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psandman 09-26-2007 11:37 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
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I don't think there is ever going to be a problem in any tournament play with someone using a sight device on the games. What are you worried the other players will think you are spying on..their pores? Most houses will change your seats too if you let them know you have a disability. What city are you playing in?

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Also if a player indicates to me that they can not see the board I am happy to announce the cards for them.

Ramon Scott 09-27-2007 12:22 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
I have a regular that uses the device...

funny one time saw him go to his viewer and the five seat covered his hole cards with his hands like it was a x-ray vision device...

youtalkfunny 09-27-2007 01:23 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
As long as you call it a telescope or a monocular, you'll be OK.

But if you use the word "spyglass", insta-ban.

Yossarian147 09-27-2007 01:38 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
At Hawaiian Gardens it's printed right on the table: "ENGLISH ONLY AND NO MONACLES WHILE THE HAND IS IN PLAY"

psandman 09-27-2007 02:29 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
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I have a regular that uses the device...

funny one time saw him go to his viewer and the five seat covered his hole cards with his hands like it was a x-ray vision device...

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You think thats funny, but his concern is not entirely unjustified. Sure it can't see through the cards, but on the other hand if the card was marked (intentionally or unintentionally) then a magnifier could certainly help someone see those markings.

snuffdip 09-28-2007 02:47 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
I have a regular who has one attached to a regular pair of glasses. Never had a player complain. Some folks have actually volunteered to change from the 5/6 seat for him.

Anyone that would complain about this deserves a KITN.

snuffdip 09-28-2007 02:49 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
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At Hawaiian Gardens it's printed right on the table: "ENGLISH ONLY AND NO MONACLES WHILE THE HAND IS IN PLAY"

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Would this be an ADA violation?

cpitt398 09-28-2007 08:46 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
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At Hawaiian Gardens it's printed right on the table: "ENGLISH ONLY AND NO MONACLES WHILE THE HAND IS IN PLAY"

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binoculars ftw

psandman 09-28-2007 09:34 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
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I have a regular who has one attached to a regular pair of glasses. Never had a player complain. Some folks have actually volunteered to change from the 5/6 seat for him.

Anyone that would complain about this deserves a KITN.

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I'm not saying anyone should be complaining, just that a player covering up there cards really isn't a nut concerned about x-ray vision. There action isn't unreasonable.

psandman 09-28-2007 09:37 AM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
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At Hawaiian Gardens it's printed right on the table: "ENGLISH ONLY AND NO MONACLES WHILE THE HAND IS IN PLAY"

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Would this be an ADA violation?

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NO, ADA requires reasonable accommodations not necessarily the person's accomodation of choice. So you tell someone they can't use a a monocular but you have the dealer announce the board cards they are being accomodated.


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