UFC boss Dana White's legendary days as a huge tipper at the Palms Casino may be over.
Dealers and wait staff at the Palm's definitely weren't happy to hear the news of a spat between White and Palms management that has seen White take his gambling business -- and his huge tips -- elsewhere.
White was reportedly upset that the Palms cut his credit line in half and hasn't been seen since in the casino. According to White the falling-out was because he'd been winning big lately and the Palms looked to cut its losses by limiting his credit.
White has been one of the casinos biggest gamblers and most regular customers over the last decade and someone not shy about spreading the wealth around.
He reportedly tipped over $100,000 to dealers during a recent hot streak and regularly ran up $20,000 tabs at the Palm's Nine steakhouse, often leaving a $10,000 tip on top of those huge bills for waitstaff.
The disagreement could have a much larger impact as well, as White has severed all ties between the UFC and the Palms as well, yanking all UFC events that had been held at the Palms which had hosted the "Ultimate Fighter Live Finale" and some other smaller events and local fights.
It's another blow for the Palms that's had a rough few years, hit hard by the economic recession still taking a toll on Vegas casinos.
The Palms had carved a niche for itself by catering to a young, well-heeled crowd but the economic pinch has seen it make various penny-pinching moves that have alienated more than just White.
The curious decision last year to bar all known poker pros from playing at its blackjack tables was met with raised eyebrows; plenty of poker pros are huge losers at the tables and the pits and success at the poker table has next to nothing to do with winning or losing at blackjack.
Neither White or the Palms would comment on the situation but apparently it's not the first time they've butted heads so perhaps there is still hope in the future for more UFC events at the Palms and huge tips for dealers and staff.