Archive for Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stinky gambler fuming after removal

July 31, 2008

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— Yes, Michael Wax stank. He's the first to admit it.

The 440-pound New York City man said he was playing poker in an Atlantic City casino for 17 hours Tuesday and didn't have time to clean up. He understands why gamblers complained about his body odor, but said he didn't deserve stinky treatment from the casino that asked him to leave.

Dave Coskey, a spokesman for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, said it is company policy not to comment on matters involving customers.

Wax said he told casino officials: "There's no question I stink. I'm not denying it. I do have an odor. I've been playing for 17 hours."

The 54-year-old limousine company owner, who says he is a frequent gambler at the Borgata, said a poker room manager followed him into the restroom and informed him that patrons at his table were complaining about his body odor.

When the Brooklyn man tried to retake his seat at the table, he said a manager told him to leave. He said he asked for a free room to freshen up, and the casino refused.

He filed a complaint about his treatment with the Casino Control Commission. His complaint will be reviewed to determine whether any state gambling laws or regulations were violated, a commission spokesman said Wednesday.

Comments

gr 6 years, 10 months ago

Maybe the problem was, after 17 hours, he was running out of money and his "services" were no longer needed.You don't win at gambling. If the average person won, the casino wouldn't stay in business. It is designed for you to lose money. They don't build fancy buildings and entertainment for a 50-50 probability.

Ragingbear 6 years, 10 months ago

I don't know about the rest of you, but if I sat in an air conditioned casino for 17 hours, my body odor would not change any noticeable amount during that time. Very little sweat and everything... Unless I soiled myself, which is probably what happened here.

more_cowbell 6 years, 10 months ago

"The 54-year-old limousine company owner, who says he is a frequent gambler at the Borgata"...and an infrequent showerer. Erer.Free room to freshen up? Uh, buddy, this is a casino, not a homeless shelter. Win some money, get a room, take a shower. Or how about this: take a shower, go to casino, win some money.X-D

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