A fight broke out between a poker dealer and a player at a popular Las Vegas Strip poker room Wednesday evening.
A 42-second video began circulating on social media that showed a player fighting with a dealer in Aria’s poker room. The fight started at a poker table near the dealer box. As others in the room got involved and began separating the two, the dealer got in a couple of blows and the player ran away.
The dealer then chased after the player, who could be seen grabbing a small table to throw before others in the room were able to separate the two.
Shortly after the video went viral, a GoFundMe page was set up for the dealer in the video with a goal of $2,500. At the time of publishing, the page has already raised $5,775.
The page claims that the dealer, who is popular with regular players, was attacked by the player and that he was simply protecting himself. In a Wednesday tweet, Farah Galfond, wife of Phil Galfond and high-stakes crusher in her own right, said that he was berated and attacked. She also added that beer was thrown on him.
The incident may cost the dealer his license.
You can watch the video below: