Monday was Martin Luther King Day, as I’m sure all of you out there know. The casino I work at decided to make a promotion out of the holiday. Granted, this seemed as a bit cheesy to me to begin with, but only when I sat down at my table for the first half of my shift did I realize just how strange it would get.
Floormen were pacing back and forth around the Pai Gow tables, awarding $25 match play certificates to any player who managed to get three natural Kings in his or her hand. (A pair of Kings and a Joker didn’t count.)
Obviously, the casino was attempting to honor Dr. King by putting a premium on players who had several Kings in their hand. Me? I thought it was sending an awfully mixed message, as it amounted to rewarding players for having a hand with KKK in it.
Maybe it’s just the cynic in me. But then again, they were offering a dinner special of ribs, sweet potato fries, corn on the cob and cornbread for $5, so maybe the people in charge just haven’t grasped the concept of racial sensitivity.