Player Launches Racist Assault in Oregon Casino (NSFW)

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Player Launches Racist Assault in Oregon Casino (NSFW)
11:16
25 Feb

A racist tirade at a poker tournament has gone viral on Twitter, one of two recent incidents that appear to involve the same self-proclaimed ‘Nazi’, who has been banned from several casinos previously…

(Warning: This video is NSFW and contains graphic racist language)


 The horrendous behaviour was caught on camera at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon.

In the video, a player named by several sources as Ricky Forbito responds to a table dispute by launching a vitriolic racist verbal assault on a fellow player.

Screaming “Fuck you, you fat fuck, you wanna go outside n*****?” at a man (who is briefly seen on camera in the clip), Forbito challenges him and others to a fight.

He continues to racially abuse the man, and also targets Will Butler with the same racist epithet.

The incident continues for several minutes, casino security unable or unwilling to physically restrain or eject the abusive man, reports stating that he was later given a lifetime ban from Chinook Winds.

Sources have stated that the racist player has also been ‘banned from Last Frontier in La Center Washington as well as the Final Table Poker Room in Portland.’

Poker player Jacqueline Burkhart and others said that it was one of two ‘racially charged incidents” at the same venue this past weekend.


 Details of the second incident are still unclear, and are believed to involve a different attacker.

According to CardsChat’s Jon Sofen, however, the same player from the video above may have been responsible for a misogynistic assault on a female player several months ago.

In that incident, from a now-deleted video, a woman is called a “c**t” and a “w**re” among other unsavoury things, and the attacker describes himself as a “fucking Nazi”.

The Twitter comments in the Chinook Winds incident seem to indicate that racist abuse is far from unusual in the poker community.

There was a high-profile case at the WSOP in 2018, when Italian player Sorin Lovin was DQd after using the ‘N’ word against Maurice Hawkins


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