required to show the cards before more cards are dealt.
EDIT: I guess he had 14 outs in total because he had 8 hearts (including the fact that I had the 2 of hearts) and he could have caught a 6 or a 7, but that's still only a 30.3% chance of catching something that would beat me. Still pisses me off you can just straddle everybody out of the hand, that ain't skill, that's like saying you're good at playing Halo because you camp all day with the energy sword.
Still shows he was playing bs hands though
So why are you complaining
Because he busted me in an all in with a hand that shouldn't have been in and was only in because he was abusing a stupid rule to bully everybody.
That's part of poker.
Edit: and the other thing about it that's bull is that it makes bb the first to act, when you're voluntarily preraising a forced ante without looking at your cards, you should be first to act, period.
so what like, you love playing pros?
I'm saying I don't like this rule because it makes it so fish can easily get away with making donk moves a lot more, especially if they buy in with more than you. Fish are going to win on donk moves all the time but this makes it a hell of a lot easier.
Sounds like a money making opportunity though. You just need to save up because the game will obviously play bigger. And yeah, I think in that area they are bad about letting straddles go anywhere. The one time I played a PLO/PLO8 mix, button straddles were allowed, and it was $10 on the button with over half of the players. I was under-rolled and pushed around too. Getting the last of my money in about a 9 to 1 favorite on the flop and losing didn't help...lol