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.”

So, if you’re looking for less profanity, and a bit more online poker action, head to the Silver Oak video poker rooms, theres less swearing, less stealing and no pickles.

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Jeff White

Jeff has been an active gambler from the age of 18 when he won a small local poker tournament in San Jose, CA. He moved on to playing other casino games shortly thereafter, with a great interest in the statistics and mathematics involved. He has studied the historical gambling systems of nearly every popular casino game played today, and has written strategy books for several of them including blackjack, slot machines, craps, and roulette. Jeff has been a daily contributor to the Silver Oak Casino blog since the beginning of 2009.