This individual is being added to the Blackjack Hall of Shame not because of 6/5 ploppy games started by Harrah's and then followed by MGM, but because of his treatment and attitude toward blackjack players who actually use their brain and play blackjack correctly. This individual owns and operates the South Point -- a hotel on the south Las Vegas Strip. Bar none, the South Point (AKA "Sweat Point") has some of the rudest and most arrogant pit bosses in all of Las Vegas. Blackjack players are basically treated as a nuisance and with contempt at the South Point -- unless they are ploppys losing their asses. Please see my post on ruddest pit bosses in LV:
My friends and I were backed off at the South Point a few weeks ago. Yes, we were counting cards -- big f-ing deal. Yes we were spreading our bets -- from $15-$75. After about 15 minutes in the joint we were rudely backed off and told we were no longer allowed to play blackjack. As a card counter, getting backed off is part of the deal, fine. Most back offs are done with courtesy. Not at the South Point. My friends and I were treated like crap, and for what? Because we had a 5x bet spread? We did not even get to black chip action and the hammer came down. Come on now.
It is with great displeasure that Jimmy Hoofa must now add another person to the Blackjack Hall of Shame:
Michael Gaughan (son of Jackie Gaughan)
Owner of the South Point Hotel and Casino.
Mr. Gaughan, if you can't even handle red chip/green chip action and a 5x bet spread, maybe you need to close your blackjack pit and just fill up the area with machines. Pathetic.