You might be asking yourself, how does a sandwich reference get the headline on an online casino blog?
Well you’d be right to question us, but as you dig a little deeper, you’ll notice that indeed, a sandwich is worth a thousand words.
Luke Schwartz is his name, and you’ve probably never heard of him. If you do know him, you’d probably be ok with it if you didn’t.
He’s a brash, outspoken and trash talking British poker player, mostly online, that got himself wedged between two loaves of casino security and the European Poker Tour he is a patron of.
At a recent EPT event stop in London, a recently ousted, angry, and as always – obnoxious – Schwartz made his way to the concession, ordered a sandwich (cheese and cucumber is the rumor), then subsequently refused to pay for it.
After an argument with staffers, security and tournament officials, the loud Londoner was banned from the European Poker Tour FOR THE SEASON, as well as any other Grosvenor Casinos. Essentially ending his EPT career, and albeit entertaining, mostly annoying ways.
When asked about the incident, Schwartz did mention he regretted the situation, but spent much of his time lashing out at the thousands of poker blogs and forum posts that latched on to the controversy that has come to be known as “Sandwichgate”.
Although he has showed little remorse, he was indeed allowed back on tour with a stern warning, and left with this quote, summing up his behaviour, and obvious rehabilitation:
“All the fu***** swings in poker, the beats, the coolers, they build up after a while. So I was frustrated, yeah, but it’s still not a crime. It’s a fu***** sandwich.”