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11/19/12 9:49 AM
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First the UFC quietly moved the TUF Finale from its traditional home at the Palms Casino Resort to Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Then rumors arose that it happened because the Palms had halved White's credit limit.

This was followed by a piece in the Las Vegas Review Journal that touched on White hyper generous spending and tipping habits.

One of the Palms' biggest gamblers since it opened 11 years ago, White's tipping habits were legendary.

"He changed people's lives," said one of the sources.

Dealers and wait staff were among the hardest hit by White's departure. During one two-month hot streak, White tipped dealers more than $100,000, sources confirmed.

"Anytime he came in, we knew it was a big payday," a Palms employee said.

A regular at N9NE Steakhouse, White routinely ran up dinner tabs of $15,000-$20,000 and tossed in $10,000 tips. That happened three or four or times a week, the sources said.

"He rarely accepted comps, not just at the Palms but all over Vegas," one source said.

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This lead to head scratching about why a casino would cut the credit limit on a big spender?

UGer CindyO asked White what was behind the story, and it turns out the credit limit was imposed not for losing too much, but for winning too big.

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I asked DW what happened and he said it was because he kicked their asses by winning BIG a few times within a short period of time so they chopped his limit (he's aggressive in his bets) in half. This isn't the first casino that has done this to him and I doubt it'll be the last.

Cindy

Now comes word from White himself, via MMAJunkie.com.

"I had a little beef with the Palms, and I ripped the UFC out of there," said White with a chuckle.


11/19/12 9:57 AM
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Real professional from Dana White. Mixing the UFC's business with how he is treated on the Casino floor is not only pathetic but unethical as the President of The UFC. Can you imagine Bud Selig or Roger Goodall doing this? EmbarASSing
11/19/12 10:05 AM
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*Takes ball, goes home*
11/19/12 10:09 AM
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Like a BOSS. Phone Post
11/19/12 10:10 AM
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lol I love it. Good to see Dana not taking any shit from these corporate lowlifes.
11/19/12 10:15 AM
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Lol somewhat unprofessional but at the same time such a boss move, I like it Phone Post
11/19/12 10:22 AM
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Dana takes everything so personally, imagine if the fighters took things as personally as Dana does, there would be none left.

11/19/12 10:23 AM
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Considering he was giving them a ton of business and they were willing to treat him that way, I'm glad he took his business elsewhere. Phone Post
11/19/12 10:24 AM
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Palms employees must be happy.
11/19/12 10:25 AM
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Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
11/19/12 10:31 AM
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11/19/12 10:45 AM
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Im sorry but the Palms should be kissing his ass. Just because he wins a few times and cashes out doesnt mean he hasnt treated them well with the UFC events and from the sounds of it he treats the staff in amazing fashion! Hes the kind of guy you want in your place.
11/19/12 10:55 AM
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Wonder how much they typically made during a fight weekend. I would assume no more fights cos ted them more money then Dana betting big. Hope it was worth it
11/19/12 11:09 AM
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DFW told The Palms to go get their fucking shine box. Phone Post
11/19/12 11:14 AM
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Anyone confirm that this is true? This is coming from White/Cindy.
11/19/12 11:19 AM
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They're crazy.  

 

The odds state pretty clearly that hot streaks end and if they waited him out they'd have kept his business and gotten all their money back with change.

 

It was their decision to make, so whatever.

 

11/19/12 11:27 AM
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Idiots. Got what they deserve.
Whales always win big and eventually lose big, and keep playing no matter which side they are on at a given moment.
Combine that with his generosity and the business connection, they were down right retarded to do this to him. Phone Post
11/19/12 11:29 AM
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MarcusRenatoBlackBelt - Real professional from Dana White. Mixing the UFC's business with how he is treated on the Casino floor is not only pathetic but unethical as the President of The UFC. Can you imagine Bud Selig or Roger Goodall doing this? EmbarASSing

very unethical... If im an investor like (abu dhabi/flash entertainment) id be pissed off.  or any potential investor would be highly cautious doing business with this douche bag.  decisions should be made based on what benefits the UFC/Zuffa not dana white.

11/19/12 11:43 AM
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someone forgot to tell elmer fudd jr, that was a "Li'l smokie" he had in his palms.
11/19/12 11:54 AM
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MarcusRenatoBlackBelt - Real professional from Dana White. Mixing the UFC's business with how he is treated on the Casino floor is not only pathetic but unethical as the President of The UFC. Can you imagine Bud Selig or Roger Goodall doing this? EmbarASSing

well seeing as MLB/NFL dont use casino's as venues, no i dont see them doing this, however i do see them passing on a city/stadium for expansion if they are treated like shit.

Casino's have no problem with you loosing all your money to them, but throw a fit when you win, that is unethical.

i know people thinks its cool to bash everything Dana does, but i see nothing wrong with this move, if Dana isnt treated good, they why would he expect UFC fans to be treated good by the Palms. The Palms dont give a shit about being ethical, they wont stop the father of a family gambling his food money away, but will stop someone from winning money legit and fair.

11/19/12 11:57 AM
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I can absolutely believe that this happened with the Palms, but the UG Blog is going with CindyO as its news source. At least the title of the thread isn't "DFW kicks casino's ass again"

Great fucking story UG Blog, way to used unbiased sources and write objectively. I guess the representatives at the Palms were busy when you contacted them regarding CindyO's CLAIMS. 


No casino is going to talk about clients. I am comfortable relating Cindy's account.

The UG Blog is a blog, not the New York Times. As such, the source was identified, and, as I said, is correct.

The way you can tell the UG Blog is a blog is not subtle. If it was the New York Times it would be called the UG New York Times - "All the news that fits in a fist or something" :-)

11/19/12 12:01 PM
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LOL at the casino being douchy because someone won ????? Imagine that

11/19/12 12:05 PM
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nick diaz nut hugger -

I can absolutely believe that this happened with the Palms, but the UG Blog is going with CindyO as its news source. At least the title of the thread isn't "DFW kicks casino's ass again"

Great fucking story UG Blog, way to used unbiased sources and write objectively. I guess the representatives at the Palms were busy when you contacted them regarding CindyO's CLAIMS. 

Fucking nick diaz nut hugger bringing down journalistic ineptitude all over the UG today.

Vigilante style! Phone Post
11/19/12 12:08 PM
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Who cares? Its like not there arent other casinos, they fucked with him and he is gonna take his org somewhere else.

Its not like someone at Fox called him a tool and he said nope we are leaving Fox networks, see ya. Its a TUF finale at the Palms, doing it at another casino isnt a big deal.

11/19/12 12:15 PM
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I still don't buy it.

If you think Dana broke the Palms you are as delusional as those in the story who believe Walt White played blackjack to buy a carwash.

Whales bust casinos.

Dana White is a big fish but he is not personally a whale.

The UFC is big, the Fertittas are big but Dana White on his own didn't bust them out while slanging chips to passerby in a tipping spree.

I believe they cut his credit as they have with MANY.

I believe he took this personally and took the UFC out.

I don't believe they cut him because he won "too much". Phone Post

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