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Old 06-11-2021, 03:09 PM   #1
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Carrying a firearm at the poker table

To my surprise, it's actually a lot more common than I originally thought.

Different states have different regulations, but it's allowed in Las Vegas for example.

Curious of the community's general thoughts on the subject.

I can especially see the merit at places that do not have security cameras, guards, or deposit boxes.

Any stories if you've ever had to draw / use it?

I would think sitting at the table for 8 hours it gets uncomfortable, what position do you carry in?
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

if a libtard is uncomfortable with me bringing my rocket propelled grendade launcher to the table that his problem. Ben Franklin didn't die in world war 2 to disable me from bringing one into binion's casino and resort.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:24 PM   #3
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if a libtard is uncomfortable with me bringing my rocket propelled grendade launcher to the table that his problem. Ben Franklin didn't die in world war 2 to disable me from

bringing one into binion's casino and resort.
That's the type of response that's going to start arguments and get this thread closed. Be better.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:32 PM   #4
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

Libtard- that means a large govt loving idiot - that likes to take away gun rights?
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:35 PM   #5
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if a libtard is uncomfortable with me bringing my rocket propelled grendade launcher to the table that his problem. Ben Franklin didn't die in world war 2 to disable me from bringing one into binion's casino and resort.
sounds heavy and cumbersome.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:36 PM   #6
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Libtard- that means a large govt loving idiot - that likes to take away gun rights?
I'd like to have a healthy discussion on this issue, can we please keep it that way.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:38 PM   #7
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Libtard- that means a large govt loving idiot - that likes to take away gun rights?
Not all liberals are tards. Just the far left those people are bat **** nuts. Saw some leftist college Professor on youtube going on about how numbers are racist. Not even joking.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:40 PM   #8
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I'd like to have a healthy discussion on this issue, can we please keep it that way.
On a serious note i have no problem with it but at the same time think its not necessary. Dont casinos have armed security already?
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:46 PM   #9
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

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To my surprise, it's actually a lot more common than I originally thought.

Different states have different regulations, but it's allowed in Las Vegas for example.

Curious of the community's general thoughts on the subject.

I can especially see the merit at places that do not have security cameras, guards, or deposit boxes.

Any stories if you've ever had to draw / use it?

I would think sitting at the table for 8 hours it gets uncomfortable, what position do you carry in?
I think that is a horrendous and terrible allowance. Unfortunately poker like any form of gambling and competition brings out lots of angry tempers. You can already see the writing on the wall that some unstable player gets knocked out of a tournament or loses his roll in a cash game and pulls out the weapon and starts shooting. This should not be allowed at all.
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Old 06-11-2021, 04:11 PM   #10
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

I am what many people would probably refer to as a "libtard," but when it comes to guns, I actually do mostly adhere to the "good guy with a gun" narrative*.

As such, I feel a bit safer in a place with reasonable CCW laws. Maybe I'm being naive, and I'm open to see some stats that will force me to rethink this, but I generally think a given person – e.g. the unstable, angry-tempered player in ECB's example – is less likely to pull something if he/she knows any given person in the room might be carrying.

Purely anecdotally, have there been many casino shootings in recent years? It's kind of hard to look up via Google, since most searches will yield the Route 91 concert incident outside Mandalay Bay four years ago.

Also, gotta agree with dude45: I don't oppose allowing casinos to honor the state CCW laws, but I also don't imagine it changes anything, what with any decent room having security. (Of course, that might be as naive as anything else I've said in this post – we've seen plenty of other incidents that make us ask, "Wait, where the hell was security when this happened??")




*For those of you who don't follow the U.S. political landscape, the stereotype is that liberals also want to disarm all other citizens. It's a subject we shouldn't get into too much per NVG rules. Just wanted to point it out, and in fairness, the stereotype of the "pro-gun" crowd also gets oversimplified quite a bit.
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Old 06-11-2021, 04:18 PM   #11
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

I wonder how many people are still alive just because they missed their draw.
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Old 06-11-2021, 04:40 PM   #12
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

I imagine this thread will be kept open if the discussion stays on topic and doesn't stray too far from the poker aspects. If there are too many "political derails", the thread will likely be closed. (There are plenty of places on 2+2 and elsewhere to discuss those matters.)
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Old 06-11-2021, 04:43 PM   #13
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I can especially see the merit at places that do not have security cameras, guards, or deposit boxes.
If you're playing somewhere that at the very least doesn't have guards (not counting like a home game where the people know each other), then the answer is to find a new place to play, not bring a firearm with you to protect yourself

