Written by Mathias | Thursday, January 6th, 2011
An anonymous gambler playing poker at the Star Casino in Australia was visiting the casino for a four and a half hour poker session during which he was actually served a total of 42 beers. That’s roughly about nine beers per hour, one beer about every six to seven minutes! This guy must have really been able to hold his liquor because he did in fact continue to play from about 2:30 a.m. until around 7:00 a.m. By 7:00 a.m. it was blatantly obvious that this man was considerably intoxicated.
If you take into account that the 42 beers were served by three different waiters, it’s still a bit ridiculous, being that each one would have on average served the man 14 beers each at roughly about every half hour.
Casino waiter Helen Mikhael-Ghanime told the Sunday Mail of Australia, “He didn’t appear to be steady on his feet. He was dozing off at the table and the manager had to help him collect his chips so he could cash them in.”
Mikhael-Ghanime and two other employees were fired and the Star Casino is now facing a $10K fine for allowing such an absurd amount of alcohol to be served to one person.
One ironic twist to the story is that Star Casino actually told the Casino Liquor and Gaming Control Authority that they weren’t able to ascertain just how inebriated the man was because of his poker face.
A letter written by Star City to the authority stated, “The nature of poker is that players tend to be … very controlled in their facial expressions and body movements. This level of control means that many of the visible signs that a person … is affected by alcohol may be minimized.”
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