Ayecarumba
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March 6th, 2012 at 11:11:52 AM permalink
I have seen lots of folks inebriated and gaming. Nevada has a regulation prohibiting gaming license holders from, "Permitting persons who are visibly intoxicated to participate in gaming activity". Who makes this call? Is there a standard test for sobriety in the operations manual?

I have never seen anyone barred, despite some folks looking like they would definitely fail a simple, "walk a straight line", or "touch your nose" test. One would think the dealers should be on the hook for this, since they "control" the game.

There have been some fairly high profile, big bankroll individuals who welched on markers claiming that they were too wasted at the time, and should not have been allowed to gamble.

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WongBo
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March 6th, 2012 at 11:20:38 AM permalink
Barkley paid the Wynn's marker before the case went to court.
Are you referring to some other incident?

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/topstories/2008-05-15-1363912210_x.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/sports/basketball/20barkley.html


As far as drunken clients go, as long as you can stand or sit and not fall asleep, they will take your money.
I've seen people about to pass out still playing with no problem.
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Ayecarumba
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March 6th, 2012 at 1:01:13 PM permalink
We've all seen folks staggering around the casino, but has anyone actually seen a player refused action due to intoxication? If so, who decided that the player was too intoxicated?
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FinsRule
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March 6th, 2012 at 1:03:29 PM permalink
My wife wasn't allowed to enter a casino once because she was too intoxicated...
TIMSPEED
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March 6th, 2012 at 1:04:30 PM permalink
I've seen a LOT of players "cut off" from the cocktails...but I've yet to see someone refused a bet because they were too drunk...
Believe me, I've gotten absolutely BLITZED and still was let play dice, LOL.
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Ayecarumba
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March 6th, 2012 at 1:12:50 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

My wife wasn't allowed to enter a casino once because she was too intoxicated...



Who barred her? Was it a manager or a security guard? Did they perform any tests to verify that she was too intoxicated?
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Maverick17
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March 6th, 2012 at 1:21:03 PM permalink
Quote: TIMSPEED

I've seen a LOT of players "cut off" from the cocktails...but I've yet to see someone refused a bet because they were too drunk...
Believe me, I've gotten absolutely BLITZED and still was let play dice, LOL.



I gamble this way almost exclusively. lol

The only place I was not allowed access due to intoxication was a strip club that is no longer around in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, but the good news is I don't remember it happening.
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ShiftyRicky
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March 6th, 2012 at 3:03:19 PM permalink
I have stopped many players from playing, due to the fact that they were beyond intoxicated. I have a player that gets this way 99% of the time they come in. I was once saw this player pick up someone else's hand on 3CP and make a bet. lol. This player is use to me saying NO MORE..they jsut look at me and say "no more...okay", and they stumble away. I usally give the player all the chances in the world, but when you throw up on my tables, pass out in mid hand, forget you are playing and leave the game in mid hand...it becomes my job to say NO MORE. And yes all the above have happened in my PIT several times.

Yes, it is the dealers job to be aware of what is going on at their game. With that said, if you had a drunk betting Black for you and the same for him...would you say something to your floor? some do some don't (if the floor isn't watching a game where the player is toking black....well, they need a new floor).
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MrRalph
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March 6th, 2012 at 3:09:41 PM permalink
I had a gal get asked to leave at the Black Jack table I was playing at. She drank to much on the tour bus in and could hardly stay on the chair. She was very annoying and loud. They allowed a friend to take her to the restraunt. It was either that or go sit on the bus. This was at Presque Isle in Pa. and the pit made the call.
Nareed
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March 6th, 2012 at 3:14:44 PM permalink
There is a legal definition for being drunk as far as driving is concerned. It may vary by state, but it's a blood alcohol level of X (ofte .09 or so if memory serves), which can be accurately measured by a breathalyzer test. At that point you're too drunk to drive, and if you do so you can be detained.

What would be the level for being too drunk to gamble?

BTW the legal definition is a bit arbitrary, as it relies on an average. Some people are impaired with lower levels, some are not impaired with higher levels. In this case, though, I'm for erring on the side of caution.

Now, even if a level can be established, should casinos test any gambler who appears to be intoxicated? As in the driving case, there would be an average, except as far as gambling goes a drunk gambler won't risk the life of anyone by betting stupidly at the tables. So a blood alcohol test ought to be paired with some kind of sobriety test. And that's just too complicated.
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