Pressing Buttons

by , Jul 12, 2007 | 2:57 am

LAS VEGAS–Just learned from listening to Chris’ podcast that Bellagio has instituted a new rule — 20 minute penalty for anyone who uses a cell phone (or Blackberry, or Treo, or Blackjack, or iPhone) at the table … whether they are in the hand or not.

3 Comments to “Pressing Buttons”

  1. Marvin C

    It’s about time. People using electronic devices slow down the game. I’m not worried about cheating. What I dislike is when it is someone’s action and they are on the phone or just got off and take time to recreaste the action in front of him.

    I used to play in St. Louis where they outlawed cell phones because a bookie was taking bets on his cell at the table. This could have cost them their license. The game went faster after they outlawed cells.

  2. Michele Lewis

    I told you this two days ago….weren’t you listening?

  3. DanM

    Jokingly: Michele, I’m sorry, did you say something?

    Semi-seriously: I remember hearing there was some sort of cell phone ban at the poker tables. But i did not remember hearing that it as a very specific rule instituted in a current $10k Bellagio tournament that resulted in 20-minute penalties.