Firearms are great tools, but you should always seek to avoid situations where one is needed as much as is possible before anything else
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Old 06-11-2021, 04:56 PM   #14
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I imagine this thread will be kept open if the discussion stays on topic and doesn't stray too far from the poker aspects. If there are too many "political derails", the thread will likely be closed. (There are plenty of places on 2+2 and elsewhere to discuss those matters.)
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If you're playing somewhere that at the very least doesn't have guards (not counting like a home game where the people know each other), then the answer is to find a new place to play, not bring a firearm with you to protect yourself

Firearms are great tools, but you should always seek to avoid situations where one is needed as much as is possible before anything else
Haha another great point, one I missed before... are there any decent casinos anywhere that don't have security cameras and guards??
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:07 PM   #15
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

I can’t remember who it was but some former NFL player was in the WSOP in 2018 or 2019, made it fairly deep on a televised table, and was wearing a sling pack type thing across the front of his chest. I’m 99% sure it was a CCW sling bag as a friend said he told her as much.

I’m sure plenty of others wear similar bags and backpacks especially given the Rio parking lot’s reputation for the occasional robbery.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:44 PM   #16
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

IM trying to think of a casino in a regulated market that allows firearms.

But a gun at a poker table, I mean what could possibly ever go wrong.

Seems like a great idea
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:01 PM   #17
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if a libtard is uncomfortable with me bringing my rocket propelled grendade launcher to the table that his problem. Ben Franklin didn't die in world war 2 to disable me from bringing one into binion's casino and resort.
LOL!!!
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:02 PM   #18
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

Just want to add if you're licensed to carry concealed at a home game and it ends up getting busted, I doubt you'll conceal carry legally ever again.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:25 PM   #19
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

I have conceal carry license in most east coast states around but not including Washington DC. I can tell you from years of experience and lots of conversations with people who know, that when you are outside everything is mostly fine, but the moment you are inside a building things get sticky. When inside even firing a warning shot into a wall can open up a ton of liability because who knows who is on the other side of wall.

If you are inside a building and don't feel safe, then why the hell are you there in the first place. And being outside is exactly the opposite you could be walking around outside in a normal safe place and get approached therefore conceal is fine. I've been outside and approached at least 6 times and I simply took out my Glock turned my wrist so they could see the full profile of pistol and crap ended right there.

However, I will say, you are being watched a lot more than you think while you gamble. Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler and I use to hang out in Atlantic City. We hit a $20,000 video poker royal, he went and tossed some of it in the glove box of his car. And he is a positionally aware person. Later when we were walking to his car we saw glass all over the ground. And yup someone saw him, followed him to his car in an Atlantic city parking garage and broke into his car.

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Old 06-11-2021, 06:54 PM   #20
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

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To my surprise, it's actually a lot more common than I originally thought.

Different states have different regulations, but it's allowed in Las Vegas for example.

Curious of the community's general thoughts on the subject.

I can especially see the merit at places that do not have security cameras, guards, or deposit boxes.

Any stories if you've ever had to draw / use it?

I would think sitting at the table for 8 hours it gets uncomfortable, what position do you carry in?
When you say its “allowed” in Las Vegas by law, how many casinos allow them? Just because the state doesnt prohibit something doesnt mean its commonly allowed.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:11 PM   #21
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

I've seen this in a bunch of Westerns games where everybody is strapped with a revolver and it almost never turns out great for at least one of the players.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:39 PM   #22
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When you say its “allowed” in Las Vegas by law, how many casinos allow them? Just because the state doesnt prohibit something doesnt mean its commonly allowed.
Casinos are private property and thus pretty sure they can prohibit weapons, regardless of state carry law.

I have never been in a regulated casino that did not prohibit firearms.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:09 PM   #23
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I wonder how many people are still alive just because they missed their draw.
too many
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:22 PM   #24
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Casinos are private property and thus pretty sure they can prohibit weapons, regardless of state carry law.

I have never been in a regulated casino that did not prohibit firearms.
Las Vegas casinos can tell patrons they aren't allowed to bring guns on the premises. But the only thing they can do if someone carries anyway is to tell them to leave the property.

There's also the obvious issue of not knowing who carries a concealed gun, otherwise it wouldn't be concealed.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:24 PM   #25
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Re: Carrying a firearm at the poker table

I think the good sane people in the world with CCW ability are not at all a threat to someone thatvis also sane and missing their business/doing the right thing.

The bad people with weapons tend to not follow the laws, at any level. If the good people are not allowed to carry, who's left?

I've never had an issue with someone that carried legally....outside of my glorious Marine Corps days. I have had two issues with someone that carried illegally. Illegal carry tends to look for places with lower resistance. Zero issues being around someone legally allowed to carry.
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