The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is currently considering the delicate matter of whether a casino acted correctly in ejecting a player on grounds of poor personal hygiene, reports Associated Press.
A 440lb limo driver, Michael Wax (54) in making the complaint explained that he had been at the poker tables at the Borgata, Atlantic City casino for 17 hours straight, giving him no time to freshen up. But his body odour was sufficiently bad to cause complaints by other players at the table. The casino first tried the diplomatic approach, with a manager following Wax to the washroom on one of his necessary visits, and advising him that other players had complained about his personal hygiene.
Unfortunately, this did not deter Wax, who tried to rejoin the table and was then asked to leave. His request for a free room to freshen up was also turned down. 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."
Wax left, but laid a complaint with the Commission, alleging that the casino was out of line to tell him he stinks in front of other patrons. "I would like an apology," Wax said.
Dave Coskey, a spokesman for the Borgata said it is company policy not to comment on matters involving customers.
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