MELBOURNE – An Australian Labor Party leader and former Premier of Tasmania was kicked out from a casino after he allegedly licked a finger during a poker game
The 58-year-old Paul Anthony Lennon confirmed that he was tied in cable and frog-marched out of Melbourne Crown Casino last Thursday night for licking his finger during a game of $2 poker.
“At one instance I licked my index finger before touching my dealt cards, as you sometimes do. But apparently this is against the rules—something I was not aware of. For this I was removed. I questioned the reason why, but was not given an answer,” said Lennon.
According to a witness, about five to six security guards wrestled with Lennon when he refused to leave after he aggressively berate a woman whom he accused of touching his casino chips. When the guards asked him to quiet down, Lennon reportedly resisted and asked the guards instead: “Don’t you know who I am?”
Lennon who served as Premier from 2004 to 2008 claimed he had not consumed any alcoholic drinks during the game and declined an interview request.