Shaun Deeb Not Welcome at HighStakes Cash Game

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Shaun Deeb Not Welcome at HighStakes Cash Game
08:15
18 Feb

Double World Series of Poker bracelet winner Shaun Deeb had to find a new place to play this week after being told he wasn’t getting a seat at the highstakes game running alongside the Circuit stop in Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and he won’t be returning anytime soon if his tweet yesterday is anything to go by…


Explaining that:

‘Basic summery (sic) of the story is poker room manager tells me high stakes game is public I try to sit an (sic) told I am not allowed to play guess he doesn’t understand what public means’…

…Deeb can now add the Florida cardroom to whichever casino pissed him off previously, rumours that it was the Rivers Casino in Schenectady where he was apparently accused of ‘going north’ last year never really being substantiated or denied.


In any event, Deeb enjoys a good poker rumble and it wasn’t long before another of poker’s mouthiest pros was on his case, Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow having a pop at the 4-time WCOOP champ…


To clarify matters somewhat, one of the Seminole Hard Rock ambassadors explained to Deeb that the casino itself wasn’t behind the ‘no seat for Deeb’ decision

Deeb is hardly new to drama in the poker world, and regular readers may recall last year’s Poker Night in America shitfest featuring Deeb, Doug Polk, Brandon Cantu and the seriously-disturbed Salomon ‘hashtagking’ Ponte among others, Deeb somehow surviving Ponte’s nasty verbal assault on him, his wife and everything inbetween….

…but Deeb isn’t exactly the good guy in among all the heated exchanges which have gone public


Quite what Deeb had done to find himself blocked out of the ‘public’ highstakes game is unclear, but it’s not unusual for such things to happen.

2012 WSOP Main Event winner Greg Merson found himself locked out of Bobby’s Game at the Aria, taking to Twitter in 2016 to call out Jean Robert Bellande and the casino in no uncertain terms…


…rumours circulating that Bellande had Merson kicked off the table to make room for a ‘deep-pocketed fish’ or simply hadn’t let him play to begin with, as reported at the time by PokerTube.


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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more

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